The nonstop chatter about self-driving vehicles usually includes a caveat that this technology is at least seven years in the future. That raises a pressing question: What will the connected-vehicle space look like in the years before vehicles become fully autonomous?
This year, DMI developed CATE—Connected Autonomous Transport Ecosystem—to help the auto industry clear a path to developing vehicles that drive themselves. The CATE framework has three phases:
Connected: The current phase. Vehic...
A vehicle smart enough to drive itself adds enormous value to the lives of people.
Imagine a typical workday a decade from now. Your vehicle drives itself to the dealership for an oil change. It picks up passengers along the way to subsidize the trip. Then it picks you up at work and drives you home. Along the way, it asks you if you’d like to warm up the oven for that leftover pizza in your fridge.
When we talk about autonomous vehicles today, it’s mostly about taking our hands off the steer...
Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts, is an equal-opportunity bug. It’ll infect anybody who is sexually active. 80% of people catch HPV at least once.
Though HPV isn’t one of the most dangerous STIs, it’s still a great idea to educate and protect yourself.
Why? Because HPV is a riskier infection for people who have compromised immune systems.
Lawyers Professional Liability (LPL) coverage has distinct language that can confound the sharpest legal minds. LPL policies help you manage the risk of straightforward scenarios such as:
* Your partner commits an offense that you know nothing about.
* Hackers steal sensitive confidential data from your computer system.
* You need coverage that extends beyond the initiation date of your new policy.
Which kind of frog are you — the one who escapes the boiling water or the one who suffers the slow boil into irrelevance?
This amphibious inquiry goes to the heart of the disruptions of our digital age, says John Lefferts, a GAMA leader for decades and the chief revenue officer for Assurance, an app that helps insurance pros attract and win new clients. Lefferts shares the familiar analogy of a frog leaping out of boiling water but remaining in lukewarm water even as the temperature gradually rises to fatal heights.
It’s easy to be skeptical about the notion of digital transformation, which admittedly sounds fresh off the production line of Silicon Valley’s hype factory. Yet transformation represents genuine value because it enables companies to improve profitability, elevate customer service and strengthen bonds with vendors and suppliers.
The principal challenge of digital transformation is integration — disentangling the technologies of databases, hardware, platforms, mobile devices and operating systems of wildly varying vintages and keeping them all talking to each other.
First you needed a few PCs. Then you needed a server. Then you needed a phone system. Then you needed a network. Then you heard about the business down the street getting hacked. Then you got hacked.
And then you said: “I didn’t sign up for this.”
We all need computers, networks and data to get our work done these days. What we don’t need is the River of Chaos that comes with keeping our IT gear updated, secure and running at full capacity.
Fortunately, there’s a bridge over the River of Chaos. It’s called Managed Services, and you want it because it gets you out of the information technology business and hands your IT headaches over to seasoned experts who know how to cure them.
Health care organizations are slowly waking up to a troubling new reality: Criminals increasingly see web applications as a promising path to lucrative patient records. Why are web apps so tempting?
Because they can often be breached without setting off intrusion-detection alarms or getting flagged by anti-virus software.
Read on to learn more about the health care web-application ecosystem and potential HIPAA audit concerns. This playbook will outline potentialvulnerabilities and offer guidance on securing health care apps to prevent expensive data breaches.
Scientists are gathering immense databases exploring how our genes influence our health. And even more data is coming from wearable devices and app-enabled smartphones.
Sooner than we may expect, gene science, big data and wearable technologies will converge to forever change the way we prevent, predict, diagnose and treat diseases.
“I think we're going to see an explosion of all kinds of data that will help manage people's health and predict medicines they should use at a level that's never been done before,” says Michael Snyder, PhD, Professor and Chair of Genetics and Director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.
Intruders love to attack web applications. Why? Because lots of web apps are designed to do a specific job quickly and efficiently — and start paying off as soon as possible.
The sad truth is that too many times, security takes a back seat in the get-it-up-now world of web app development, especially when we’re talking about custom code rather than commercial software. Hackers know this, so they do everything they can to exploit vulnerabilities in web apps.
A web application exposes your network to the public internet. If you don’t harden your web apps, you’re basically leaving the front door unlocked and inviting the world in. The world is full of great people, of course, but often the ones who want into your network are precisely the ones you want to keep out.
Many of them had drug problems, mental health issues, and run-ins with the law. They were angry and wanted revenge. Most of them communicated their intentions before they attacked. All 28 were men.
These facts represent common threads in 28 public mass attacks that erupted in the United States last year, killing 147 people and injuring nearly 700 more.
The quest for clean fill can be a dirty business for contractors.
If you get it right, you have unpolluted fill dirt that’s critical to finishing a construction project on time and within budget. If you get it wrong, however, you’re looking at litigation, regulatory penalties, and potential damage to your professional reputation.
These are just a few scenarios that can get contractors into legal and financial trouble:
Forensic engineering occasionally requires explaining phenomena that seem to defy the laws of nature. Such was the case recently when CTL Engineering was hired to figure out how an apartment’s bathroom shower apparently turned itself on—causing considerable mold, mildew, and moisture damage.
How could a shower turn itself on?
The case involved a brand-new apartment that had never been rented or otherwise occupied. It had never even been entered in the eight months since its final construction inspection. Eventually, a maintenance worker entered the apartment on a routine inspection and noticed something unexpected: black splotches discoloring the walls and ceiling.
If you know you have HIV, you should tell your sex partners before doing the deed.
That’s just the right thing to do.
But HIV criminalization takes this to the extreme: More than half of U.S. states have laws that can put you prison for years if you know your HIV status and don’t tell it to a sex partner.
This is bad news for doctors and nurses, because HIV criminalization discourages people from getting tested. If you don’t know your HIV status, you can’t be prosecuted under mandatory-disclosure laws.
It’s not hard to put two and two together: “If I don’t know my status, they can’t put me in prison.” And that means people won’t get tested because they’re afraid of going to jail.