First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

Krebs on Security

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. based First American is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.

ABBYY Releases Research: State of Process Mining and Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Global survey results released today found that process knowledge is the primary success factor for robotic process automation (RPA) projects, yet only 31% of US organizations are currently using process mining tools to understand their processes. Process mining .

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Auto insurers mining data to develop ridesharing and autonomous products

Information Management Resources

Analytics Driverless Sharing economy Farmers Insurance Allstate Uber LyftCarriers are looking to learn as much as they can about these emerging macro trends now so that they can be prepared for a transformative future.

8 schools with insurance analytics programs

Information Management Resources

College recruiting Analytics Data Scientist Data science Real-time data Data mining Data Analyst Unstructured data Data strategy Data architecture Data modeling Machine learning Artificial intelligenceSeveral top colleges and universities are offering courses and concentrations in applying data to the sector.

MassMutual unit, iPipeline partner to distribute risk model

Information Management Resources

The life insurer’s LifeScore Labs division is ready to make its data tool available to other carriers in the space. Customer data Unstructured data Data modeling Data ownership Data integration Data visualization Data mining Data types Data discovery Big data Patient data Data strategy Data architecture Data science Life insurance MassMutual

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USAA to add 1,000 tech jobs in Phoenix by end of 2020

Information Management Resources

Military insurer will predominantly be looking to hire software engineers and applications developers, it says. Recruiting Customer experience Analytics Data management Data mining USAA

With Google’s 2012 Zeitgeist, You Won’t Learn Much. Why?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Imagine if Google took its massive search query database and worked with some of the leaders in the open data movement to mine true insights? Future of Search Internet Big Five Joints After Midnight & Rants Policy The Web As Platform data mining Google policy politics zeitgeist

#ModernDataMasters: Mike Evans, Chief Technology Officer


A passion of mine is imparting the knowledge and experience that the data leaders of today possess to the next generation of data professionals. Kate Tickner, Reltio.

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#ModernDataMasters: Steve Whiting, Chief Operations Officer


I worked in several Telcos and latterly in the City for an international insurance company. Kate Tickner, Reltio. Steve Whiting is the COO of Agile Solutions (GB) Ltd, a specialist data management and analytics consultancy that focuses on tangible business benefits.

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Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Krebs on Security

consumers, and roughly 1 million Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) for Canadian credit card customers. Specifically, Erratic mentions one botnet involved in cryptojacking, which uses snippets of code installed on Web sites — often surreptitiously — designed to mine cryptocurrencies.

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British campaigners file US lawsuit against firms controlled by Arron Banks

The Guardian Data Protection

Case filed in a Mississippi court alleges data mined in UK was illegally sent abroad by two of Banks’s companies A British public interest group has filed a lawsuit in a Mississippi court against two companies controlled by Arron Banks, the pro-Brexit donor, following allegations that the firms may have violated UK data protection rules in an attempt to sway the 2016 vote to leave the EU.

Access to over 3,000 compromised sites sold on Russian black marketplace MagBo

Security Affairs

Most of the compromised websites are e-commerce sites, but crooks also offered access to websites of organizations in healthcare, legal, education and insurance industries and belonging to government agencies.

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ABBYY Announces Its Agreement to Acquire TimelinePI to Deliver Digital Intelligence for Enterprise Processes

Document Imaging Report

TimelinePI’s vision of combining the most versatile process mining and operational monitoring with cutting-edge, process-centric AI and machine learning will serve as a critical cornerstone to ABBYY’s Digital IQ strategy.

Google’s Project Nightingale Health Data Practice Raises Privacy Concerns

Adam Levin

Of perhaps even greater concern is the fact that Google’s apparent data mining is legal according to federal law, specifically the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA. Google is collecting the health record data of millions of U.S. citizens, raising serious concerns about patient privacy.

ABBYY Acquires TimelinePI to Strengthen Leadership Role in Digital Transformation

Document Imaging Report

The acquisition of TimelinePI represents a significant milestone in establishing ABBYY’s leadership role in the digital transformation market as well as a global player in the emerging process mining market, which Gartner estimates will triple by 2023. MILPITAS, Calif.,

Expect More Spam Calls and SIM-Card Scams: 400 Million Phone Numbers Exposed

Adam Levin

As much as I love this one friend of mine, nothing is private when we’re together. You probably have a friend like this.

Q&A: Why SOAR startup Syncurity is bringing a ‘case-management’ approach to threat detection

The Last Watchdog

SOAR, if you haven’t heard, is a hot new technology stack that takes well-understood data mining and business intelligence analytics methodologies — techniques that are deeply utilized in financial services, retailing and other business verticals – and applies them to cybersecurity. The ability to prove you have a process, and demonstrate the audit trail showing you used that process, will become the subject of increased scrutiny by regulators and cyber insurance underwriters.

Machine Learning is Carving the Path toward Digital Transformation


For example, what if an insurance company could analyze images of property damage to enable it to offer new categories of coverage based upon structural characteristics? One of the fascinating characteristics of information technology is how small changes can have enormous ripple effects.

MY TAKE: Poorly protected local government networks cast shadow on midterm elections

The Last Watchdog

As Ananth explained, the city did two things right: they had cyber insurance and they didn’t pay the ransom. This makes government networks even more vulnerable and hackers see them as a gold mine. In March 2018, the city of Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack that shut down its computer network. City agencies were unable to collect payment. Police departments had to handwrite reports. Years of data disappeared. Related: Political propaganda escalates in U.S.

Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

Perficient Data & Analytics

And it includes self-learning systems that leverage data mining, pattern recognition, and natural language processing (NLP) to mimic patterns of the human brain. Health Insurance Company | Interactive cognitive agent for providers to quickly access member information. // CHALLENGE? //. A health insurance company with more than 13 million customers in the U.S., In a world where over 2.5

Ephesoft Launches Context Driven Productivity at Enterprise Productivity Summit

Document Imaging Report

solutions include mortgage origination, healthcare patient records, employee onboarding, tax form and insurance claims processing. Inaugural Summit Unites Technology Leaders to Explore Breakthroughs in Enterprise Automation. IRVINE, Calif., 11, 2020 – Ephesoft, Inc.,

State Attackers Moving from Stealing Data to Social Meddling

Ascent Innovations

The new cyber intelligence report expects the monetary benefits will allure the use of crypto-mining malware and cryptocurrencies by cyber attackers this year. They look to steal credit card numbers from financial services & insurance companies or install malware on the critical systems used by healthcare companies. State Attackers Moving from Stealing Data to Social Meddling.

Rebooting Analytics and CAO

Perficient Data & Analytics

OK, that’s partially mine based on what I continue to see). While it’s critical to get the math right, just getting the math right doesn’t drive the change,” said one insurance analytics leader.

Rebooting Analytics and CAO

Perficient Data & Analytics

OK, that’s partially mine based on what I continue to see). While it’s critical to get the math right, just getting the math right doesn’t drive the change,” said one insurance analytics leader.

Project Svalbard, Have I Been Pwned and its Ongoing Independence

Troy Hunt

These were companies spanning all sorts of different industries; big tech, general infosec, antivirus, hosting, finance, e-commerce, cyber insurance - I could go on.

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Don’t Follow the Money; Follow the Customer!

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

If you complete the full Fluvastatin prescription, then we’ll reduce your monthly healthcare insurance payment by 5%.”. Leading organizations are realizing that instead of “following the money” that they should be “following their customers” and mining their customers’ buying habits regardless of artificially defined industry boundaries (see Figure 5).

Role of Big Data in Human Resource Management


Following the insurance companies’ footsteps, employers gather health-related data of their staff and candidates. Predictive Analytics- Uses the analysis of current and historical facts to predict unknown events using statistics, modeling, machine learning, and data mining. Those who have been practicing Human resource management for years knows the importance of relying on data analytics for creating an enhanced work culture or else they might lag behind that of other departments.

Interview with Gus Tugendhat of Tussell

Information Matters

The market already has lots of tender portals but nobody has taken the tenders and contracts and turned them into an intelligent database which can be mined efficiently. Gus Tugendhat – Founder, Tussell.

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Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Craig Ball once made a great point in responding to a post of mine about educating lawyers when he said “ We not only need to persuade lawyers to take the plunge, we need to insure there’s a pool for them to jump into.

To get the most from blockchain in government, a sharing mindset is needed


But the doctor decides the medical treatment while the insurance provider decides the amount and mode of payment. The doctor’s office owns the Electronic Health Record system, but that doesn’t give the office ownership of the patient’s medical information or control over the insurance company’s payment decision. So, how do we achieve this new mindset of “what’s yours is mine and mine is yours?”.

10 Personal Finance Lessons for Technology Professionals

Troy Hunt

Number 1 is "Mining, Resources & Energy" which had a local boom here but is now rapidly declining (down 14% on the previous year). Take mining out of the picture and the top industry ("Consulting & Strategy"), pays only 5% more than tech. Patience. Frugality. Sacrifice.

Don’t Follow the Money; Follow the Customer!

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

If you complete the full Fluvastatin prescription, then we’ll reduce your monthly healthcare insurance payment by 5%.”.

Envisioning new and hidden realities with data and augmented reality—a digital “twin city” example


All of this information has a value to city planners, but also would be of interest to law enforcement, hospitals, insurance companies, stores, restaurants and car manufacturers—and even energy suppliers planning where to locate vehicle charging stations. As a nearby mine expands, the entire town is being moved three kilometers from its current location. Envisioning new and hidden realities with data and augmented reality—a digital “twin city” example.

A Funny Thing Happened As I Was “Tracked”

John Battelle's Searchblog

And, frankly, because this is all happening on the Independent web, insuring that small sites like mine get a chance to benefit from the same kind of value that Facebook and Google already have as “first party” websites – the value of my data.

Our Data Governance Is Broken. Let’s Reinvent It.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Big data, data breaches, data mining, data science…Today, we’re all about the data. So what insures engagement and attention? This is an edited version of a series of talks I first gave in New York over the past week, outlining my work at Columbia.

After the Token Act: A New Data Economy Driven By Small Business Entrepreneurship

John Battelle's Searchblog

The site reconstructs around her answer, showing suggested data repositories she might mine. While better data won’t insure that Michelle’s restaurant will succeed, it certainly increases the odds that it won’t fail. Gramercy Tavern in New York City.

Extending intranets to hard-to-reach staff: Controlled documents kiosk example


Dendrobium mine is the first to trial the iPICK(Information Point, Illawarra Coal Kiosk) technology, with management, contractors and employees enjoying improved access to information and reduced complexity. The IBF list the following examples of hard-to-reach staff: factory workers retail staff field engineers building inspectors consultants sales teams flight and rail workers catering staff building inspectors call centre representatives insurance assessors.

Looking for a needle in a haystack couldn’t be easier!


Challenges include: Trawling, aggregating and mining of data, entity extraction to understand what the data actually is, Visualisation and Natural Language analytics, especially multi language. Challenges include: Siloed data that may be in different structures and in different business area, Migration and cleansing issues to get a single searchable data set, Data mining if the data is not in a single repository. Looking for a needle in a haystack couldn’t be easier!

Looking Through the Cloudy PRISM

Data Loss DB

These documents reveal that the NSA is performing massive data mining covering millions of U.S. On the other hand , consider that the government knows you “spoke with an HIV testing service, then your doctor, then your health insurance company in the same hour. As you have no doubt heard, a lot of fuss has been made over the past couple days involving both NSA, Verizon, and Facebook, as well as several other companies and governments.

Only Connect: Facebook, From The Eyes of an Old Newbie

John Battelle's Searchblog

I also searched for a few folks who came to mind – really close and true pals of mine. I recently joined Facebook. Have you heard of it? I know, I know, that sounds crazy, given that I’m “an Internet guy.”

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