Scotland’s ground-breaking CivTech pilot has launched a new challenge for developers and entrepreneurs to stimulate the nation’s cyber security agenda. Backed by Scottish Government, the CivTech pilot is harnessing new technologies to drive innovation in the public sector. With the launch of its “WildCard Challenge” the CivTech pilot looks for new cyber security products and ideas with a clear application for public sector and significant commercial potential in the fight against cyber threats and IT disruption. The successful applicant will be awarded £15,000 funding and a place on the CivTech pilot’s dedicated three-month accelerator programme in Edinburgh.
Gaberlunzie has wasted about 3 hours trying to provide a photograph that will satisfy the passport office. If you are brave enough to use the The Passport Service, this theoretically allows you to take a digital photo of yourself - no not a selfie! This photo has to have balanced white background and no light differentials. It also it has to be taken from 1.5 metres away from your face and must be a jpg.
Global asset management firm, Baillie Gifford, has appointed Scotland-based Assure APM to gain greater forensic insight and control of its IT
systems, as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the highest levels of service to its clients. Baillie Gifford’s assets under management are
unostentatiously valued at around £130 billion. Assure was appointed following its pilot of ‘Advanced Performance Management’ technology across
Baillie Gifford’s IT environment to monitor and manage their network, server, and virtual infrastructure.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by how some 900 South Korea protesters seeing THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defence) installed are against it and being angry at their government's deployment of it have taken have taken part in a protest, namely mass head shaving.
As Gaberlunzie casts around for the paper form he has to fill in, and for the last time (excluding SA) to make the dreaded visit on-line approach to HMRC, where he has used hundreds of passwords; can't praise the HMRC helpers enough; but has taken hours and hours of life to make very small returns and sometimes claims - now courtesy of the curse of complex number/alpha passwords he is abandoning his VAT revenue tax status, leaving himself just Self Assessment, quite hard enough for numeric dyslexic!!
A group of Texas Tech University researchers led by Professors Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin report this week in "Applied Physics Letters" that they have developed an alternative material -- hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors -- for neutron detection. This material fulfills many key requirements for helium gas detector replacements and can serve as a low-cost alternative in the future.
My1Login, a major European Identity and Access Management approach, has announced £1.3 million of new investment helping it to further penetrate the European enterprise sector with its range of methods to combat data breaches and cyber crime. This round of funding follows on from £680k raised in 2013.
In light of the recent cyber-attack on a leading Qatari bank, in which 1.4 GB of sensitive information was allegedly released to the public by hackers, cyber-security has resurfaced at the top of the Qatari national priority list. Rising level of threats and cyber security risk have prompted immediate and collaborative action from the public, private and academic sectors of the country
Gaberlunzie is horrified that the money scamming game actually follows in the footsteps of genuine BT Openreach activities. There have been a lot of cobbles up, and lines laid down in Edinburgh for one location! He would council readers to read For Argyll's ‘BT Broadband Security’ scam
IBM has delivered its new IBM QRadar User Behaviour Analytics application, enabling enterprise security teams to look into their own organisation IT environments, and root out abnormal behaviour that can or has caused cyber threats.
Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, approved funding at a board meeting. anad contracts were to be signed on Friday.
Gaberlunzie has experienced the full force of Google dominance this month with the demand to change password occurring almost twice daily day and often while he's trying to hook up some other complication. It has reached the extent that doing a very simple VAT return for HMRC over six hours and involving some 5 passwords seems child's play. Time perhaps to go shopping for HATs.
Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray are to offer ACRAS (Advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics Services) analysing organisations vulnerability footprint from an adversary's perspective, to enable proactive detection and an efficient mitigation of cyber threats.
Smartfrog claims to be the first IoT company to offer a subscription IoT (Internet of Things) product in online retail stores. In partnership with Amazon and Otto – reportedly the two leading e-commerce platforms in Europe – Smartfrog offers its complete solution for £4.95 (€5.95) per month. According to a Digital Market study by Statista, by 2020 there will be an estimated 1 million households in the UK connected to the security hardware market. Smartfrog’s product has no minimum contract period and can be cancelled at any time.
Staying safe online is becoming an increasingly relevant issue when some 30,000 websites are hacked per day, according to Sophos Labs, with millions of hacking attacks every day around the world. Even large and secure companies, such as Verizon, experience data breaches, so the everyday user without any cyber protection as VPN (Virtual Private Network) is daily open to data theft.
UK's railway network was the victim of at least four major cyber attacks in the last 12 months, according to a private security company that works with the network. The attacks were discovered by ex-GCHQ Darktrace, a British cybersecurity startup that is responsible for defending most of the UK's railway network and nearly parallels with US researchers finding a hacking tool that targets energy grids on the dark web.
Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of Florida researchers says it has developed a way to stop it dead in its tracks. The answer, they say, lies not in keeping it out of a computer but rather in confronting it once it’s there and, counterintuitively, actually letting it lock up a few files before clamping down on it. However the security experts have some acute comments to make and are worth pondering on!
The prpl Foundation today announced the upcoming debut of the prpl Hypervisor at the IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas. The prplHypervisor is an industry-first light-weight open source hypervisor specifically designed to provide security through separation for the billions of embedded connected devices that power the Internet of Things.
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