By Mark Wolverton In the 1970 science fiction film “Colossus: The Forbin Project,” the United States decides to turn over control of its strategic arsenal to Colossus, a massive supercomputer. Big mistake. Almost immediately it becomes clear that, as its creator Dr. Charles Forbin says, “Colossus is built even better than we thought.” In fact, it’s
The Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference is bringing together Air Force IT experts, prominent IT academics, and America’s best cybersecurity vendors for 3 days of exhibits, speakers, education, and discussion about the ways we can better defend America from cyber-attacks, advanced persistent threats, and proactively lead in this in this increasingly digital world.
Bank tellers have had them for years. Now, librarians, school teachers, and Jerry in accounts payable may all be armed with panic buttons. Institutions spooked by the recent spate of mass shootings are investing in a variety of safety apps, panic button apps foremost among them. The apps open with a few clicks of your
The back-to-school shopping lists of districts nationwide are long, confusing and expensive, but one popular item seems tailor-made to this new digital age: safety apps. Used by schools, offices, and private citizens, these apps aim to connect the individual to the wider community in times of crisis. In June, Suffolk County in New York raised
Weapons scanning in public places seems to be hitting a tipping point, moving beyond schools and airports and onto public transit. This week, NPR reported that the Los Angeles public transit system said it would be the first in the U.S. to use millimeter wave scanners to screen Metro riders for suspicious objects as they