The first sign seems innocuous enough if you don't know what you're looking at: Files in the computer appear as decrypt.html, or decrypt.txt instead of their usual names. Then, you click. A box pops up that gives you an ultimatum: Want the file? You'll have to pay up, and probably in bitcoin. That is what happened at U.S.
The United States is expected to be the most competitive manufacturing nation, moving China into the number two position by 2020, according to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and the Council on Competitiveness (Council).
U.S. hospitals appear to be under a new type of IT hacking attack: crypto-ransomware. Hackers have changed their approach and instead of stealing patient data, they are now locking down the computer systems of hospitals and asking for a ransom, in bitcoin, in order to allow hospitals to have access to their own computers.
I do not disagree with those who speak about the disparities or the need to empower girls and women in STEM. I applaud companies that acknowledge the issue and those that resolve to address it. I think we need to be transparent and honest to move forward. But, I think we need to talk more about how to move forward. Share what’s worked, even on a small scale.
As technology advances and more and more data are collected and used each day to drive business decisions and strategies, there's an increasing demand for employees who are educated in this area, says Daphne Koller, president and co-founder of Coursera, a major provider of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. With this growing demand for talent, the U.S.
The report shows an overall increase in the pay demands for a large portion of both noncertified and certified IT skills, especially as the skills gap widens. According to David Foote, chief analyst and co-founder of Foote Partners, there are businesses that haven't been affected by the skills gap, but it's because they prepared early.
Given the common set of digital use issues on both sides of the Atlantic, the U.S. has much to learn from what is now an extensive track record of success for Get Online Week. The design of Get Online Week is also well suited to adaptation by individual states and large metropolitan areas.
A new policy proposal notes that while education technology holds great promise to improve K-12 educational outcomes when correctly implemented, methods to rigorously evaluate education technology tools have not kept pace with the tools themselves. This cycle makes it difficult for educators to find and select the best ed-tech tools, and it creates barriers to instruction...
Part inflatable room and very small part bouncy castle, the International Space Station (ISS) is about to take delivery of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM for short. The specially designed habitat will arrive at the ISS next week in compact form before being inflated.