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:
The "Daily Mail" has enthused about blast-off as early as 2018 and Glasgow’s Prestwick airport should be the “location of choice” to host the UK’s first spaceport, due to its “world class aerospace hub” and expertise in the sector, Holyrood has heard from MSP John Scott.
"ForArgyll "and "Daily Express" both posit that the clearest possible sign of the United Kingdom government now expecting an early exit of Scotland from the Union, has been the Ministry of Defence evaluation group visiting Gibraltar in January.
In a bid to close the cyber security skills gap, MWR InfoSecurity - the global research-led security consultancy, is bringing back its highly anticipated and prestigious HackFu event for the eighth year running. HackFu 2015 aims to test and improve existing cyber security and team work skills amongst the industry’s best emerging talent, through a series of tasks and challenges that push participants to explore beyond their comfort zones.
The ever changing face of technology coupled with demanding business requirements dictates enterprises revamp existing enterprise applications, with newer versions supporting such disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility and analytics.
Renewables energy continues to destabilise the German energy grid. In Cologne recently several areas experienced black outs three times in 24 hours. One outage lasted for 45 minutes. As "The Herald" trumpets solar power's coming of age in Scotland, time to examine hybrid systems as well.
Entries to the 2015 Digital Technology Awards are now open, with Scotland’s brightest tech companies invited to submit applications by 24 April. And the Digintal Entrpreneur Awards are also up for grabs.
Director of Research Impact of the James Hutton Institute, Professor Bob Ferrier (below) , is pleased to announce that James Hutton Limited, the new wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute, has begun trading.
Gaberlunzie fell over someone’s admiration for the German word “Verschlimmbesserung” meaning " improvements which only make things worse!!" It’s one he will strive to remember. Another thing he has fallen over is the "Mindkit Tooling" approach that James Sommers has humanised and written for MITs Technology Review.
6PM has recently been awarded a tender by MITA (Malta Information Technology Agency) ) to install AlienVault's USM (Unified Security Management) platform to help monitor and manage the security of the infrastructure that MITA manages on behalf of the Government of Malta.
Intel is in talks to buy Altera and it comes on the heels of a series of semiconductor mergers and acquisitions – including NXP and Freescale, Cypress and Spansion, Lattice and Silicon Image, Qualcomm and CSR, Infineon and International Rectifier, and several more. Each of these has had an influence on various markets writes Tom Hackenberg (below), principal analyst, embedded processing, for IHS Currently the jury is still out on Samsung acquiring AMD.
According to research performed by Lloyd’s of London insurer, Aegis London, “in the first half of the 2013 fiscal year, the US Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems – Computer Emergency Readiness Team responded to more than 200 incidents, 53% of which were in the energy and utility sector, and many of them sponsored out of such states as China”.
A flurry of DDoS reports from DDoS protection vendors as of late, has Corero Network Security's Stephanie Weagle (below) throwing a hat into the ring. Its recently released report offers a unique perspective on the growing DDoS threat; offering a stark contrast to the majority of the reports that are saturating this months headlines.
Gaberlunzie had a rather hilarious experience recently and as it involves the important issue of savings, he feels like sharing it. He has a current account with his bank (not owned by itself but is part of a larger group) and he thought it time he opened a savings account. Accordingly he made an appointment to go and see the bank about opening one.
Ravelin, a smarter fraud prevention platform has announced it has raised a seed round of investment from Passion Capital that will allow Ravelin to continue product development and growing its initial beta customer base with a view to full commercial launch later this year.
During 2016, SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) will become responsible for regulating reservoir safety in Scotland. To ensure all relevant reservoir operators are fully registered with SEPA ahead of the change, a free six month registration period will open on 1 April, 2015.
As the £60m boost for community scale renewable energy project is in Loch Lomond National Park, Crianlarich’s powerful start to renewable energy scheme could also be echoed by parallel complimentary networking for broadband to local communities, so that the energy funding could more efficiently afford better links for remote Scottish rural communities than to date BT has to date been able to supply although it is recorded as trialling white space.
Chris Turkstra, senior director of Samsung is of the opinion that the IoT (Internet of Things) is currently at the peak of its hype cycle. Raghu Das, CEO IDTechEx agrees as widespread enthusiasm gives way to the pragmatics of understanding of the problems that IoT can address and that will create user pull.
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