February 21, 2017

HPE acquires security startup Niara to boost its ClearPass portfolio

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired Niara, a startup that uses machine learning and big data analytics on enterprise packet streams and log streams to detect and protect customers from advanced cyberattacks that have penetrated perimeter defenses. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Operating in the User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) market, […]

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February 21, 2017

Ransomware takes a nasty turn

Another open source database has been targeted for attack. Only this time, paying the ransom isn’t even an option. Instead, the perpetrators just destroy the database, sometimes leaving a nasty message before moving on. This makes these attacks a very odd subcategory of “ransomware.” Only weeks after the attacks began on MongoDB, the new attacks […]

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February 21, 2017

Tech luminaries team up on $27M A.I. ethics fund

Artificial intelligence technology is becoming an increasingly large part of our daily lives. While those developments have led to compelling new features, they’ve also presented a host of potential problems, such as automation that displaces human jobs and algorithms that provide biased results. Now, a team of philanthropists and tech luminaries have put together a […]

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February 21, 2017

Microsoft announces a series of health care initiatives

Microsoft this week announced several new health care-related initiatives and solutions for industry partners and organizations to apply artificial intelligence in multiple areas of care, along with a new partnership with a major hospital. Healthcare NExT is a new initiative that will integrate health care partners and Microsoft’s A.I. and Research organization, with the goal […]

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