The authoritative "AccountingWeb" quoted Sajid Javid recently lamented a balance sheet where “company’s employees are listed as ‘liabilities’” while "far from being a liability, the greatest asset any business has is its workers.” So Richard Cassidy, EMEA technical director of Alert Logic, carefully considers the Cyber threat landscape to conclude that of cyber threat and protection, “it is effective people and processes around how the data that hardware and software creates, that will define those organisations that recover from a breach and those that don’t.”
CYBERBIT Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd, Israel, established in May has been awarded two contracts. One was awarded by the National Police of a European country, the second awarded by a law enforcement agency of an African country with contracts being executed over a two-year period.
If IOT is one disruptive occurence, another is clearly Bitcoin, and the virtual currency with its important blockchain is now being viewed as a potentially enormously disruptive force for several industries. Don't miss Paul Puey's talk in Edinburgh on 10th September on the issue of keeping bitcoin decentralised.
HSBC showed less than impeccable timing when it reported a computer glitch today, Friday, which reports Reuters, it said prevented some of its British business customers from making payments, and thus leaving thousands of workers without wages ahead of a three-day weekend.
NHS Shetland is warning folk of a telephone scam after an elderly woman had money taken from her bank account this week. In a statement the health board said a man phoned the woman and gave the impression he was calling about her medication. It is understood the sum was £270. And the scams continue with pop-up adverts and tempting offers
As Europe notes that the economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in Centillions, resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformational. Along with opportunity, FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) arises over IoT security systems. Responding the IoTSF (IoT Security Foundation ) has been established and will launch September 23 in London, with the Io/T World Forum follow up in November 18-19 in London. Currently any search for IoTSF tends to land up in the IBM’s IoT Foundation lap!!
Diageo, the drinks business, is disclosed as among the highest polluters of any Scottish industrial site. Its Cameronbridge grain distillery at Leven, Fife has CO2 (carbon dioxide) pollution risen to record highs and some of its $3bn profits have to go to meeting past promises successfully. But another slant on Diageo does point to its holistic approach where responsible drinking, female empowerment and access to safe water are also issues of concern.
Seven out of ten CIOs are budgeting for cloud initiatives today. Nine out of ten are getting ready to spend more on private and hybrid clouds. The Infoblox Infographic shows you at a glance the Who, How Much, and Why of cloud adoption.
This Canadian doctor known for her tenacity in keeping thalidomide, the dangerous drug given to pregnant women, off the US market, has died at the age of 101 and is a perfect, if little publicised STEM model for women.
With breaches happening on an almost daily basis, it's critical to establish rules and processes to keep your data safe and secure. The following tips, designed to help you build a sustainable path towards data security, were inspired by the FTC.
At the CFCC, there were some who were of the belief that it might be too late to just rely on clean energy. “We should have done this 20 to 30 years ago" And others note "there are limits to adaptation." From the STEM viewpoint four women players have three male counterparts.
A pair of Missouri-based hackers have logging into a Jeep Cherokee remotely, while it was being driven and systematically taken over the car’s functionality. The experts are to release some hack details at the Black Hat security conference in Vegas. It comes as IdTechEx reports on Autonomous Vehicles, Land Water, Air 2015-2035
“Data breach reports are interesting, but everyone wants to know what this means for their company and how their company compares,” says Christian A. Christiansen, program vice president of security products, IDC.
Associate Professor Stig Kvaal and fellow Professor Per Østby at NTNU have written a newly published book Juvelen i kronen [The Jewel in the Crown], which presents the development of Kongsberg Maritime’s dynamic positioning systems.
This staggering technical development and system was created by people who tended to ask for forgiveness rather than permission!!
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. More than 200,000 patients in the UK suffer with chronic wounds and the prediction is healing time can be reduced by a third.
Ideagen Group PLC, a lead supplier in the eGRC (Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance) information management software, has acquired Glasgow-based Gael Ltd – the Q Pulse quality, risk and compliance software developers. The acquisition strengthens its suite of risk and compliance products, to help help eight of the top ten organisations in the sector standardise processes to improve both quality and safety of their global operations and supply chains.
Solus is a two-factor biometric authentication application that allows users to securely login to web services and mobile apps using Eyeprint. It is claimed to remove the need for additional costly hardware, improves accuracy and reduces the cost of maintaining support and user access, providing a viable two-factor biometric authentication.
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.
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