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Gartner Says Employees in Germany Reporting Higher Discretionary Effort Than the Global Average

Employees in Germany are working harder than the global industry average, according to the latest worldwide research by CEB, now Gartner. Employee discretionary effort (employee willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty) was reported by 16.2 percent of employees in Germany in 4Q 2017, up from the global average of 15.8 percent of employees.

Gartner Accepting Nominations for 2018 Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards

Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards for financial services. Nominations will be accepted through July 31 via an online entry form. Entry is open to any financial services end-user institution (not technology vendors or technology services companies) that has implemented an innovation using digital technology capabilities, products or services within the financial services industry in the relevant award categories during the past

Gartner Says By 2020, Artificial Intelligence Will Create More Jobs Than It Eliminates

2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator. The number of jobs affected by AI will vary by industry; through 2019, healthcare, the public sector and education will see continuously growing job demand while manufacturing will be hit the hardest. Starting in 2020, AI-related job creation will cross into positive territory, reaching two million net-new jobs in 2025.

Gartner Announces Winners of the 2017 EMEA Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards

Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards for financial services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The awards recognize innovative use of technology-enabled capabilities to highlight "best in class" financial industry initiatives launched within the past 12 months, and to offer insight into developments in digital innovation.

Gartner Announces Asia Pacific Winners of the 2017 Gartner Financial Services Eye on Innovation Awards

Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Gartner Financial Services Eye on Innovation Awards for the Asia Pacific region. The awards recognize innovative use of technology-enabled capabilities to highlight "best-in-class" financial industry initiatives launched within the past 12 months and to offer insight as to developments in digital innovation.

[ISN] Point-of-Sale Vendor NEXTEP Probes Breach

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/03/point-of-sale-vendor-nextep-probes-breach/ By Brian Krebs Krebs on Security March 9, 2015 NEXTEP Systems, a Troy, Mich.-based vendor of point-of-sale solutions for restaurants, corporate cafeterias, casinos, airports and other food service venues, was recently notified by law enforcement that some of its customer locations have been compromised in a potentially wide-ranging credit card breach, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The acknowledgement came in response to reports by sources in the financial industry who spotted a pattern of fraud on credit cards all recently used at one of NEXTEP’S biggest customers: Zoup, a chain of some 75 soup eateries spread across the northern half of the United States and Canada. Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reached out to Zoup after hearing from financial industry sources about fraud patterns indicating some sort of card compromise at many Zoup locations. Zoup CEO Eric Ersher referred calls to NEXTEP, saying that NEXTEP was recently informed of a security issue with its point-of-sale devices. Ersher said Zoup runs NEXTEP’s point-of-sale devices across its entire chain of stores. In an emailed statement, NEXTEP President Tommy Woycik confirmed Ersher’s account, but emphasized that the company does not believe all of its customers are impacted. […]


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[ISN] Credit Card Breach at Mandarin Oriental

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/03/credit-card-breach-at-mandarian-oriental/ By Brian Krebs Krebs on Security March 4, 2015 In response to questions from KrebsOnSecurity, upscale hotel chain Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group today confirmed that its hotels have been affected by a credit card breach. Reached for comment about reports from financial industry sources about a pattern of fraudulent charges on customer cards that had all recently been used at Mandarin hotels, the company confirmed it is investigating a breach. “We can confirm that Mandarin Oriental has been alerted to a potential credit card breach and is currently conducting a thorough investigation to identify and resolve the issue,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Unfortunately incidents of this nature are increasingly becoming an industry-wide concern. The Group takes the protection of customer information very seriously and is coordinating with credit card agencies and the necessary forensic specialists to ensure our guests are protected.” Mandarin isn’t saying yet how many of the company’s two-dozen or so locations worldwide may be impacted, but banking industry sources say the breach almost certainly impacted most if not all Mandarin hotels in the United States, including locations in Boston, Florida, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C. Sources also say the compromise likely dates back to just before Christmas 2014. […]


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[ISN] NSA staffers rake in Silicon Valley cash

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/233740-nsa-staffers-rake-in-silicon-valley-cash By Cory Bennett The Hill 02/24/15 Former employees of the National Security Agency are becoming a hot commodity in Silicon Valley amid the tech industry’s battle against government surveillance. Investors looking to ride the boom in cybersecurity are dangling big paydays in front of former NSA staffers, seeking to secure access to the insider knowledge they gained while working for the world’s most elite surveillance agency. With companies desperate to protect their networks against hackers, many tech executives say the best way to develop security products is to enlist the talents of people who have years of experience cracking through them. “The stories he could tell,” venture capitalist Ray Rothrock recalled about his meetings with a former NSA employee who founded the start-up Area 1 Security. “They come with a perspective that nobody in Silicon Valley has.” […]


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