Renesas Electronics Europe, advanced semiconductor provider has teamed up with G&D (Giesecke & Devrient) international technology specialists in the banknote, payment, secure communication and identity management sectors to collaborate for industrial security solutions and services. The first product, being demonstrated at this week’s Nuremberg SPS IPC Drives, fis ocused on anti-counterfeiting solutions for industrial products.
Appalled at the French massacres of 13th November, which like the assassination of President Kennedy is now embedded into a date and time memory, as are the Twin Towers disaster and other one-day atrocities for which there is no offering and no contribution to ease or enlighten the travesties of willfull destruction by humans of humans.
"The real key to fighting ransomware is to take a closer look at what the attackers are after: these are the files and emails that employees create and view every day," says Varonis engineer, Kieran Laffan. "This unstructured data is the largest data set in most organisations, often the most valuable, and, unfortunately, least controlled." He is urging user behaviour analytics to reduce breach and recovery times while the news break now is that of the Armada Collective warning and its Bitcoin payment demands where Corero offers purpose built DDoS protection
Akamai Technologies Inc, a major CDN (Content Delivery Network) services supplier, has acquired Edinburgh-based Bloxx, provider of SWG (Secure Web Gateway) technology that protects enterprises and employees from Internet threats, in cash transactions. Bloxx established in 1999, is a privately-funded company off 55 employees. The acquisition is immaterial to Akamai's financials.
A new intelligent service helps Telecom operators to increase network availability. During power outage, operators can intelligently shut down technologies and transmission in steps, remotely from the NOC (Network Operations Center) based on actual performance data rather than set voltages, easily changing parameters without site visits. Functionality can double or even triple the uptime, without the need of more batteries.
In the world of the internet of things, three students create a company that attracts international attention in a development that generates real-time information of workers in risk industries, it both records vital signs as well as hours of performance.
The STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre (below) launches a £50,000 competition for UK SMEs to win ’Proof of Principle’ vouchers to help them unlock business opportunities offered by the IoT (Internet of Things). This competition builds on Hartree’s transformation of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory into an IoT ‘living lab’ – instrumented, interconnected and intelligent.
As wave energy falters, first with Pelamis in administration, and now Edinburgh based Aquamarine Power calling in administrators, Heriot Watt’s Professor Gary Pender, head of the Institute of Civil Engineers in Scotland calls for a national debate on Scotland’s long term energy supply, as it heads to being dependent on English imports.
A meteoric event developing in the equator is causing bookmakers to slash odds on a white Christmas. ‘El Niño’ on the way makes UK forecasters predict the harshest winter in 50 years. Leading Cloud IT experts NSE (Net Solutions Europe) comments on the importance of resilient IT systems to mitigate crisis management during the harsh coming months.
It’s finally here - the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown will arrive in their time travelling DeLorean. Wearable technology, multi-channel television and the odd 1980’s Apple Macintosh in an antique shop will all come as no surprise.
Thursday December 3rd is set for a London conference on next steps for UK airport capacity, with keynotes from Gatwick, Heathrow Hub, and the Transport Select Committee at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum morning. It might also be a straw in the wind to reveal where the UK spaceport is to be located, and when some action will be taken on that matter.
Virgin Media Broadband manages to fix a putative “massive outage” estimated at needing 4 days before freeing up engineers for ordinary customer aid in Edinburgh EH7 sector, in a bare 1.5 days, 3.5 days early as Virgin Media Business releases the UK's £92bn "Digital Opportunity" report, researched by Oxford Economics that looks at the benefits to the economy if companies could fully develop their digital potential.
As the Volkswagen emissions scandal now extends to not just VW and Audi diesels but to Opel, and BMW with new figures revealing that nine out of 10 diesels breach emissions regulations, Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC shift the focus and announce an £11 million autonomous vehicle research programme
Gaberlunzie was intrigued by Search Engine Academy’s Ross Barefoot’s tale of "Hiding in the Shadows of Penguin" where he describes what he believe to be a case study in negative SEO. However he doesn’t have the “proof of the pudding,” or the “the smoking gun” and can’t tie the activity he describes to a “perpetrator”.
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