U.S.-based enterprise technology leader and brand strategist, with a passion for helping global organizations crystallize their vision, gain alignment, and develop marketing communications programs that work. Expertise includes Adtech, AI, Fintech, SaaS, Security and Open Source Software. She holds a BA in Psychology and Organizational Development from Sonoma State University.

The Strange Ways Supercomputers Are Being Used To Save Nukes

Nestled in the hills of Berkeley, California, is the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LBNL). This is the home of “Sierra,” the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet, that includes 7K square feet of racks, wires and blinking lights. For reference, the most powerful supercomputer is called “Summit” and is located in Tennessee’s Oakridge National Lab,

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Should You Really Panic About Your Password Being Hacked?

It’s doubtful you’ve ever heard of “the beast”—but it lives in the computer science department at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. and can crack 40 million computer passwords in just seconds. The short story is this—everyone’s computer passwords are just plain terrible, and we should all be changing them like right now. Long

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Fake Fingerprints Prove To Be A Biometric Security Risk

The one thing we thought was more unique than a snowflake—our fingerprints—can now be hacked. Straight out of a science fiction movie, you can’t make this stuff up. The advent of biometric technology, which is the technical term for body measurements and calculations, has made fingerprint and facial recognition the method of the moment for

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Is Fake News On Facebook Actually Killing People In Nigeria?

Facebook’s global growth has skyrocketed in the last ten years, way beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. With such rapid adoption and acceleration, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when Facebook wasn’t the biggest fish in the ocean. But it was—even smaller than the way outdated MySpace. Remember? During this time, the social-network-turned-media-platform, has

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Why The Worst Data Breaches Of 2018 Might Look Like A Nightmare

The year 2018 has seen companies hit with sizable fines and settlements due to data breaches. For example, Uber’s poor handling of its 2016 breach cost the company close to $150 million. And weakly protected, heavily-regulated health data has cost medical facilities big money, resulting in increasingly large fines from the U.S. Department of Health

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Not a Good Year for Healthcare Industry Data Security

The year 2018 has not been a healthy one for the healthcare industry, specifically when it comes to disastrous data breaches. Unfortunately, this is part of a larger trend, which does not show signs of letting up and has been affecting digital health records for years. Despite the push for better awareness among healthcare organizations at

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Artificial Intelligence To The Rescue: Predicting Natural Disasters

There is nothing artificial about climate change. The weather patterns we see around the planet, from colossal floods to catastrophic fires to devastating drought, there is no mistaking the fact that we need to use all the resources in our technological toolbox to fight natural or human-caused disasters. One such advancement is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Is There An Easy Way Startups Can Prevent Deadly Data Disasters?

When it comes to cybersecurity and data protection, small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and startups face the same big risks as large enterprises . Only, when founders are busy bootstrapping, fundraising, and prototyping, there’s not a lot of time to be stuck in a server closet dedicated to security. Nor is there time to have

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Big Tech Now In Big Trouble With New GDPR Laws

America prides itself on being innovative, industrious, and independent—all commendable attributes. Until, as with any polarity, they swing too far in one direction. This appears to be the case when it comes to being slow on the uptake in regulating consumer privacy and data protection on the internet. Today’s commercial practices have grown over the

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