Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, for Alert Logic argues that hacktivism has been around for 35 years, initially as service denials and demos. That he notes has shifted to being more intrusive and destructive. His message is that the motive is not iimportant, but the key to fighting back is through Threat Intelligence teamed with reverse engineering.
Atom Bank, granted its licence by the Bank of England, plans to launch to customers later this year. Championing innovation, transparency and convenience, the organisation is developing a range of personal and business banking products and services, delivered through an app experience, designed initially for mobile devices, desktops to follow. It is also partnering with FIS. But not a clink as yet about Bitcoin, although London has at least two services already.
At the end of May Atlanta based CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) officials said as many as 18 labs around the country received live anthrax samples. Twenty-six people who may have been exposed, including 22 at an Air Force base in South Korea, were medically treated as a precaution and the incident is one in a series of similar mistakes involving federal labs. All of which makes the latest UC Berkeley research development of a molecular lock and key for bacteria something of immediate interest.
Last year’s National Review of Asthma Deaths, highlighted prescribing errors in nearly half of asthma deaths in primary care (47%).New analysis reveals evidence of prescribed medicines as being unsafe.
One the one hand a new hacking threat SoT aka “Security of Things” has the medical community alarmed as a security researcher says he's discovered a way for hackers to change the dosage of medications delivered by a patient's drug pump. On the other hand DUQU is all viral
At great expense to scientists across all fields, Reed-Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, and Sage now publish more than 50% of academic articles, say researchers at the University of Montreal. It has an uncanny echo to the keystone fisheries issues highlighted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
In 2011, two Dutch hackers in their early 20s made a target list of 100 high-tech companies they would try to hack and found security vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and 95 other top companies’ systems. They called the list the Hack 100 and have sparked a new IT security niche business that is expanding in the security sector.
Cloud security company OpenDNS finds consumer IoT devices widely used in highly regulated industries highlight unforeseen security risks, and updates assessment tool to help security professionals discover IoT devices on their networks
Only the commitment of senior doctors working in NHS Scotland has enabled a healthcare system, under severe strain, to fulfil its necessary obligations to patients, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow.
Digital Catapult, London is predicting that London will overtake Silicon valley as the centre for Cryptocurrency, on the heels of the recent UK Digital Currencies response and study. In Scotland the Scottish Bit Coin meet up for Wednesday 3 June is being held at Design Innovation House, 78 Westport EH1 2LE and addressed by Robin Ross of Folding Coin.
The UK government is launching a new research initiative which will bring together the Research Councils, Alan Turing Institute and Digital Catapult with industry in order to address the research opportunities and challenges for digital currency technology, and will increase research funding in this area by £10 million to support this.
Featuring over 345 exhibiting vendors and services suppliers, an unrivalled education programme and over 15,000 industry professionals travelling from more than 70 countries, The calendar date for European Information Security professionals.
Over the last decade, DDoS attacks have proliferated, possibly becoming the primary threat for every website or web application. The ultimate goal is to bring down sites by flooding them with fake requests, usually from multiple locations.
Back in 2011 the proposal was that MOD should fund security hackers. Now in 2015 Edinburgh Napier University is to update Conan Doyle with Digital Sherlocks, as it becomes home to a new international crime-busting team targeting sophisticated online criminals. The experts in computer security will gather at Edinburgh Napier University on Wednesday for the launch of the ICA (International Cyber Academy) in The Glassroom (below) at Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston campus.
IR (Integrated Research) corporate HQ located in Sydney, Australia, with offices in the USA, UK, Germany and Singapore has acquired the US based IQ Services business. This it is claimed provides IR with a number of strategically significant growth opportunitiesin existing markets and new allied markets:
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