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Community Health Systems, a major US hospital group in the US, yesterday announced that hackers stole approximately 4.5 million records with patient names, addresses, birth data, phone numbers and Social Security numbers. With 206 hospitals in over 29 states, Community Health Systems reported that hackers used “sophisticated malware” to attack

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Israeli cyber security startup GuardiCore yesterday announced that it has raised $11 million in a series A funding. The investment round was led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Greylock IL – an affiliate fund of Greylock Partners – and other undisclosed strategic partners. “GuardiCore is developing a completely new

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SiSense, a leader in big data analytics for business users, today announced the appointment of Mark Ferretti to the position of Vice President, Global Alliances & Channels. Ferretti, the company’s first-ever Channel Chief will be responsible for developing and growing a network of alliances and partners globally. In June, SiSense closed $30M in

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The U.S. Government’s regulator of federal securities, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly utilising Big Data analytics processes and cloud computing in making records public and sifting/sorting through millions of trading data which in turn is saving the agency upwards of $3 million each year. The SEC’s move

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Facebook, for some time now, has been augmenting its advertising services in order to prove its mobile ads are effective. Nevertheless, proponents of privacy have criticized the company’s use of personal data time and again. In its latest such supplement, Facebook will allow advertisers to see the number of users

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This week has seen many announcements in the data science arena that will make our lives a little easier. The new CoLaborate app lets data scientists collaborate via Google Drive; Facebook is making its security better than ever; guest contributor Rick Delgado walked us through how five companies are using

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Cloud management startup StrataCloud, a company that helps manage VMware-based data center environments, raised $2 million in seed funding to enhance its marketing strategies, also announcing the appointment of ex-HP alum Brian Cohen as its chief executive officer. The round was led by Hallett Capital, with participation from BLH Venture

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