A survey of IT security professionals examines attitudes to threat-sharing in different scenarios. If security researchers get no response from manufacturers when disclosing vulnerabilities with life-threatening implications, the majority of IT security professionals (64%) believe the information should then be made public,
University of Dundee researchers have been awarded funding for a project worth more than £1.1million by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) ) to develop new tools to carry out arguement mining, a relatively new field of AI and one regarded as having exceptional academic, commercial and cultural potential.
UK businesses are warned about the growing risk of cyber attacks as Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, urges businesses across the country to protect themselves by taking up the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme
The internet could be on the brink of a ‘capacity crunch’ within eight years and that would force us to rethink the way we use it, warns Professor Andrew Ellis of Aston University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
IT contracts expert David McIlwaine of law firm Pinsent Masons, is quoted that "Contracts really serve two principal purposes. One is to make clear parties' rights and obligations, and the other is to serve to protect the parties. That protection element is of critical importance and may necessitate a degree of complexity in the drafting, for example when specifying the parties' liabilities under the contract. It is important that contracts do not compromise protection for parties in a search for simplicity and clarity."
It may not look like much at first glance, but a map created by University of Wisconsin computer science professor Paul Barford and about a dozen colleagues took around four years to produce. He believes it could make the Internet more resilient to accidents, disasters, or intentional attacks.
Universiteit Twente has emerged with a photonic communication chip. In Edinburgh
University some six LiFi experiments are underway, while in Glasgow on October 12th, "LiFi Technologies and their Appreciation" will be a workshop study, aired by University of Strathclyde Engineering to provide basic technical information about emerging Li-Fi technology.
Researchers at University of Helsinki have developed a scaleable and secure cloud computing infrastructure for CMS data analysis at Cern. The solution is hybrid, combining advantages and disadvantages of grid and cloud systems. The infrastructure is also expected to support other scientific applications.
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
If ever Gaberlunzie longed to be a fly on the wall, the 3rd HLF (Heidelberg Laureate Forum), from August 23-28 is where scientists and the ethical challenges of computational science will be aired at the multi-faceted discussion on Big Data and resolving challenges produced by computational science.
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.
IBM move to acquire Merge sas as it vision that organisations could use the Watson Health Cloud to surface new insights from a consolidated, patient-centric view of current and historical images, electronic health records, data from wearable devices and other related medical data, in a HIPAA-enabled environment. (Photo Credit: IBM)
The issue of outages and internet break-in are the bread and butter of the security industry and the occasion of sometime great furies from the public plagued by issues they are quite incapable of sorting or fixing.
The final phase of a competition to develop AAOSN (adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network) management systems for the NOC (National Oceanography Centre) is underway. Two UK consortia will develop systems capable of coordinating a suite of marine autonomous vehicles gathering data from the ocean over periods of months, tracking and sampling dynamic features.
Business networks are an important economic phenomenon of increasing practical importance throughout Europe. Research into “Business Networks Reloaded” examines business networks from an interdisciplinary perspective and has as its authors (below) L2R Dr. Stefanie Jung, Prof. Dr. Peter Krebs, Prof. Dr. Gunther Teubner.
Uninspired by yet another mobile communicating device device, with yet another clutch of crashing bits like blown batteries and difficult to operate gizmos, the smartwatch has not yet been that outrageous “must have” item, by any means. But there is a new approach on the block to winning in this sector and that’s being offered a Qualcomm device that is a “your way customisable smartblock watch.”
As the computing and semiconductor worlds digest IBM’s departure from the fab, Big Blue is going all out in Data Analytics projects, announcing two successful UK projects. In one, Clear Returns helps retailers understand how and why product returns happen, and how to predict them. Camden Borough uses the analytical approach process to reduce fraud, save time and money over a range of services, so reducing budget cut impacts.
ScotlandIS has just launched its new re-branded website, including a new interactive area, which provides companies and members with a platform to raise questions, follow discussions and participate in thought provoking debate. This is where the latest IT news will be found and ScotlandIS events can be booked online in the interactive area.
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