Information security must deal with evolving threats—a cat-and-mouse game where every new attack is countered by advances in cyber-security, which in turn are sidestepped by redesigned malware tactics. As applications, devices and networks continuously redefine the character of cyberspace, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center re-evaluates threats and recommended responses each year at its annual Security Summit on the Evolving Nature of Cyber Security Threats. Look for cyber security to evolve along with the threats for the foreseeable future. RColinJohnson, Kyoto Prize Fellow @ NextGenLog
Futurist and R&D pioneer Joel Birnbaum predicted the evolution of pervasive computing.
Here is what Smarter Technologies says about cyber security: The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Security Summit debuted the Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2011, which summarizes the cyber-threat landscape for next year, evaluates the most urgent needs and recommends IT responses to counter the threats. This year, the Cyber Threats Report described three emerging threats for which security experts should prepare: coordinated botnet attacks, social networking breeches and infrastructure penetration that could cause physical damage. Full Text: http://bit.ly/NextGenLog-dA1d
Cognitive computers—cognizers—aim to instill human-like intelligence into our smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices using microchips that emulate the human brain. Dubbed the “Future of Computing” by the NYTimes, one of the “Best Innovation Moments of 2011” by the Washington Post and one of “10 World Changing Ideas” in a Scientific American cover story “A Computer Chip that Thinks” this book reveals how neuroscience and computer science are merging in a new era of intelligent machines light-years beyond Apple's Siri, IBM's Watson.
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