Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution ‘Cold Chain’: IBM

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Hackers “assumed to be state agents” have been waging a phishing campaign against pharmaceutical firms and other institutions involved in the forthcoming distribution of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, IBM announced on Thursday.

In a post on Security Intelligence releasing their findings, IBM Security X-Force researchers wrote that “precision targeting of executives and key global organizations hold the potential hallmarks of a nation-state tradecraft,” adding the unknown hackers likely sought to obtain “advanced insight into the purchase and movement of a vaccine that can impact life and the global economy.” The target, according to IBM, appears to be the “cold chain”—a term for the logistics network that allows vaccines and other drugs to be carried from point of manufacture to distribution in temperature-controlled shipping containers. What the attackers hoped to accomplish is unknown, with possible motives ranging from theft of

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Outlook on the Intelligent Process Automation Global Market to 2026 – Players Include IBM, Cognizant and Atos – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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The Intelligent Process Automation Market growth is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.10%.

Intelligent process automation (IPA) is an integration of technologies utilized to administer and automate digital processes. IPA can improve operational efficiency, employee performance, and efficiently respond to the consumers. This can also minimize the operational risk of building an effective operations environment. IPA is created to help human workers by performing manual, monotonous, and routine work, which was earlier done by humans.

An increase in the adoption of automated processes to modify workplaces accelerates the intelligent process automation market’s growth. However, huge implementation costs and compliments in penetration in underdeveloped and below literacy rate regions hinder the market’s growth.

Companies Mentioned

  • IBM

  • Cognizant

  • Atos

  • Infosys

  • HCL Technologies

  • Capgemini

  • Xerox Corporation

  • Pegasystems

  • Wipro

  • Accenture

  • Sutherland Global Services

  • Symphony Ventures

  • EXL Service

  • Thoughtonomy

  • Tata

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IBM aims for quantum computing safe encryption, security tools

IBM Cloud said it will offer cryptography technology that will be futureproofed for quantum computing deployments.

Big Blue, which is among the key players in the quantum computing race, launched Quantum Safe Cryptography for Key Management and Application Transactions.

Quantum computing promises to solve new problems, leap past supercomputers and possibly used to easily break encryption algorithms and data security measures.

IBM’s bet is that it can combine its security and hybrid cloud knowhow with its quantum computing research.

The new tools under the quantum-safe effort from IBM include:

  • Quantum Safe Crypto Support, a service to secure data transmissions between hardware externally and internally via a quantum-safe algorithm.
  • Extended IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Service, a design to protect transactional data within applications. The protection covers encryption schemes in databases and digital signature validation.

These services will support the following:

  • IBM Key Protect and for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM
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IBM Maximo Powers Autostrade’s Civil Infrastructure Monitoring

International Business Machines Corp.’s IBM Maximo applications are being used by Autostrade per l’Italia Group for its latest civil infrastructure monitoring digital system. Autostrade per l’Italia Group put in 60 million Euros for the development of the digital system.

By combining IBM’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as well as drones along with Fincantieri NexTech’s 3D digital modelling technology, the civil infrastructure monitoring system will screen infrastructures (viaducts, bridges, flyovers and tunnels) managed by Autostrade Tech to improve maintenance.

The new digital system will enable civil engineers to conduct improved inspection of infrastructure by providing access to all the information, through a mobile device, pertaining to the structure’s original construction details and the subsequent routine inspections.

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Fighting space junk: UT, IBM project aims to bring order to orbital chaos – Business – Austin American-Statesman

It’s getting crowded in Earth’s orbital space.

More than half a million man-made objects — ranging from as small as a speck to as large as a school bus — are orbiting the planet at a variety of speeds and paths. Many of those devices are no longer active — space junk, if you will — and only about 26,000 satellites are being tracked.

Still, various governments and private companies have plans to send 20,000 more objects into orbit within the next five years.

Satellites serve a variety of key uses, from national security to keeping the Internet online. But for the most part space traffic — and the resulting debris — is being tracked imperfectly, inconsistently or not at all.

“There are no sort of laws or rules right now in the space. It’s the Wild West. Whoever can put stuff up, it’s yours,” said Naeem Altaf, an Austin-based

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Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology collaborates with IBM to build future-ready skills and enhance employability

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and IBM India Pvt Ltd on Thursday announced a collaboration to set up an education and skilling ecosystem that creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next-generation innovators through the Common Services Centre (CSC) Academy.

The CSC Academy, part of the Common Services Centre (CSC) scheme of the Government of India’s Digital India programme and IBM, along with their implementation partners CSR Box, Uva Jagriti Sansthan and Jeevitam, will foster the capability and development of learners with diverse backgrounds and educational needs.

As part of the collaboration, IBM will curate and provide content from its key skilling programs – SkillsBuild and STEM for Girls – to be used for the training services and in community-development programmes that are currently being conducted across the 6000 CSC Academies. The IBM programmes offer courses and project-based learning in various technologies including Cloud & AI.

The CSC Academy

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IBM to cut 10,000 jobs in Europe, most in UK, Germany: Bloomberg

  • Tech giant IBM plans to cut around 1 in 5 jobs across Europe, sources close to the matter told Bloomberg on Wednesday.
  • About 10,000 jobs face the axe, they said.
  • The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, the sources said, and roles in its legacy managed-infrastructure IT services business are most at risk.
  • An IBM spokesperson told the publication that its staffing decisions “are made to provide the best support to our customers in adopting an open hybrid cloud platform and AI capabilities.”
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Tech giant IBM is planning to cut about 10,000 jobs in Europe, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

The cuts will affect around 1 in 5 staff in the region, sources close to the matter told the publication.

The UK and Germany will see the most job cuts, but staff in Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Belgium will also lose their

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How Can Congress Prepare for the Next Global Crisis? Create A ‘Science Readiness Reserve,’ IBM Says

It’s time that America’s elected officials bring together some of the nation’s greatest minds and technologies to prepare for the globe’s next emergency.



a man and a woman standing in front of a building: People walk past the United States Capitol on November 8 in Washington, DC.


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People walk past the United States Capitol on November 8 in Washington, DC.

That is the message from IBM, the multinational American technology and consulting company, to prominent members of Congress.

In a letter sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees Wednesday morning and provided to Newsweek, the company urged lawmakers to establish a Science Readiness Reserve, a group comprised of leading scientists and private sector resources that would explore how to best use artificial intelligence and other technologies to combat whatever calamities that may arise beyond 2020.

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“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our scientific community has been racing against the clock to save

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Miles College Gets $2 Million In Technology Resources From IBM

FAIRFIELD, AL — Miles College has announced a multi-million dollar collaboration with IBM on a comprehensive program designed to develop diverse and high demand skill sets that align with industry needs and trends for both students and faculty.

IBM and Miles College are building on the need to advance digital skills in education and are dedicated to providing future focused curriculum and educational tools to help train the diverse workforce of tomorrow in fast-growing technologies such as AI, blockchain, data science, cybersecurity, cloud and quantum.

“Miles College celebrates IBM’s leadership in recognizing the value of investing in HBCU students as current and future leaders and innovators in the technology workforce,” said Bobbie Knight, Miles College President. “While the digital divide has historically placed many students at a technological disadvantage, this initiative will absolutely help narrow that gap.”

The collaboration extends IBM’s recent investment in technology, assets, resources and skills development

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IBM to hire and train 300 Singaporeans in emerging tech areas over next 4 years, Business News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – IBM will hire and train 300 Singaporeans in emerging tech areas over the next four years, under a memorandum of intent (MOI) that was signed by the tech giant and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Friday (Nov 20).

Applicants will receive training for roles such as data scientists and cloud architects in the company-led training initiative, which falls under IMDA’s TechSkills Accelerator Programme.

Of the 300 roles on offer, 60 are for mid-career professionals, while the other 240 are open to both new and mid-career professionals.

The initiative is part of IBM’s Future-Ready Intelligent Digital Workforce Programme, which aims to meet the demand for technology consulting and deep technical skills – both needed to support the acceleration of digital transformation across all industries. It is also in support of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.

Participants in IBM’s programme will be exposed to emerging technologies such

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