September 27, 2016

Why Hire a Corporate Lawyer When a Robot Will Do?

Well-tuned search engines could save people a lot of time and suffering. Luminance promises to increase the efficiency of contract review by at least 50 percent. Kira Systems claims a time reduction of as much as 90 percent. If Bayer’s legal team had included robot lawyers, maybe they could have completed due diligence for the Monsanto deal in days. So will the associate attorney, among the least satisfying jobs in the U.S., become a thing of the past? Not necessarily. Even though automated-review tools are great for organizing documents into actionable information, intelligent humans are required to step in when the computer encounters ambiguous language or unexpected cases. It’s like how self-driving cars still have human supervisors in the vehicle to deal with rogue squirrels or trolley problems.


One Fantastic Keyboard For Your Compiter, Phone And Tablet

This full-size, six row keyboard features a complete set of function keys and a number pad. Certain keys—such as Alt and Ctrl—will automatically change functions depending on which operating system you’re working in. Running the length of the keyboard is a rubberized tray that holds your mobile devices at the correct viewing angle. You can link up to three devices at a time to the K780 via Bluetooth. Those without Bluetooth can connect via Logitech’s Unifying USB dongle. At the top left of the keyboard are three white buttons used to pair your devices. Switching between paired gadgets is as simple as tapping the corresponding button.


How to succeed with hybrid cloud application integration

The biggest mistake you can make in hybrid cloud integration is overspecializing. You should establish a common network connection model across your entire hybrid cloud and then work to define a standardized hosting model to deploy applications/components. The connection model issue can only be addressed by creating a virtual private network that can host all of the applications and components. Enterprises are increasingly looking to adopt software-defined or virtual networks as their connectivity core, and if the proper software-defined network or software-defined wide area network model is adopted, it can connect everything, whether in the cloud or the data center. There's no substitute for open uniform connectivity, so it's critical to get this right, and enterprises are recognizing that the basic cloud networking tools are best used to supplement this enterprise virtual network, not create it.


Government lawyers don’t understand the Internet. That’s a problem.

Today, cyber, data and privacy questions lie at the core of numerous corporate and government cases, and there aren’t anywhere near enough practicing lawyers who can adequately understand the complex issues involved, let alone who can sufficiently explain them in court or advise investigators on how to build a successful case. “This is a problem that pervades all of the national security apparatus,” says Alvaro Bedoya, who previously worked as the chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law, and now leads Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology. “You don’t have a pipeline of lawyers right now who can read code.”


Your users have porous passwords? Blame yourself, IT.

Maybe IT needs to tone down its security awareness efforts. New research by psychologists into password strength delivered the non-intuitive conclusion that users who are well briefed on the severity of security threats will not, as IT had hoped, create stronger passwords to better protect themselves. They actually tend to create much weaker passwords because the briefings make them feel helpless, as if any efforts to defend against these threats are pointless. The research, from a Montclair State University study — detailed here in a story from The Atlantic — suggests that IT staffers need to make sure that they emphasize how powerful a defense passwords, PINs and secure phrases can be in defending against threats, at least until we are able to deploy better authenticators.


Psychology Is the Key to Detecting Internal Cyberthreats

The key to identifying and addressing at-risk employees before a breach or incident occurs is to focus as much on understanding and anticipating human behavior as on shoring up technological defenses. The best way to do this systematically is by analyzing employees’ language continuously and in real time, in a way that still respects privacy. And, the data is readily available to do so because email, chat, and texts are now one the most common methods of communication in business. ... The opportunity for using psychological content analysis in the corporate workplace is vast. Not only can leaders utilize this to intervene before a security breach, but leaders can also use insights to support other efforts to build a healthier culture and develop the organization’s talent.


Mood of the Boardroom: Hacking a serious business

The fact that cybersecurity now ranks alongside what have long been seen as the world's greatest challenges is telling. A real estate director said, "Both terrorism and cybersecurity are always cause for concern of the highest level, as we do not know when and where it will next hit." In light of the increasing acknowledgement of the risk, there are opportunities for the businesses that help address it. Kordia acquired Aura Information Security, a leading cybersecurity company, for just over $10m in late 2015. Bartlett sees addressing cybersecurity threats as a potential selling point for New Zealand. "We are small enough to make our little country a stand-out example of how to get it right," he said. "If we can, our cyber-safe brand will be as important as, and more credible than, 100 per cent Pure New Zealand."


Companies say IoT matters but vary on how to secure it

Overall, their biggest challenges in deploying IoT revolved around security and privacy. But most are taking an “ad hoc” approach to security, doing things like securing individual devices using firewalls. However, 23 percent said they are integrating security processes into their IoT workflow. No single approach has won out yet, MacGillivray said. Finding people with the right job skills is another thing that makes IoT difficult, respondents said. That's a pain point especially in terms of crunching all the data that flows in from the new systems. Also, most enterprises haven’t taken advantage of edge computing, which may be one of the most important parts of IoT, according to IDC. A majority of organizations that have deployed IoT devices just use them to collect data and send it to the cloud or a data center for processing.


How To Mitigate Hackers Who Farm Their Victims

The farming is more sophisticated now with advanced Command and Control (C&C) servers that they use to make system changes remotely, multiple backdoors in multiple systems, bogus accounts they create to sell or reuse, and sensors they leave behind to identify and harvest specific data, says Inskeep. Command and control servers work by receiving communications from malware-infected systems that call out to the internet via outbound network traffic. This works because most network security is geared to defend against what is coming in, not what is going out. Hackers can spread large numbers of Trojans into different kinds of systems because they can pair these backdoors with many different kinds and pieces of legitimate software from OS and application updates to games.


Is the internet of things the new DDoS attack weapon?

It’s been posited that attackers are leveraging internet of things (IoT) devices to grow their botnet capacity to this new level, which in itself is troublesome, but first, the backstory. Krebs is one of the most prolific cybersecurity-focused investigative journalists and has broken a number of high-profile stories and been responsible for numerous arrests over the years. As a result of his intrepid work, Krebs has come into direct contact with plenty of criminal gangs and met the perpetrators of many of the world’s most notorious cybercrime fraternities face to face. Speculation that this is why his site was attacked has stemmed from his recent coverage of an Israeli online DDoS attack service called vDOS – still available to read via Google’s webcache.



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