Organizations cannot afford to neglect their PCI compliance obligations. According to its website, PCI could punish offending organizations with a monetary penalty ranging in value from $5,000 to $100,000 per month. These fines could spell the end for a small business. Acknowledging those consequences, organizations need to make sure they’re […]
What are the brakes on a car designed to do? I have asked this question many times when speaking to customers or organizations who were dipping their toes into the audit space. Invariably, their answer was, “To stop the car.” At this point, I would then ask, “Then how do […]
Before COVID-19 arrived, Tammy Moksites was a road warrior, hand-shaker and self-professed big hugger. So while she misses how life was before a worldwide pandemic exploded on the scene, the former corporate CISO for Home Depot, Time Warner Cable and Venafi (and now founder of strategic advisory firm CyAlliance) views […]
NTT Data Center Subsidiary Settles with FTC in Privacy SpatA subsidiary of Japanese tech communications giant NTT has settled with the Federal Trade Commission over a complaint that it misled customers about its participation in the Privacy Shield framework. NTT Global Data Centers used to be called RagingWire, but the […]
Ancient submerged Aboriginal archaeological sites await underwater rediscovery off the coast of Australia, according to a study.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to drastic changes in how hospitals provide end-of-life care to patients and their families. With strict no-visiting limitations in place in an effort to stem contagion, patients have been dying alone.
Life on Earth would likely not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet’s axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized […]
Engineering researchers have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. More practically, the new jellyfish-bots highlight a technique that uses pre-stressed polymers to make soft robots more powerful.
There’s good news for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study shows that deep brain stimulation may not increase the risk of developing dementia.
Now a new study has found there is no difference in developmental and behavioral outcomes for children who have febrile seizures after vaccination, children who have febrile seizures not associated with vaccination and children who have never had a seizure.
Often described as cosmic lighthouses, quasars are luminous beacons that can be observed at the outskirts of the Universe, providing a rich topic of study for astronomers and cosmologists. Now scientists have announced the discovery of the second-most distant quasar ever found, at more than 13 billion lightyears from Earth.
Worldwide there is growing demand for animal products for human nutrition, despite the popularity of plant-based diets. This means more feed is needed for animals. Future feedstuffs will need to be produced without exacerbating deforestation. Insects and microalgae are up-and-coming sectors to meet protein demands for humans and animals. Therefore, […]
A radar signature may help distinguish which severe storms are likely to produce dangerous tornadoes, potentially leading to more accurate warnings, according to scientists.
Scientists have used advanced technology to ‘micro-dissect’ the first brain cells to perish in Alzheimer’s disease. The result is a short list of genes that could represent new drug targets.
Quantitative biologists ombine precision measurements and mathematical models to uncover a common mechanism regulating gene expression during development.
Eat a slab of steak and your resident gut bacteria get to work immediately to break it down. But new research shows that a metabolic byproduct, called TMAO, produced in the process can be harmful to the lining of arteries, making them age faster.
Researchers have found that flame-sterilizing shake-flasks, to avoid introducing microbial contaminants, considerably increases the carbon dioxide concentration in the flasks. This enhanced carbon dioxide concentration affects the growth of some microbial species, which may affect the quantity of vaccines or other valuable substances produced by the microbes.
New research indicates that significant enhancement of secondary aerosol formed in the atmosphere via gas-to-particle conversion, together with long-lasting regional transport, may be the cause of severe haze over China despite a dramatic reduction in emissions during the COVID-19 shutdown.
An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis — in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap invading viruses — is part of an immune response that becomes increasingly hyperactive in people on ventilators and people […]
The synthesis of silica particles, used in bioimaging and drug delivery, could become considerably cheaper and more efficient by adopting a new flow synthesis method which involves a spiral channel and simple Teflon pipe to promote the rapid mixing of precursor fluids.
The application of zinc oxide layers in industry is manifold and ranges from the protection of degradable goods to the detection of toxic nitrogen oxide gas. Such layers can be deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) which employs typically chemical compounds, or simply precursors, which ignite immediately upon contact with […]
Tiny diamond crystals could be used as an incredibly sensitive and small gravitational detector capable of measuring gravitational waves, suggests new research.
California’s CCPA Gets Teeth TodayAs of today, the California state government is enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Companies that don’t comply with the law can expect stiff penalties from the government, along with potential consumer lawsuits. Although the CCPA was signed into law two years ago and has been […]
Bitcoin Scammers Use Celebrity Names to Lure VictimsPhishing scammers have targeted thousands of victims in an intricate cryptocurrency fraud, it was revealed this week. They used extensive information about the victims along with a complex multi-stage campaign that used fake news sites and celebrity names to lure them into a […]
The Earth-Moon system’s history remains mysterious. Scientists believe the two formed when a Mars-sized body collided with the proto-Earth. Earth ended up being the larger daughter of this collision and retained enough heat to become tectonically active. The Moon, being smaller, likely cooled down faster and geologically ‘froze’. The apparent […]
Since COVID-19’s spread to the United States earlier this year, death rates in the U.S. have risen significantly. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only account for about two-thirds of the increase in March and April, according to a new study.
Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests.
Scientists create a theoretical carbon-based material that would be even harder than diamond. This work may have industrial applications for cutting and polishing in place of current synthetic diamond.
Scientists are whispering the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce sensory cells known as ‘hair cells,’ due to their hair-like protrusions that sense sound waves.
Using X-ray-based technology, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil track diversity.
Scientists have shown how even low doses of neonicotinoid insecticides, as they may realistically occur in contaminated soils, adversely affect the development of black garden ants (Lasius niger). This study highlights the need to overthink current deployment and management of chemical pest control for more sustainable agriculture.
New research categorizes the causes of structural asymmetry, some surprising, which underpin useful properties of crystals, including ferroelectricity, photoluminescence, and photovoltaic ability.
Researchers propose a new approach to finding an optimal solution for controlling large numbers of robots collaboratively completing a set of complex linear temporal logic commands called STyLuS*, for large-Scale optimal Temporal Logic Synthesis, that can solve problems massively larger than what current algorithms can handle, with hundreds of robots, […]
The surviving core of a gas giant has been discovered orbiting a distant star, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the interior of a planet.
Scientists have identified the binary star Eta Carinae as a new kind of source for very high-energy (VHE) cosmic gamma-radiation. Eta Carinae is located 7500 lightyears away in the constellation Carina in the Southern Sky and, based on the data collected, emits gamma rays with energies up to 400 gigaelectronvolts […]
Remote Workers Becoming More Security Conscious Although Bad Habits PersistRemote workers have become significantly more cybersecurity conscious since the COVID-19 lockdown began, according to a new study from Trend Micro. It found that nearly three-quarters (72%) of remote workers are more aware of their organization’s cybersecurity policies, and 85% now […]
Security researchers detected a new ransomware strain that leveraged piracy as a means of distributing itself to Mac users. On June 29, a Twitter user reached out to Malwarebytes about a malicious Little Snitch installer that was available for download on a Russian forum known for sharing torrent links. A […]
Entries Now Open for the 2020 Tech Trailblazers AwardsEntries have now opened for the Tech Trailblazers Awards 2020, which recognize the achievements of outstanding early-stage tech companies around the world. The awards are only available for smaller businesses and startups under six-years-old, and applicants must also be at C-series funding or […]
Kids who miss a lot of school from kindergarten to eighth grade may suffer unexpected costs as young adults, a new study finds. Researchers found that those who were more regularly absent in these early years of school were less likely to vote, reported having greater economic difficulties and had […]
A new model points to the coronoe of supermassive black holes at the cores of active galaxies to help explain the excess neutrinos observed by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.
Women exposed to successful and charismatic role models are more likely to follow them in choosing a university major.
Malware Uses Postal App Lure to Send SMS Messages and Steal DataA new version of Android malware, which exfiltrates and sends SMS messages, has been detected stealing financial and application data and reading account information and contact lists. According to research by Cybereason, the malware, which it calls FakeSpy, is under constant […]
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- Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages
- Deep learning to analyze neurological problems
- New machine learning algorithms offer safety and fairness guarantees
- Nature’s secret recipe for making leaves
- Almost a third of tropical Africa’s flora faces extinction
- Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth
- Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage
- Non-coding DNA located outside chromosomes may help drive glioblastoma
- Study offers first large-sample evidence of the effect of ethics training on financial sector
- A new antibiotic to combat drug-resistant bacteria is in sight
- Genetic studies reveal how rat lungworm evolves
- Simple model explains why different four-legged animals adopt similar gaits
- Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity
- How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies
- Breaking (and restoring) graphene’s symmetry in a twistable electronics device
- Online reviews reveal need for specialized drug treatment facility assessments
- Dung beetle discovery revises biologists’ understanding of how nature innovates
- Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking
- Who is left behind in Mass Drug Administration?
- Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests
- Dissecting connections between chronic stress, inflammation and depression
- Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know
- Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis
- Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia
- Study probes relationship between strange metals and high-temperature superconductors
- Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings
- Boosting 5G technology
- Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine
- Efficient bottom-up synthesis of new perovskite material for the production of ammonia
- Assessing different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
- Pollinator friendliness can extend beyond early spring
- Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation
- How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens
- New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control
- Wildfires in Oregon’s blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change
- Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease
- Scientists discover surprising quantum effect in an exotic superconductor
- NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs
- Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS
- Scientists identify underlying molecular mechanisms of Alexander disease
- Researchers visualize bacteria motor in first step toward human-produced electrical energy
- Changing experiences of the natural world
- DNA repeats — the genome’s dark matter
- Old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes
- Universal features of music around the world
- Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical
- New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials
- New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis
- Dangerous bacteria communicate to avoid antibiotics
- Filaments that structure DNA
- Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
- Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?
- Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms
- Clear, conductive coating could protect advanced solar cells, touch screens
- Small, fast, and highly energy-efficient memory device inspired by lithium-ion batteries
- New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft
- In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time
- Bacteria-infecting viruses bind mucosal surface and protect from disease
- Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions
- Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
- Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
- Schools of molecular ‘fish’ could improve display screens
- ‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas
- New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species
- Achieving quantum supremacy
- Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes
- Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago
- Ancient stars shed light on Earth’s similarities to other planets
- Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows
- Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth
- Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye’s extra finger
- ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar system
- New measurement of Hubble constant adds to cosmic mystery
- By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains
- Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?
- Putting the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang
- Micromotors push around single cells and particles
- Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air
- Dolphins demonstrate coordinated cooperation
- Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis
- How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory
- Ornament with eagle talons from Neanderthal Period
- Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space
- The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia
- Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
- Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain
- Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale
- Any amount of running linked to significantly lower risk of early death
- Chemists observe ‘spooky’ quantum tunneling
- Why is ice so slippery?
- Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods
- Microbes harvest electrons: Novel process discovered
- New model for the way humans localize sounds
- New measurement yields smaller proton radius
- Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business
- Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
- Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers
- Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
- Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
- Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up
- A Checklist for Preparing for Your Organization’s Next PCI Audit
- Understanding the Purpose of Security Controls and the Need for Compliance
- Veteran CISO Tammy Moskites on Budgets, Incident Spikes and the “Best BC/DR Experience of Our Lives” (Video)
- NTT Data Center Subsidiary Settles with FTC in Privacy Spat
- First confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites found off Australian coast
- Social distancing and dying alone
- Higher concentration of metal in Moon’s craters provides new insights to its origin
- Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts
- Does deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s increase risk of dementia?
- Fever-associated seizures after vaccination do not affect development, behavior
- Beacon from the early universe
- Influence of insect and microalgae feeds on meat quality
- Knowledge of severe storm patterns may improve tornado warnings
- Why memory-forming neurons are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s
- Toward principles of gene regulation in multicellular systems?
- Why do arteries age? Study explores link to gut bacteria, diet
- A shake-up in cell culturing: Flame sterilization may affect the culture
- Atmospheric processes likely caused puzzling haze over China during COVID-19 shutdown
- Clues to COVID-19 complications come from NET-like inflammatory response
- Scientists use a Teflon pipe to make a cheap, simple reactor for silica particle synthesis
- Material research: New chemistry for ultra-thin gas sensors
- Tabletop quantum experiment could detect gravitational waves
- California’s CCPA Gets Teeth Today
- Bitcoin Scammers Use Celebrity Names to Lure Victims
- Scientists provide new explanation for the far side of the Moon’s strange asymmetry
- Study: 35 percent of excess deaths in pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19
- Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds
- Building a harder diamond
- A simpler way to make sensory hearing cells
- Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements
- Alarming long-term effects of insecticides weaken ant colonies
- Elucidating how asymmetry confers chemical properties
- Coordinating complex behaviors between hundreds of robots
- First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds
- A binary star as a cosmic particle accelerator
- How the cloud fractures application delivery infrastructure ops
- What’s the difference between a Layer 3 switch and a router?
- Remote Workers Becoming More Security Conscious Although Bad Habits Persist
- UK’s unsung cyber security heroes sought
- Zoom making progress on cyber security and privacy, says CEO
- Getting a project out in the open
- CIO interview: Richard Gifford, CIO, Wincanton
- New Mac Ransomware Leveraged Piracy as Means of Distribution
- Entries Now Open for the 2020 Tech Trailblazers Awards
- Société Générale acquires fintech challenger bank
- Remote workers more aware of security, but still flout the rules
- School absenteeism has surprising consequences for adults
- Hidden sources of mysterious cosmic neutrinos seen on Earth
- Role models have major influence on female university choices
- Malware Uses Postal App Lure to Send SMS Messages and Steal Data
- Nominations Open for the Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2021
- Equity in Stem education more important than ever, says Parliamentary group
- Qumulo hybrid cloud NAS provides special effects for Cinesite
- Mysterious EvilQuest macOS ransomware spreads through torrents
- FCC: Huawei and ZTE Are National Security Threat
- Black Lives Matter, but do bots know that?
- CIOs Raise the Alarm Over TLS Cert Security Risks
- FCA estimates about 2.6 million Brits have bought cryptocurrency
- UK government announces Office for Talent
- CIO Interview: Amex Global Business Travel CTO on incident response
- Lawmakers Call on Government to Regulate Social Media
- Security Think Tank: Get your house in order before deploying AI
- Time to rethink business continuity and cyber security
- Lenovo, top of the world Chinese supercomputer supplier, sweeps all markets
- FakeSpy Android malware targets Royal Mail app users
- Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes
- COVID-19: Study shows virus can infect heart cells in lab dish
- The CSA IoT Security Controls Framework
- Spider silk can create lenses useful for biological imaging
- Research reveals fishing pressures affect tropical and temperate reefs differently
- Human-Artificial intelligence collaborations best for skin cancer diagnosis
- Genomic variation causing common autoinflammatory disease may increase resilience to bubonic plague
- Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck
- A revolutionary new treatment alternative to corneal transplantation
- Cartwheeling light reveals new optical phenomenon
- Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too
- No keys to the kingdom: New single sign-on algorithm provides superior privacy
- At-risk twin pregnancies benefit from an intervention called cerclage
- Scientists shed new light on how seabirds cruise through air and water
- Mathematical noodling leads to new insights into an old fusion problem
- Hints at jaw evolution found in marsupials and monotremes
- Faulty Drivers Fuel ATM Hacking Problem, Say Researchers
- Study reveals magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers
- Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals
- Removing toxic chemicals from water: New environmentally-friendly method
- Chemist adds details of ‘cold collisions of hot molecules’ to theories of molecular interactions
- New Zealand’s ancient monster penguins had northern hemisphere doppelgangers
- Next-generation sequencing to provide precision medicine for rare metabolic disorders
- Wild bees depend on the landscape structure
- Study asks who’s playing ‘hard-to-get’ and who’s attracted by the ploy
- Plant tissue engineering improves drought and salinity tolerance
- Glowing dye may aid in eliminating cancer
- Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis
- Researchers identify multiple molecules that shut down SARS-Cov-2 polymerase reaction
- Ultrafast light wave electronics: Light from inside the tunnel
- Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells
- Auditory hallucinations rooted in aberrant brain connectivity
- ‘Morning sickness’ is misleading and inaccurate, new study argues
- Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases
- Whole-town study reveals more than 40% of COVID-19 infections had no symptoms