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Breach of Rust: How Hackers Break in Through Old Tech

In 2010, the infosecurity community identified an extremely sophisticated computer worm capable of propagating at an unprecedented rate and exploiting several previously unknown Windows zero-day vulnerabilities. Stuxnet, as the worm was infamously dubbed, proved that a malicious actor could directly

Work Is About Results, Not Location

Cloud and mobile technologies have catapulted us into an anytime/anywhere work environment. We’re no longer bound by the four walls we call an office to check things off our to-do lists. It’s a significant shift because it means work is now entirely about what you do, not where you do it. Read more

Is Tax Reform Spurring Companies to Use Robots?

More companies are finding more uses for robots, a broad trend that certainly will further expand. Many factors explain it — including a perhaps surprising one: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A key provision of the tax reform law allows companies to deduct 100 percent of the cost of equipment in the

The CFO’s Crucial Role in Digital Transformation

All signs point to a tsunami of digital opportunities washing over big companies this year and beyond. It’s already forcing a profligacy of spending on artificial intelligence, Internet of Things embedded wireless sensors, and other technologies emanating from digital R&D labs everywhere. In fact,

FASB Changes Accounting for Episodic TV Series

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an accounting standards update (PDF) to adjust the way companies account for the production costs of films and episodic content produced for TV and online streaming services. In recent years, FASB noted, the entertainment industry has undergone

Cybersecurity Is Putting Customer Trust at the Center of Competition

If you’re selling a product, you’re now selling trust. That’s thanks to two conflicting trends. One is our increasing reliance on software across nearly every dimension of our lives. It’s for this reason that, among all Fortune 500 CEOs, a full 71 percent now claim they are running technology

The Other Side of the Network

“It sounds sort of scary,” says Sam Srinivas, referring to the new approach to cyber risk management he’s helped develop at Google. “But it’s even more secure.” Hit by a wave of phishing attacks around 2009, the internet giant decided that, rather than merely bolster its firewalls and construct new

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain

How to Break Down Work Into Tasks That Can Be Automated

Virtually every organization is wrestling and experimenting with automation. But most are missing the benefits that come from deep and systemic change. One of the largest failings, in our estimation, is that organizations aren’t spending the time necessary to deeply understand the work they’re