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NEW REGULATOR ROUNDTABLE ADDED FOR DCS2018 AND THE DCS2018 ROOM BLOCK ENDS TODAY!

Debt Connection Symposium and Expo is pleased to announce a new FCC roundtable session added to the schedule at the Debt Connection Symposium and Expo 2018 conference, at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, TX.  Also, the DCS2018 room block ends today, so book your rooms now.   In addition to the “Ask the Regulators” session, Kristi Thompson of the Federal Communications Commission will host a roundtable for a face to face conversation about concerns or questions related to the TCPA and the FCC.

Big Data, Business Analytics Revenue to hit $260 Billion in 2022

SAN FRANCISCO: Worldwide revenues for Big Data and Business Analytics (BDA) solutions will reach $260 billion in 2022 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.9 per cent over the 2017-2022 period, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).   BDA revenues are expected to total $166 billion this year, an increase of 11.7 per cent over last year, showed the updated “Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide” from IDC on Wednesday.

The state of cybersecurity at small organizations

ESG recently completed a research survey of 400 cybersecurity and IT professionals working at small organizations (i.e. 50 to 499 employees) in North America. As you can imagine, these firms tend to have a small staff responsible for cybersecurity and IT, reporting to business management rather than CIOs or CISOs. (Note: I am an employee of ESG.)  How are these firms doing with cybersecurity? Not so good. 

FBI warns of potential ATM bank heist that could steal millions globally

The FBI has warned banks that ATMs will likely face a global attack by criminals in the “coming days.” The FBI was tipped off that these cybercriminals would hack payment card processors or banks and use ATMs all over the world to withdraw millions of dollars over the course of a few hours, as reported by cybersecurity blog Krebs on Security.  Krebs on Security says that the FBI shared a confidential alert with banks last Friday, stating, “The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days.

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