5 Keys to a Cybersecurity Culture

One of my first introductions to cybersecurity came when I was eighteen. Someone had stolen my identity, and it took months to get all the issues resolved. More recently, my brother—also an IT Security professional—stopped a scammer who used his social media information to try to take advantage of our grandfather. I’ve fallen in love…

5 Awesome Machine Learning Services Powered by Watson

Today we welcome guest contributor Tanmay Bakshi, an inspiring 13-year-old app developer, teacher and YouTuber. We met Tanmay while he was giving a keynote speech to our tech associates (yes, he gives keynote speeches around the world). Please enjoy Tanmay’s article on 5 machine learning services powered by Watson.  Computers have never been good at understanding non-mathematical…

The Case for Hard Science in Big Data Analytics

Just a few short years ago, most job descriptions for data science and machine learning positions stipulated the following: “Minimum qualifications: Currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, operations research or a related field.” As someone with a background in hard science, I could not help but notice a few glaring…

The 5 Essential Traits of a Cybersecurity Professional

Every day brings new reports of data breaches and security vulnerabilities. Recent incidents include breaches of data belonging to customers at Madison Square Garden and current and former sailors in the U.S. Navy. Meanwhile, ransomware and phishing schemes continue to wreak havoc on corporate networks. In one ransomware attack targeting the San Francisco’s light rail…

4 Big Data Tools Powering Walmart Technology

Walmart Technology’s history with big data began even before it became a buzzword. We recognized early on that the data we could cull from our e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses provides the most effective tool for optimizing user experience and planning strategically for the future. In the past few years, our big data capabilities have continued…

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