New Laptops Protect Themselves – From Us

2020-02-09T12:30:55-07:00January 26th, 2016|

With just-announced business PCs built around Skylake, Intel’s sixth-generation Core processor, PC makers believe they can help IT professionals overcome the most glaring weakness in their cyber-security defenses: you and me.

That’s right: we the weakest link. We have a bad habit of handing over our passwords to cyber criminals. Not intentionally. But every time we click on a link in an email or open an attachment, we give bad guys an opportunity to install stealthy malware that nabs our employee logon credentials and rides them into corporate servers.

It’s a huge problem. Last year, organizations spent $75 billion on cyber security – and a big chunk of that was dedicated to thwarting cyber thieves’ attempts to pinch our digital identities. But bandits are crafty. They’re always coming up with new ways to convince us that their ploys are genuine.

And they’re impressively successful. According to Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, 50.7 percent of cyber-attacks through web apps used stolen user credentials to gain access.

So what to do? Read my entire column on LinkedIn to find out!

Hear Me Speak at #CES2016

2020-02-02T20:53:17-07:00January 4th, 2016|

I’ll be busy this week at CES. Here are the sessions in which I’ll be participating:

First, I’ll be moderating a panel at CES on what’s next for wearable UIs. (Hint: They’re getting smarter.)

The panel is called Wearables and Smart Sensors Advancing User Interface, and it’s scheduled for 11:30am Thursday, Jan 7 at Venetian Level 4, Marcello 4404.

That afternoon, I’ll be chatting on-stage with Deepak Chopra and his co-author, Dr. Rudy Tanzi. We’ll be talking about the power to harness your own genetic code to promote wellness and longevity.

The session is called Nature vs. Nurture Debunked: The Power of our Genes. It’s scheduled for Thursday at 1:45pm at Venetian Level 4, Lando 4304.

Hope to see you there!