Even good bots fight: The case of Wikipedia (Oxford & Alan Turing Institute)


Source: University Of Oxford published via PLOS ONE, Milena Tsvetkova, Ruth García-Gavilanes, Luciano Floridi, Taha Yasseri "The research paper, published in PLOS ONE, concludes that bots are more like humans than you might expect as they appear to behave differently in culturally distinct online environments. The paper says the findings are a warning to those using artificial intelligence ... » read more

FDA: Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices


Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Center for Devices & Radiological Health dated 12/28/16 "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this guidance to inform industry and FDA staff of the Agency’s recommendations for managing postmarket cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed and distributed medical devices. In addition to the specific recommendations contained in this gui... » read more

Strategic Principles For Securing The Internet Of Things (IoT)


Source: U.S. Department Of Homeland Security. Version 1.0 Dated: 11/15/16 "The growth of network-connected devices, systems, and services comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) creates immense opportunities and benefits for our society. IoT security, however, has not kept up with the rapid pace of innovation and deployment, creating substantial safety and economic risks. This document expla... » read more

Things To Come This Year


What will happen in the Internet of Things during 2017? No one truly knows. Some 2016 trends can be teased out to provide prognostications for the 12 months ahead. Parks Associates released a white paper in December, “Top 10 Consumer IoT Trends in 2017,” which notes that U.S. broadband households have an average of more than eight connected computing, entertainment, and mobile devices, a... » read more

IC Industry Waking Up To Security


By Jeff Dorsch & Ed Sperling Many people pay lip service to the concept of security in Internet of Things devices, software, and networks. That oversight is beginning to fade away, however, as companies begin digging into one of the broadest and most complex problems in the IoT age. Unlike other technology issues, which have been solved in increments, security is all-inclusive. While ... » read more

Use IoT Security Concerns To Your Benefit


Did you know data scientists can now link Instagram posts and other meta-data to credit card purchases? Indeed, MIT researchers said recently that just four fairly vague pieces of information — the dates and locations of four purchases — are enough to identify 90 percent of the people in a data set recording three months of credit-card transactions by 1.1 million users. They stresse... » read more

Blog Review: Feb. 4


After the Super Bowl, Ansys' Thierry Marchal looks at making football safer through virtual prototyping. Sports concussions are a serious danger for athletes from youths to professionals, and modeling head and brain impacts may lead not only to safer football helmets but a better understanding of how to lower the chance of brain injuries in sports. Synopsys' Ray Varghese continues his series... » read more

System Bits: April 15


Making game play more engaging Engineers at Stanford University have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the game play to make it more engaging. The prototype controller was born from research conducted in the lab of Gregory Kovacs, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, in collab... » read more