Hunting for the gift for the person who has everything? How about a new, limited edition, made to order, GOLD drone. Those with the taste for opulence can now add a customised DJI Phantom 4 which comes adorned in a 24-carat gold-plating.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences reports that the world's first experimental quantum communication satellite is running well and that the official experiments will start in November, when all the in-orbit tests have been completed. The news came on the heels of the 2016 Cambridge Wireless Technology & Engineering Conference .
Given that the Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy stressed the importance of developing local cyber security talent, multinational business facilitator Naseba hosted a fun and engaging youth empowerment program named CyQ during the 2nd day of the 9th Cyber Defence Summit that concluded yesterday in Doha.
As Alien Vault holds its webcast on BFA’s (Brute Force Attacks) entitled "Keeping the Bots at Bay" with AlienVault USM, the UK company Context has strengthened its Cyber Advisory and Response teams. Time for all to check security strategies.
Key players in Scotland’s digital technologies industry gather in Edinburgh tomorrow (Thursday 6 October) to ask and find out what it takes to build a global business and stay agile while scaling for growth. The issues will be debated as part of the Global Forum at this year’s ScotSoft conference. Two panels of experts will answer questions and share advice, encouragement and their personal war stories with the audience of CEOs and decision makers at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
If events are anything to go by, one of the hot topics at the NISC (National Information Security Conference) next month will be ransomware. SMEs (Small to medium sized) businesses are increasingly worried about the virulent growth of this zero-day threat and it is clear that they are firmly in the cyber criminals sights as they know that they present a softer target for advanced techniques, honed in attacks on large corporates and nation states. The criminals also know that if they price it right, most SMEs will simply pay up, rather than face the disruption along financial losses and embarrassment. The typical demand for an SME is around £350*, which may seem a relatively small price to pay.
CGI launched a lab dedicated to help its trade finance and supply chain clients harness the efficiencies of blockchain for new and existing products. The formal launch at the Sibos finance conference, in Geneva, is part of the company's rapidly increasing use of Ripple's distributed ledger solutions. But, the lab itself will soon explore benefits to trade finance more broadly, as the blockchain becomes strategy technology.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed new kinds of encryption methods for improving the privacy protection of consumers to enable safer, more reliable and easier-to-use user authentication than current systems allow. The method combines safety, usability and privacy protection, when, until now, implementing all three at the same time has been a challenge. The Centre is also looking for a commercialisation partner.
Internationally renowned cyber-security expert, Troy Hunt, has been announced by ScotlandIS as a keynote speaker at this year’s ScotSoft developers conference. In his speech the Australian based web security expert, Microsoft regional director and MVP will draw on his years of experience running the ethical data breach service ‘have I been pwned’
The new VTT CNS (Centre for Nuclear Safety), which is intended for research purposes, has been inaugurated in Espoo, Finland. Both experimental work and computational modelling will be carried out in the facility.
Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions. The partnership has developed a ‘serious game’ that can train very large numbers of criminal justice staff in basic techniques to deal efficiently with cybercrime.
Gaberlunzie was a tad amazed that Government departments have recorded nearly 9,000 personal data breaches in a year - or over 24 a day - according to the NAO (National Audit Office ) which is bemoaning Whitehall's "chaotic" mechanisms for reporting incidents.
Fire investigators from more than 20 countries will descend upon the University of Dundee next week to take part in the 19th ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) fire and explosion investigation working group meeting. Dozens of experts from across Europe will be taking part in the event, which will be hosted by the University’s world-renowned CAHID (Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification), from Tuesday 20th-Friday 23rd September.
ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless IoT (Internet of Things), announces UL – a global safety science organisation – as the newest independent authorised test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California, Basingstoke, UK. Expansion to a fifth lab to provide ZigBee-specific testing, validates the prevalence and significance of ZigBee-based products as hundreds of market-moving members design and develop IoT-focused devices for today’s connected world.
Futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard explores the critical challenges and choices we face in balancing mankind’s urge to upgrade and automate everything (including human biology itself) with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness in his new book.
Reform Scotland is delighted to respond to the committee’s call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Scotland’s relationship with the EU following the EU referendum. Reform Scotland only comments on areas where we have previously carried out research or analysis. Many of the issues that the committee has raised in its call for evidence fall outside areas we have previously studied. As a result, our response focused on "The domestic process for dealing with a withdrawal from the EU." Specifically, we respond to the Committee’s call for comments on "the implications of the devolution settlement of withdrawal from the EU."
"We believe that our recognition as a Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant aligns well with our mission to deliver enterprise grade security that is easily deployed and managed for SMBs and distributed enterprises," said Prakash Panjwani (right) CEO of WatchGuard Technologies.
ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult, in collaboration with Centrica, has successfully delivered the first in-field measurement campaign under its industry-leading BLEEP (Blade Leading Edge Programme), and concluded that an uplift in AEP (annual energy production) of between 1.5 to 2% is possible following the repair of moderate blade erosion.
CREST, a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry, has released a report outlining the details and conclusions from its 2016 Diversity Workshop, attended by representatives from CREST member companies and a variety of leading professionals, from industry, government and academia.
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.
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