Category Archives: Science

Modernizing cybersecurity approaches

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Sponsor’s Content | The Dawn of the Intelligent Enterprise: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Power the New Workforce

sloanreview.mit.edu - AI-powered systems are increasingly joining humans in the workforce. The following perspectives from an industry executive and a scholar explore how these systems will change the enterprise and requi…


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Combatting cyberwarfare

eait.uq.edu.au - Brisbane locals got a special insight into the future of cyberwarfare last night, at a public lecture at The University of Queensland’s Customs House. The event was UQ’s first public lecture on cyber…


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Make Your Digital Transformation Effective

rockwellautomation.com - A few weeks ago during one of our regular meet up sessions, a plant manager expressed his excitement over his company implementing the first phase of its digital transformation – and that they were n…


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Analyst– Information warfare

aspi.org.au - Analyst– Information warfare & cyber-enabled influence operations ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre(ICPC) has an outstanding opportunity for a talented, emerging analyst to join its growing ce…


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U.S. Army War College Information Operations Primer – Fundamentals of Information Operations – Botnet, Stuxnet, Cyber Warfare, NSA, Service Organizations – CyberWar

tobem.com - This latest revision of the Information Operations Primer provides an overview of Department of Defense (DoD) Information Operations (IO) doctrine and organizations at the joint and individual servic…


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New SANS Institute Survey Finds Artificial Intelligence (AI) Viewed as Security Enabler for Cyber Defense, Malware Prevention and Advanced Threat Detection

pressreleasepoint.com - Security Practitioners Want AI to Support and Extend Current Knowledge, Tools and Processes Security Gets Smart with AI: A SANS Survey finds that artificial intelligence (AI) is still maturing but is…


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Agenda – RISK 2019

risk-conference.com - Rethinking Cyber for Secure Digital Transformation "The view behind the scene” - CyberThreatIntel by FireEye Luke McNamara, Principal Analyst, FireEye Intelligence Evgenia Izotova, Account Executive …


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Programme préliminaire

acfas.ca - 214 - Intelligence artificielle et cybersécurité : convergence étonnante et impacts des points de vues offensifs et défensifs Nous observons depuis des années que les approches d’apprentissage automa…


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Oz Woodside Invests in Cyber Security Firm

naturalgasworld.com - Australian Woodside has invested in Sapien Cyber, a Western Australian company specialising in the protection and security of critical infrastructure. Sapien Cyber was launched by the cyber security …


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About The Art Of Counter-Intelligence…..

proclivitiesprinciplewisdom.wordpress.com - ON FINDING TRUTH. . . . “One of the most effective tools for cooperation was, and remains, speech. What form of early human was the first to attempt speech as we know it today - words and sentences e…


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Computational Intelligence for Decision Support in Cyber-Physical Systems (Studies in Computational Intelligence) – CyberWar

tobem.com - This book applies computational intelligence and soft computing techniques to Cyber Physical Systems, where physical and communication segments of networked entities interact. Discusses how to ensure…


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Scientists Grow ‘Mini-Brain On the Move’ That Can Contract Muscle

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles attached, an advance that promises to accelerate the study of conditions such as motor neurone disease. The lentil-sized grey blob of human brain cells were seen to spontaneously send out tendril-like connections to link up with the spinal cord and muscle tissue, which was taken from a mouse. The muscles were then seen to visibly contract under the control of the so-called brain organoid. The research is is the latest in a series of increasingly sophisticated approximations of the human brain grown in the laboratory -- this time with something approaching a central nervous system attached. The scientists used a new method to grow the miniature brain from human stem cells, which allowed the organoid to reach a more sophisticated stage of development than previous experiments. The latest blob shows similarities, in terms of the variety of neurons and their organisation, to the human foetal brain at 12-16 weeks of pregnancy. However, the scientists said the structure was still too small and primitive to have anything approaching thoughts, feelings or consciousness. While a fully developed human brain has 80-90 billion neurons, the organoid has a couple of million, placing it somewhere between a cockroach and a zebrafish in terms of volume of grey matter. After growing the organoid, the scientists "used a tiny vibrating blade to cut it into half millimeter-thick slices which were placed on a membrane, floating on a nutrient-rich liquid," reports The Guardian. "This meant the entire slice had access to energy and oxygen and it continued developing and forming new connections when it was kept in culture for a year. Alongside the organoid, the scientists added in a 1mm-long spinal cord, taken from a mouse embryo, and the surrounding back muscle. The brain cells automatically began to send out neuronal connections, linked up with the spinal cord and began sending electrical impulses, which caused the muscles to twitch." The study has been published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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Kris Kosmala Talks Smart Ports: Ideal Port Ecosystem,Transformative IT, Machine Learning & AI, Terminal Bottlenecks And Future Disruptive Technologies

marinestrategy.com - Kris Kosmala is Director of Smart Port Operations Digital Solutions at Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent international engineering and project management consultancy dedicated to leading the way in …


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Regulate artificial intelligence.pdf

academia.edu - COMMENT Object detection and tracking technology on show at the 2018 Artificial Intelligence Exhibition & Conference in Tokyo. Regulate artificial intelligence to avert cyber arms race Define an inte…


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Software Developer job at XOR Security

job-openings.monster.com - About Us At XOR Security, we build solutions that keep our citizens safe, our government’s information secure and our intelligence professionals one step ahead of the adversary. From cybersecurity an…


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AlertEnterprise launches AI-powered Identity Intelligence technology for automated threat protection – Help Net Security

helpnetsecurity.com - AlertEnterprise, the leading physical-logical security convergence software company, announced its latest evolution in insider threat protection with the launch of its next-generation Identity Intell…


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Ontology of Intelligence – SetThings

setthings.com - In intelligence, the ontological problem is related to the nature and characteristics of entities that threaten and are threatened. According to Eric Little and Galina Rogova, “[t]hreat is a very com…


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Are we in control of our lives?

timesofindia.indiatimes.com - Are we right in believing that we control our decisions and choices, and hence the course of our lives? As we grow older, we learn are that we have little control on circumstances or people around us…


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Global artificial intelligence in diabetes management market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 37.7% over the forecast period, owing to improvement in diagnosis and treatment enabled by machine learning algorithms, says Absolute Markets Insights. – Wire News Now

thewirenewsnow.com - Machine learning and diabetes will be a game changing combination for artificial intelligence in diabetes management market. Systems embedded with AI to manage diabetes will do what traditional metho…


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Artificial Intelligence Or Real Stupidity?

zerohedge.com - Authored by David Robertson via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, It’s hard to go anywhere these days without coming across some mention of artificial intelligence (AI). You hear about it, you read about it …


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“IT” Now Stands for Internet Terrorism

workingthewebtowin.blogspot.com - Surprisingly, encryption technology, which was once regulated and overseen by the U.S. for national security reasons, is today a free-running industry and has been available to the general public sin…


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Cyber-warfare: Jus Post Bellum – CyberWar

tobem.com - There is a lack of attention to the aftermath of a deployed cyber weapon: There is no mechanism for the assignment of accountability for the restoration of affected infrastructure and remediation of …


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Future Warfare – Conference

eventbrite.com.au - The Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra will host a Conference on Future Warfare, to be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra on the 8th …


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The Unseen War on Your Mind

theepochtimes.com - There is a quiet war being waged against the perception, consciousness, and inner values of each person. Its weapons are a range of deceptive tactics, fueled by big data and surveillance that can cat…


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Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record

An anonymous reader shares a report: Scientists in India observed the highest-voltage thunderstorm ever documented with the help of a subatomic particle you might not hear much about: the muon. The researchers operate the GRAPES-3 telescope, which measures muons, particles that are similar to electrons but heavier. Specifically, the Gamma Ray Astronomy at PeV EnergieS Phase-3 (GRAPES-3) muon telescope measures high-energy particles from outer space called cosmic rays. It typically picks up 2.5 million muons each minute, mapped on a 13-by-13 grid across the sky. But during thunderstorms, it experiences quick changes to the amount of muons it receives. The GRAPES-3 researchers added electric field monitors to the experiment, and devised a way to turn these muon fluctuations into measurements of the voltage of passing storms. A storm on December 1, 2014, led to a relatively enormous 2 percent decrease in the amount of muons that the experiment received. According to their methods, published in Physical Review Letters, this would be equivalent to a 1.3-billion-volt electric potential in the thunderhead. This doesn't refer to a single lightning bolt, but rather the strength of the electric field caused by positively charged water molecules carried by convection to the top of the cloud while negatively charged ice remains lower down. For comparison, most lightning bolts have 100 million volts of electric potential between their ends. Subway tracks carry less than 1,000 volts.

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nict-csl/exist

github.com - EXIST is a web application for aggregating and analyzing CTI (cyber threat intelligence). EXIST is written by the following software. EXIST is a web application for aggregating CTI to help security o…


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Artificial Intelligence Conference NYC

datanami.com - The AI Conference delivers an unsurpassed depth and breadth in technical content—with a laser-sharp focus on the most important AI developments for business. From apps and reinforcement learning to c…


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Associate Cyber Intelligence Analyst Job Opening in Reston, Virginia – Disability Solutions Career Center

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Scientists create a “time machine” that reverses flow of time

Scientists turn back time using a quantum computer

A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich), and Argonne National Laboratory, US (ANL) have performed a breakthrough study that reverses the direction of time using an IBM quantum computer and proved that the second law of thermodynamics can be violated.

The researchers who published their study in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’ said that they were able to reverse time by a fraction of a second.

“This is one in a series of papers on the possibility of violating the second law of thermodynamics. That law is closely related to the notion of the arrow of time that posits the one-way direction of time from the past to the future,” said the study’s lead author Gordey Lesovik, who heads the Laboratory of the Physics of Quantum Information Technology at MIPT.

“We began by describing a so-called local perpetual motion machine of the second kind. Then, in December, we published a paper that discusses the violation of the second law via a device called a Maxwell’s demon,” Lesovik said. “The most recent paper approaches the same problem from a third angle: We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time.”

Built from a basic quantum computer, the ‘time machine’ uses electron units of information called “qubits” which can be modified.

For those unaware, a qubit is a short form for a quantum bit, which is the fundamental unit of quantum information. While traditional computers use the “bits” to represent information as a 0 or a 1, Quantum computers use quantum bits or “qubits” to represent information as a 0, 1, or both at the same time, that can be stored on an electron.

Most laws of physics make no difference between the future and the past. For example, a collision between any two identical billiard balls in a game of pool recorded on a camera would not look strange if you happen to see it in reverse, as the event will still be represented by the same equation.

The time reversal experiment included the setting of each qubit in a ground state (believed to be zero). Thereafter, the qubits took an increasingly complex form changing the pattern of zeros and ones, resulting in chaos. Then an advanced program modified the state of the computer by going backward from a state of fringe to order.

The researchers are hopeful that the method will become more efficient. “Our findings break ground for investigations of the time reversal and the backward time flow in real quantum systems,” the scientists wrote in their conclusion to ‘Arrow of time and its reversal on IBM Quantum Computer.’

“Another fundamental question is whether it is possible at all to design a quantum algorithm that would perform time-reversal more efficiently.”

The scientists were able to restore the quantum computer’s earlier state about 85% of the time on a two-qubit system. On the other hand, when a three-qubit system was involved, more errors occurred and the time reversal experiment only worked 50% of the time.

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DanaBot control panel revealed

proofpoint.com - Proofpoint researchers discovered and reported on the DanaBot banking malware in May 2018 [1]. In our October 2018 update [2], we speculated that DanaBot may be set up as a “malware as a service” in …


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Counter-Intelligence

metanoia-films.org - "Scott Noble may have outdone himself with Counter Intelligence. The Psywar filmmaker amassed a tour de force of power elite and deep state scholars weighing in and synthesizing decades of research. …


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