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Gamification in the cyber security industry

Unfortunately, we live in a connected world where people and consumers are widely negligent when it comes to adopt security best practices anywhere and anytime. However, the Gamification approach is a source of hope by the incorporation of game design elements into non-game applications.
This can help drive consumer security decisions; improve security behaviors; to build consumer ability and motivate them to take advantage of existing security features.

Analytics and cognitive capabilities within the self-enabling vehicles industry

In our digital lives, it is now clear that, personal and customized experiences are at the core stakes. When it comes to self-enabling vehicles, or connected cars, or cars that can learn, heal, drive and socialize, automakers can apply analytics and cognitive capabilities to develop new streamlined vehicle options that focus on personal and customized experiences.
In fact, henceforth we are moving from a mode of transportation, into a mobile data center with onboard sensors and computers that capture volumes of information about the vehicle and its surroundings.
On this momentum, through smart sensors and cognitive computing, manufacturers is and will be able to better understand the vehicle's issues, develop technology and recommend solutions, often times, without the driver bringing the vehicle in for servicing. 
Automakers can also transform the buying experience with analytics and social media analysis to create more highly personalized interactions with potential customers.

Security alert on: Oracle products, iOS, OS X El Capitan, vulnerabilities in BIND and Linux kernel vulnerability

Connectikpeople recalls that, Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for January 2016 to address 248 vulnerabilities across multiple products. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Connectikpeople encourages users and administrators to review the Oracle January 2016 Critical Patch Update and apply the necessary updates.
At Apple; they have released security updates for iOS, OS X El Capitan, and Safari to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Available updates include: iOS 9.2.1 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, and iPad 2 and laterOS X El Capitan 10.11.3 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan v10.11 to v10.11.2Safari 9.0.3 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan v10.11 to v10.11.2Use…