Study: AI for fraud detection to triple by 2021

Advanced analytics and biometrics becoming central to anti-fraud programmes, reveals survey by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, in partnership with SAS

Marlow, UK – 8 July 2019 – While only 13 per cent of organisations use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect and deter fraud, another 25 per cent plan to adopt such technologies in the next year or two – a nearly 200 per cent increase. Fraud examiners revealed this and other anti-fraud tech trends in a cross-industry, global survey by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), developed in collaboration with analytics leader SAS.

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New Hidden London exhibition – secrets of disused Underground stations revealed Opens 11 October at London Transport Museum

  • Discover stories about how Churchill took shelter at the height of the Blitz deep underground
  • Enjoy, for the first time, the largest number of rare archive photos, objects, vintage posters, secret diagrams and decorative tiles from disused stations that have been brought together in one location
  • Explore a recreated abandoned ticket hall and secret life-size underground dining room
  • Race against the clock as you take on the role of a wartime Telephone Exchange Operator in an Underground bunker
  • Party at an exhibition launch Friday Late event on 11 October
  • New illustrated Hidden London book, published by Yale University Press, goes on sale from 10 September at London Transport Museum’s shop and other stores

Visitors will get the chance to experience an ‘abandoned’ Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets at a new Hidden London exhibition opening at London Transport Museum on Friday 11 October 2019.

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Tech startups’ confidence rises despite political uncertainty, new research reveals

On-going Brexit saga and Tory leadership fight fails to dent confidence of UK tech startups

80% of tech startups confident about growth prospects for the coming year – 1% higher than last quarter

Studio Graphene’s Q2 2019 Tech Tracker has revealed that confidence levels among UK tech startups is fractionally higher than three months ago. The survey of more than 100 business leaders within early stage, UK-based technology companies found:

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Bitdefender BOX is here!

Protect all sensitive data from intruders and hackers with our Smart Home Cybersecurity Hub

We are happy to announce that you can now order Bitdefender BOX directly from the Bitdefender website. Our Smart Home Cybersecurity Hub provides total network security for your home WiFi, smart gadgets, computers and mobile devices. And you can control all of them from a single mobile app, Bitdefender Central.

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Upgrade to busy Winchester junction takes major step forward

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Caption: How the resigned M3 junction 9 will look when complete in 2023

  • Detailed plans now on show with eight-week consultation underway
  • New free flow link between the M3 and A34 will help to improve congestion
  • Plans will see new subways to create segregated route for pedestrians and cyclists to link with the South Downs National Park
  • Redesigned junction planned to open in 2023

Plans for a major upgrade to one of the busiest motorway junctions on the M3, junction 9 at Winchester in Hampshire, have gone on show this week.

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A quarter of sepsis patients have experienced delays in getting treatment

Data handling is just one of the areas requiring urgent attention in treatment of sepsis. A recent study claimed that in the UK there are more deaths from sepsis and all forms of cancer, but research funding of sepsis is almost non-existent. Until the availability of antibiotics, sepsis offered a rapid death for most sufferers. Some research into other potentially fast killer infections has started to explain how an individual can suffer a series of episodes of sepsis after apparently having been cured. Speed of treatment is absolutely vital and in some areas success rates with GP treatment is significantly better than hospitals achieve. Treated promptly after fast diagnosis offers a high probability of survival and a high level of recovery. Any delay can cause rapid death or serious consequential issues including limb loss and sight loss. BRN Ed

Research by BBC News has suggested that a quarter of patients with sepsis have experienced delays in getting treatment despite needing to be put on an antibiotic drip within an hour if it is suspected.

See below comments from Mark Frankish, Data Scientist at SAS UK & Ireland, exploring how the NHS must prioritise more efficient data management and how advanced analytics can help hospitals identify patients at elevated risks of sepsis in real time.

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Expert opinion: NHS vulnerable to cyber-attacks

The findings of a recent NHS White Paper have reported how poor cybersecurity at IT firms could put NHS data at risk as a result of outdated computer systems, a lack of investment and a skills gap.

Comments below from Barry McMahon, Senior Manager International Marketing, LogMeIn, explaining how antiquated IT systems aren’t the only factor, and how poor password practices and better education on password management is the key to keeping NHS databases secure.

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