Hackers try to penetrate the vital ‘cold chain’ for coronavirus vaccines, security team reports

The hackers took measures to hide their tracks, and the cyber-sleuths did not name which state might be behind the campaign.

The IBM team said it was not known why the hackers were trying to penetrate the systems. It suggested that the intruders might want to steal information, glean details about technology or contracts, create confusion and distrust, or disrupt the vaccine supply chains.

The hackers probably sought “advanced insight into the purchase and movement of a vaccine that can impact life and the global economy,” the IBM team said.

Because there was “no clear path to a cash-out” as there is in a ransomware attack, there was an increased likelihood of a state actor’s being involved, IBM said. However, the IBM investigators cautioned, it was still possible that criminals could be looking for ways to illegally obtain “a hot black-market commodity” such as an initially scarce vaccine.

The new

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Using Agile with a Data Science Team

Agile helped a data science team to better collaborate with their stakeholders and increase their productivity. As priorities became clear, the team was able to focus and deliver. Buy-in of the data science team by taking them through a journey of agile was crucial to making it work.

Snigdha Satti, a product owner and senior business analyst at News UK, shared her experiences from using agile with a data science team at Agile Tour London 2020.

When starting her assignment with the data science team, Satti mentioned that the first thing she did was to speak to each and every member of the team and their stakeholders to understand each individual’s pain points:

It was quite clear that the team didn’t have a clear direction and motivation, which led to loss in productivity and eventually missing the deadlines. Similarly, stakeholders were frustrated that things were being promised but not

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America’s Cup 2021: Team New Zealand win global recognition for sports technology, innovation

“When you think about it, maybe it is not entirely surprising, because as an organisation, if we don’t lead the wave of innovation and technology, we simply will not win the sport event on the water – it’s as simple as that.”

Among those ranked behind Team NZ are esteemed sporting brands like the NBA (basketball), Wimbledon (tennis), PGA (golf), Barcelona FC (football), Nike (sportswear) and ESPN (media).

Using pedal power to win the ‘Auld Mug’ in Bermuda three years ago, they have again tweaked the design specifications for their defence in March, launching their second-generation Te Rehutai boat last week. 

“The power list debate about inclusions and rankings was lively and enjoyable,” says Sports Technology Awards chief executive Rebecca Hopkins. “Seeing the way brands understand and embrace a tech-led approach is exciting, but more than that, the ones that do it well are clearly far more robust entities.


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Biden’s transition team has more Big Tech executives than critics

Tech companies have been trying to strengthen their relationship with a future Biden administration to ensure they have a voice in an onslaught of federal and state investigations of their business practices.

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Far more executives from technology companies than outspoken tech critics were named to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Tuesday, offering clues on who will decide on filling key roles and ultimately influence his administration’s thinking in coming years.

Tech companies have been trying to strengthen their relationship with a future Biden administration to ensure they have a voice in an onslaught of federal and state investigations of their business practices.

The Biden transition team released a list of agency review teams on Tuesday.

Amazon.com Inc’s Tom Sullivan, an executive on the public policy team, will

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Hannity: Transparency, integrity at heart of Team Trump’s legal fight

This is a rush transcript from “Hannity” November 19, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: I thought I lost you for a second. It went blank. I said, wait a minute, what happened?

All right, Tucker, thank you.

Welcome to “Hannity.”

All right. Tonight, the Trump campaign vowing to investigate — by the way, wouldn’t every American want to have faith and confidence in your elections? Every election irregularity, legitimate claim of fraud and abuse, these are American people, sworn affidavits, so that every legal vote can be counted in a fair, verifiable way, and we need a system we can all have confidence in, don’t we? So, yeah, it’s worth it.

Coming up, we are going to have more on the recount developments in Wisconsin. Reince Priebus has an update. Ronna McDaniel

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Conscientiousness key to team success during space missions

Conscientiousness key to team success during space missions
Analog astronauts Joao Lousada and Stefan Dobrovolny before sunset. Credit: ÖWF/Florian Voggeneder

NASA is working toward sending humans to Mars by 2030. If all goes according to plan, the flight crew’s return trip to the red planet will take about two-and-half years. That’s a long time to spend uninterrupted with co-workers. But imagine if the astronauts don’t get along with each other.

To ensure that doesn’t happen, a new study led by Western University tested team dynamics of five astronauts during an analog Mars mission staged by the Austrian Space Forum in 2018 in Oman, a country that shares borders with Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The study found that conscientiousness is a key requirement for a crew to achieve its extraterrestrial tasks, outdistancing other potential traits like honesty, humility, emotionality, extraversion, openness and agreeableness.

“Conscientiousness, an individual personality trait, can be thought of as a pooled team

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DXC Technology and Infinia ML Team Up to Bring Benefits of Advanced Machine Learning to Global Customers

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced a new relationship with Infinia ML to further advance machine learning and data analytics to help customers manage and drive stronger performance and value from their IT estates.

DXC will utilize Infinia ML machine learning capabilities across its Enterprise Technology Stack to automate document processing, boost performance of mission-critical IT systems, guide enterprise decision making, and enhance customer service/support. In addition, Infinia ML will audit artificial intelligence (AI) systems to ensure they perform at the highest level.

Infinia ML will strengthen DXC’s ability to support customers with sophisticated end-to-end machine learning solutions such as natural language processing, object detection, and behavior prediction across the businesses.

“Infinia ML has a proven ability to bring machine learning out of the lab and into the real world, and its capabilities align well with the ‘new DXC’, which is focused on our customers and

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The 5 Roles That Every Data Science Team Must Hire

Building a data science product is quite like constructing your home. Using this analogy let’s look at the five roles and skills that the best data science teams hire for.

The CEO of a large financial services firm was a big supporter of advanced analytics. He decided to get his organization started on the path towards data science.

How did the organization plan this journey? By recruiting data scientists, of course! They hired 1000 data scientists, each at an average cost of $250,000 a year. Data scientists are hard to come by, so the CEO was very proud of this achievement.

Several months and millions of dollars later, the business benefits were not there. And upon further investigation, the organization found that these ‘experts’ were not data scientists at all! 

McKinsey reports that neither this firm’s CEO nor the human resources group understood

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Google and Disney team up for a Mandalorian AR experience

Google and Disney have teamed up for a new AR experience featuring The Mandalorian and yes, Baby Yoda is involved. The Mandalorian AR experience “puts you in the shoes of a bounty hunter following the trail of Mando himself, Din Djarin, and The Child,” according to a blog post by Matthieu Lorrain, head of creative, AR partnerships at Google. Players can interact with the characters in AR and capture scenes from the app for sharing.

The Mandalorian is scanning your kitchen

The app is built on ARCore, Google’s developer platform for building augmented reality experiences, and uses its ARCore Depth API, which enables occlusion — when an AR object is blocked from view by other real objects in a scene (handy if the Mandalorian jetpacks in and your cat strolls into the scene).

Google worked with Disney and Lucasfilm to build models and animations based mostly on the hit

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10x Future Technologies appoints Glyptis and Holt to senior management team

10x Future Technologies, the digital banking infrastructure provider set up by former Barclays chief Antony Jenkins, has appointed Mark Holt as chief product and engineering officer and Leda Glyptis as chief client officer.

The business, which is building the core technology platform for JPMorgan’s forthcoming digital bank launch in the UK and provided the backbone for Westpac’s recently released banking-as-a-service offering, is bolstering its senior management ranks in anticipation of further deals with leading banks in and beyond Europe.

Glyptis, a former chief innovation at Qatar National Bank takes over from Tam Holmes, the current chief client officer, with a focus on driving client success at 10x for the group’s existing and new clients.

Holmes, a ten-year veteran of Lloyds’ digital banking team, and integral member of 10x since 2017, will assume a a new role as chief business development officer with responsibility for new client acquisition.

“As industry

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