The new VTT CNS (Centre for Nuclear Safety), which is intended for research purposes, has been inaugurated in Espoo, Finland. Both experimental work and computational modelling will be carried out in the facility.
Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions. The partnership has developed a ‘serious game’ that can train very large numbers of criminal justice staff in basic techniques to deal efficiently with cybercrime.
Gaberlunzie was a tad amazed that Government departments have recorded nearly 9,000 personal data breaches in a year - or over 24 a day - according to the NAO (National Audit Office ) which is bemoaning Whitehall's "chaotic" mechanisms for reporting incidents.
Fire investigators from more than 20 countries will descend upon the University of Dundee next week to take part in the 19th ENFSI (European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) fire and explosion investigation working group meeting. Dozens of experts from across Europe will be taking part in the event, which will be hosted by the University’s world-renowned CAHID (Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification), from Tuesday 20th-Friday 23rd September.
ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless IoT (Internet of Things), announces UL – a global safety science organisation – as the newest independent authorised test service provider accredited to support ZigBee Alliance certification programs. UL will offer ZigBee testing at two of its labs: Fremont, California, Basingstoke, UK. Expansion to a fifth lab to provide ZigBee-specific testing, validates the prevalence and significance of ZigBee-based products as hundreds of market-moving members design and develop IoT-focused devices for today’s connected world.
Futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard explores the critical challenges and choices we face in balancing mankind’s urge to upgrade and automate everything (including human biology itself) with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness in his new book.
Reform Scotland is delighted to respond to the committee’s call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Scotland’s relationship with the EU following the EU referendum. Reform Scotland only comments on areas where we have previously carried out research or analysis. Many of the issues that the committee has raised in its call for evidence fall outside areas we have previously studied. As a result, our response focused on "The domestic process for dealing with a withdrawal from the EU." Specifically, we respond to the Committee’s call for comments on "the implications of the devolution settlement of withdrawal from the EU."
"We believe that our recognition as a Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant aligns well with our mission to deliver enterprise grade security that is easily deployed and managed for SMBs and distributed enterprises," said Prakash Panjwani (right) CEO of WatchGuard Technologies.
ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult, in collaboration with Centrica, has successfully delivered the first in-field measurement campaign under its industry-leading BLEEP (Blade Leading Edge Programme), and concluded that an uplift in AEP (annual energy production) of between 1.5 to 2% is possible following the repair of moderate blade erosion.
CREST, a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry, has released a report outlining the details and conclusions from its 2016 Diversity Workshop, attended by representatives from CREST member companies and a variety of leading professionals, from industry, government and academia.
Scotland’s ground-breaking CivTech pilot has launched a new challenge for developers and entrepreneurs to stimulate the nation’s cyber security agenda. Backed by Scottish Government, the CivTech pilot is harnessing new technologies to drive innovation in the public sector. With the launch of its “WildCard Challenge” the CivTech pilot looks for new cyber security products and ideas with a clear application for public sector and significant commercial potential in the fight against cyber threats and IT disruption. The successful applicant will be awarded £15,000 funding and a place on the CivTech pilot’s dedicated three-month accelerator programme in Edinburgh.
Gaberlunzie has wasted about 3 hours trying to provide a photograph that will satisfy the passport office. If you are brave enough to use the The Passport Service, this theoretically allows you to take a digital photo of yourself - no not a selfie! This photo has to have balanced white background and no light differentials. It also it has to be taken from 1.5 metres away from your face and must be a jpg.
Global asset management firm, Baillie Gifford, has appointed Scotland-based Assure APM to gain greater forensic insight and control of its IT
systems, as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the highest levels of service to its clients. Baillie Gifford’s assets under management are
unostentatiously valued at around £130 billion. Assure was appointed following its pilot of ‘Advanced Performance Management’ technology across
Baillie Gifford’s IT environment to monitor and manage their network, server, and virtual infrastructure.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by how some 900 South Korea protesters seeing THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defence) installed are against it and being angry at their government's deployment of it have taken have taken part in a protest, namely mass head shaving.
As Gaberlunzie casts around for the paper form he has to fill in, and for the last time (excluding SA) to make the dreaded visit on-line approach to HMRC, where he has used hundreds of passwords; can't praise the HMRC helpers enough; but has taken hours and hours of life to make very small returns and sometimes claims - now courtesy of the curse of complex number/alpha passwords he is abandoning his VAT revenue tax status, leaving himself just Self Assessment, quite hard enough for numeric dyslexic!!
A group of Texas Tech University researchers led by Professors Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin report this week in "Applied Physics Letters" that they have developed an alternative material -- hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors -- for neutron detection. This material fulfills many key requirements for helium gas detector replacements and can serve as a low-cost alternative in the future.
My1Login, a major European Identity and Access Management approach, has announced £1.3 million of new investment helping it to further penetrate the European enterprise sector with its range of methods to combat data breaches and cyber crime. This round of funding follows on from £680k raised in 2013.
In light of the recent cyber-attack on a leading Qatari bank, in which 1.4 GB of sensitive information was allegedly released to the public by hackers, cyber-security has resurfaced at the top of the Qatari national priority list. Rising level of threats and cyber security risk have prompted immediate and collaborative action from the public, private and academic sectors of the country
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