50 Smartest Companies 2017

June 27, 2017

Each year we identify 50 companies creating new opportunities by combining important technologies and business savvy. Some are large companies that seem to be growing ever larger, like Amazon and Apple. Others, like IBM, or General Electric are old-guard giants betting on technology renewal. And the list is full of ambitious startups like SpaceX, which is changing the economics of space travel with reusable rockets; Face ++, a pioneer in face recognition technology; and additive-manufacturing firms Carbon and Desktop Metal. For additional perspective on the list, which starts below, please see our essay, "It Pays to Be Smart."

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How Can Entrepreneurs Best Understand What a Market Really Wants?

April 30, 2019

April 23, 2019 -- What people tell you they want, and what they actually need might not perfectly match. Alexandre Rebert, co-founder of ForAllSecure answers the question, "How can entrepreneurs best understand what a market really wants?"

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Trump gave the military freer rein for offensive hacking. Security experts say that’s a good idea.

April 29, 2019

February 11, 2019 -- A majority of digital security experts surveyed by The Cybersecurity 202 say the Trump administration was right to make it easier for the military to conduct offensive cyber operations. But many cautioned that this new authority should be used very carefully.

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How Can Developers Build Hack-Proof Software?

April 1, 2019

March 26, 2019 -- Alexandre Rebert, Co-Founder at ForAllSecure, Inc., answers on Quora Sessions the steps developers can take to make software difficult to hack.

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Project Maven to Deploy Computer Algorithms to War Zone by Year’s End

August 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials discussed during a recent Defense One Tech Summit here.

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The tech behind the DARPA Grand Challenge winner will now be used by the Pentagon

August 14, 2017

After witnessing the raw power of a machine that can fix its own software security flaws at DEF CON 24 more than one year ago, the Pentagon has officially purchased the revolutionary technology from a small, Pittsburgh-based firm.

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AI and the Challenge of Cybersecurity

May 9, 2017

For the past four decades, clever programmers have written computer viruses and worms that replicate and spread, either by bypassing technical security features or by taking advantage of human nature. Hacks started with playful images appearing unexpectedly, shifted to emails sent by harvesting address lists and turning thousands of computers into a vast “botnet” that attacks servers, and more recently, have locked down systems while demanding ransom payments.

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