The United Nations General Assembly recently announced that it has adopted two resolutions on the International Information Security (IIS) System, one from India and one from Russia.   The UN said that its adoption of the ‘Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security’ and ‘Countering...

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Google last Monday a waiver to operate its radar-based motion sensing device called Project Soli at higher power levels than what is currently allowed, as well as permission to operate it aboard an aircraft.   The Soli sensor is able to capture motion in a three-dimensional...

In its recent blogpost, Google announced that its AI-powered camera tool, Google Lens, can now identify over a billion things.   The tool, which was first launched in 2017, is capable of scanning and recognizing images via its app or through the Lens. The search company revealed that Google Lens was...

The Department of Health and Human Services issued last Friday a four-volume publication on cybersecurity guidelines which focuses on voluntary practices aimed at reducing security risks and bolstering cybersecurity programs across the industry.   The guidelines, called Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients was drafted with the help of...

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs warned this week that majority of cyber threats in 2019 will likely come from state-sponsored hackers, whose attacks will be wilier and more difficult to detect.   In its new report, Kaspersky said that a number will also come from “energetic” but inexperienced actors looking to join...

State Police Chief & Director General of Police (DGP) of the Odisha State Police RP Sharma said this week that they will be using cutting edge technology, particularly artificial intelligence, data analytics and mobile computing to aid investigations starting 2019.   Sharma said that AI will help spot any procedural mistakes officers...

Microsoft is offering a challenge to data scientists in its new competition on Kaggle, which is organized by the Windows Defender ATP Research team in collaboration with Northeastern University and Georgia Institute of Technology.   The software giant is inviting the data science community to use artificial intelligence to counter cyber threats...

Researchers at New York University and the Michigan State University recently revealed that they were able to developed artificial fingerprints using machine learning which can be used to unlock a variety of fingerprint-locked devices.   The researchers said that most devices such as phones don’t actually capture entire fingerprints. Rather, only...

In a recent interview, executive advisor to Google’s Cloud Health Care and Life Sciences Dr. Toby Cosgrove said that AI and machine learning can revolutionize health care without any privacy risks.   The statement comes despite recent studies which says that artificial intelligence can bring privacy risks to health data. However, Cosgrove...