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2019 U.S. Data Breach Numbers Are In—And They’re Mixed

A final tally of U.S. data breaches for last year shows an overall increase, but cybersecurity pros could point to some underlying success stories as well. So reports MarketWatch.


Three Massive Data Breaches Reach Three Disparate Resolutions

Three of the largest compromises of consumers’ personal information have in recent days each come to three starkly different moments of reckoning, demonstrating the wide variety of cyber attacks and the stubborn complexity of dealing with them.


Democratic Bill Would Fine Credit Bureaus for Data Breaches

Newly reintroduced legislation by a group of Democrats in Congress would slap fines on credit reporting agencies if they compromise consumers’ information. So reports The Hill.


California Bill Would Broaden Definition of Personal Data

California lawmakers have introduced legislation that would expand the state’s definition of personal data, potentially tightening breach disclosure rules for companies gathering California residents’ information. So reports CNN.


BlackRock Accidentally Exposes Details of 20,000 Clients

About 20,000 financial advisers who are clients of BlackRock had their names and other personal information exposed after a data leak at the world’s largest asset manager. So reports Bloomberg.


Massachusetts Passes Tougher Data-breach Law

Massachusetts has enacted a law that puts new requirements on organizations that experience a data breach. So reports the National Law Review.


6 Steps to Data-Driven Transformation

We’re now well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The First Industrial Revolution was about steam and railroads, the Second about electricity, and the Third brought about by the Internet. AI, the basis of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will completely change the way business is done and companies are run in the next five to ten years, just as the Internet has done in the last ten. The transformation will be bigger than that any previous revolution has brought about.


Alibaba, the Supply Chain, and Changes in China

It is well known that China has been the biggest producer of goods for many years. From children’s school supplies to the contents of every handyman’s toolbox, “Made in China” is found in small print. However, China’s labor costs, much due to its economic growth from manufacturing, have risen to the point that the competition from nearby Asian countries is taking some of that manufacturing business. These shifts, along many others over the last two decades, have been heavily influenced by the conglomerate Alibaba, affecting the supply chain of companies worldwide.


Predicting Machine Failure with Big Data

The fourth industrial revolution is on the rise. This time, instead of replacing human hands with machinery, companies are replacing scheduled surveys with timely repairs. Industry 4.0 includes machine learning on a variety of levels, but one of the most intriguing (and financially applicable) is predictive maintenance; the practice of predicting machine failure before it happens. Face detection, talking refrigerators, and mood-setting light bulbs are fun, but when big money talks, everybody listens.


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