The case for less access There’s an old adage in the IT security industry that says the biggest security threat isn’t software, it’s people, and studies have proven that to be true. In fact, one such study found that more than 99% of attacks require human interaction to succeed, such as convincing a user to download a malicious piece of malware, visit an unsecured website, or open an email attachment containing a virus. … [Read more...] about Does blocking certain websites at work hurt employee productivity?
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But YouTube isn’t unusual in this respect. A lack of transparency about how algorithms work is usually the case whenever they are used in large systems, whether by private companies or public bodies. As well as deciding what video to show you next, machine learning algorithms are now used to place children in schools, decide on prison sentences, and determine credit scores and insurance rates, as well as the fate of immigrants, job candidates, and university applicants. And usually we don’t understand how these systems make their decisions. … [Read more...] about We don’t understand how YouTube’s algorithm works—and that’s a problem
“I think that cryptography is sufficiently complex, so that the first- or second-generation quantum computer isn’t likely to have an impact,” he says. “It’s going to be a million qubits before a quantum computer is going to change your life or mine. And we’re a long ways away from that.” … [Read more...] about How old-school silicon could bring quantum computers to the masses
Answer: “Adaptability and collaboration” Why? Adaptability will be critical because workers are shifting careers more frequently throughout their working lives. Collaboration, meanwhile, is increasingly important because teamwork skills are a growing commodity in the 21st century. (Side note: We recently wrote about a fascinating Harvard study that revealed how choosing the right coworkers is one of the best things you can do for your career.) Kalyan Kumar: CVP and CTO, IT Services … [Read more...] about Note to future you: These are the skills you’ll need for work in 10 years
The study takes a close look at the 1,200 major films made between 2007 and 2018 and ends up with some troubling statistics. It seems the disparity between the Latinx community residing in America and that which is depicted on-screen is staggering, with 77% of U.S. states having a Latinx population larger than the percentage seen in top-grossing movies. Adding insult to injury, when Latinx characters aren’t entirely absent, they’re often depicted with negative stereotypes. … [Read more...] about Turns out Latinx people are staggeringly underrepresented in Hollywood movies