Business may be reasonably equipped to fend off internet crimes and invasive intrusions, but much less frequently does the security sector highlight the importance of business implementing security measures against the threat of terrorism
Some 500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss, so it is Oticon's ambition that its customers, hearing clinics throughout the world, would prefer to use their products for people with impaired hearing. The majority of people with hearing loss are over the age of 50, while 8 per cent are under the age of 18. Now, advanced audiology and hearing aid technology sees the launch of Oticon Opn, the world’s first internet connected hearing aid, that also opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices.
NuData Security and Varonis make some powerful pitches to rub up on user names and passwords with NuData Security director Lisa Baergen admitting ruefully to sounding “like a broken record; but here we are again, news of yet another hack attack hits the wire. It’s only been a couple of weeks since TeamViewer user accounts were hijacked, and now GoToMYPC hit by a very sophisticated password attack. No matter how long it takes to come out, the bottom line is that organisations have to stop thinking “what IF” and accepting it should be seen as “ WHEN” we get hit…
With the EU referendum on the brink, many things apart from engineering and scientific research are overlooked. innovation within the UK cyber security industry also now hangs somewhat in the balance. Regardless of whether you are in or out, the cyber security skills gap is real. And the UK with London in particular - is at a great advantage by being able to attract talent from all over the world.
Biometric Authentication is key to increased payment security. A new study from Juniper Research has found that eCommerce merchants and financial institutions will be investing heavily in online fraud detection solutions over the next five years, with annual spending reaching $9.2 billion by 2020, up by 30% on current levels as mobile fraud grows rapidly
Infosecurity Europe running from today at Olympia, London is likely to generate a flood of security problems and solutions. One such, NSFOCUS Cloud is designed to withstand the most extreme conditions and initial Cloud DDoS Protection Solution and provides robust
on-demand DDoS attack mitigation services.
New environmental, economic, social and political developments have challenged Europe to rethink its strategies for the future. With the latest growth strategy 'Europe 2020' the European Union is re-enforcing its commitment to becoming a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy within the next five years. In "The Future of Europe" Frost & Sullivan reveals growth opportunities that will transform Europe and its economy and also covers the Brexit scenario and Euro future
The topic of passwords, the continual need to change them, the impossibility of remembering the 100 or so that are vital for work and life, is one that raises nightmare memories and an absolute dread of the next ‘new password’ demand! So the news that Universities and Google are separately and hopefully obliterating the password, in favour of the Doodle or biomarkers.
National Grid and Renewable Energy Systems are working on the first battery energy storage systems to provide a dynamic frequency response service in sub-second timescales in Great Britain. Both have signed a 4 year contract that will see RES provide 20MW of frequency response from battery storage. This new service is to aid National Grid in its system balancing role, increasingly requiring innovation and use of new technologies. The RES’ service delivery battery storage systems will provide cost effective frequency response to the grid, within one second of the detection of a frequency deviation. The battery storage systems to be fully operational in 18 months.
Ubiquiti Networks has warned its customers about a worm targeting the company’s products by exploiting a critical vulnerability that was believed patched nearly a year ago. According to the wireless networking product manufacturer, the malware is designed to target routers, access points and other devices, running outdated versions of the airOS firmware, including airMAX M (airRouter), AirMAX AC, airOS 802.11G, ToughSwitch, airGateway and airFiber.
German pharmaceutical & chemicals giant Bayer has made an all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion, valuing the US company at $122/share value, a substantial premium in a deal that would create the world’s largest agrochemicals company. Mega merger expert, John Colley, Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School notes "It is a classic transfer of value from bidders shareholders to those of the target. Few mega-bids go well. Research shows more than half destroy value. Only around a quarter deliver on their promises.
Last year, Oxford Dictionaries declared in favour of “hangry” as an acceptable word in its combination of hungry and angry. It may take until 2017 or longer, but the book “Servitor Gaiae” (aka Earth Servant) may promote another newbie word with the emergence of - “ecowatsit” aka an abbreviation for the Ecological Worldwide Threats Institute, but being far more easily spoken, it has the appearance of an enthusiastic contender for approval.
Facebook will have its nose out of joint as GCHQ's first Tweet: "Hello, world" is one of the first programs you learn to write in coding languages such as C, Python, Java, PHP, and Ruby. For those just starting to program, getting "Hello, world" to appear on a screen is a gentle introduction to coding, and as a technical organisation with computing at its core, it resonated with many of our staff who have learnt to program during their careers.
How far do you think most SMB businesses will go to beat their competition online asks Shai Aharony founder of Reboot Online. He finds the answer disturbing. When asked if they would like to hire a service that would sabotage a competitor’s website and guarantee its removal from Google search results (ie) Negative SEO 47% accepted the offer and asked for payment details. Some 31% accepted, pending more information. That’s 78% of businesses interested or outright accept the offer of dishing negative SEO on a competitor in a practice
both Illegal and underhand.
A group of researchers has released a data set on nearly 70,000 users of online dating site, OkCupid. The information was collected by Danish researchers who never contacted OkCupid, or its clientele, about using it. But in 2014 OkCupid admitted to manipulating what it shows users,
a month after Facebook faced a storm of protest by revealing that it had conducted psychological experiments.
After months of enquiry as to what provisions were being made with cognitive computing and cyber security, Big Blue has has announced a multi-year, cognitive computing collaboration with the University of Maryland in Baltimore on an Accelerated Cognitive Cybersecurity Laboratory (ACCL). The UK with several Universities and big corporates already on the cognitive route should be going the same path.
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