RAFTS (Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland) with the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards holds its Annual Conference Scottish Fisheries Management – Planning For Change? at the The Battleby Institute, near Perth. on Thursday 20th March 2014. A subject inevitably up for discussion yet again will be the latest escape of around 154,000 farmed salmon from Meridian’s cages in Shetland reported by ForArgyll.
The Salmon & Trout Association of Scotland says yet again, figures from the salmon farming industry themselves prove conclusively that sea lice numbers are rampantly still out of control in parts of the west coast and the western isles.
Powered by a security-oriented Android PrivatOS software Blackphone on show at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is a carrier and vendor-independent smartphone that allows users to make and receive secure phone calls, exchange secure texts, transfer and store videos and files, and chat without compromising privacy on the device.
Colin McInnes, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Strathclyde writes in The Herald to remind Scotland that EDF and its existing nuclear capacity is still a major carbon conscious player in the total UK energy scene.
As industrialisation struggles to reach Industry 4.0 or the Intelligent 4th generation of industrialisation, after mechanisation, electrification and digitisation, using VPN software secure networks, IMDEA Networks Institute becomes a member of the 5G-PPP (Public-Private-Partnership Association) legal entity created by the European Commission and aimed at accelerating work on 5th generation (5G) cellular networks for 2020 and beyond.
The Gill Instruments WindObserver, an intrinsically safe ultrasonic anemometer is now certified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for use in Ex (explosive) atmospheres and will be displayed at Oceanology International, London from 11-13 March 2014
With some 30 new gTLDs going on sale through registrars, NetNames predicts that there will be a spike in the volume of online threats facing brands, as cyber-criminals take advantage of a trademark sunrise period coming to an end.
A £155 million fund for a national network of Quantum Technology Hubs that exploit quantum physics properties to develop quantum technologies - with the view to eventual application - has been opened for bids by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Between £10-20 million a Hub will be available, complemented by a £75 million fund for capital investment across the network.
As Dare to be Digital, the computer game design competition for students, opens for entries offering aspiring game developers a way to win their very own BAFTA, the games app business is increasingly alert to concerns over apps, such as Angry Birds, accessing and leaking people's private data. Time for Dundee and Abertay to join forces on games and security perhaps?
What will the future hold for the UK and mobile phones? In an exploration of the options that could be made available to the UK public when number availability shortly becomes limited,Unique SIMs examines the options.
Smart spaces – like smart homes, offices and cities – exploit various resources in order to offer enriched services and information for the end users. Achieving security in a dynamic and heterogeneous environment with pre-defined and static security mechanisms is a challenging task writes researcher Antti Evesti. His research may be one for Google to watch as it becomes the unlikely buyer of Nest Labs.
A Frost & Sullivan Stratcast "Shadow IT" throws a fascinating series of figures that offer six trends impacting on companies' security positions. The "shadow IT” that emerges is broadly defined as SaaS applications used by employees for business, that have neither been approved by the IT department, nor obtained according to IT policies, yet the drivers are simply "getting the work done" to the extent of being worth paying for out of the users' pocket.
A one day public lecture in Edinburgh on 'The person in virtual reality' is to be given by the Albertus Institute with the SSCL (Scottish Society for Computers and Law) on Saturday 18th January, 2014 and warrants attention for the subjects on which the speakers focus.
Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference, entirely organised by Ethical Hacking students, will be held Wednesday 15 January at Abertay University. Unique in the UK it is the only student-led conference of its type, and run by the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society. Securi-Tay will bring together over 100 delegates from education, industry and law enforcement.
Downloading free apps? If you want to keep your privacy, Michael Sutton, director of Security Research at Zscaler, says the top mobile apps, whilst being fun or useful, ask for privileges that can allow a user to be monitored, and sensitive information potentially viewed and compromised.
As ASDA president and CEO Andy Clarke, urges British supermarkets to avoid any substantial increase in food prices over the next few years, the ST&AS (Salmon & Trout Association, Scotland) is challenging the supermarket to blacklist Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd, and by implication also urging consumers to ostracise Wester Ross Fisheries sourced products to force urgent lice remediation.
"To see oursels as others see us" is a New Year gift being given in Edinburgh by the Council to lorry drivers who are being put through cycling lessons and laterd perhaps cyclists who will be put through lorry travel, with the aim to have both empathise and so avoid often fatal accidents.
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