In the wake of the demonstration over vehicles, autonomy and security, the connected car software used in a large number of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles in the United States, has Fiat Chrysler NV recalling approximately 1.4 million vehicles for emergency security patches.
A pair of Missouri-based hackers have logging into a Jeep Cherokee remotely, while it was being driven and systematically taken over the car’s functionality. The experts are to release some hack details at the Black Hat security conference in Vegas. It comes as IdTechEx reports on Autonomous Vehicles, Land Water, Air 2015-2035
“Data breach reports are interesting, but everyone wants to know what this means for their company and how their company compares,” says Christian A. Christiansen, program vice president of security products, IDC.
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.
Ideagen Group PLC, a lead supplier in the eGRC (Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance) information management software, has acquired Glasgow-based Gael Ltd – the Q Pulse quality, risk and compliance software developers. The acquisition strengthens its suite of risk and compliance products, to help help eight of the top ten organisations in the sector standardise processes to improve both quality and safety of their global operations and supply chains.
Can computers be creative? EU-funded WHIM project not only generates fictional storylines but also judges their potential usefulness and appeal representing a major advance in computational creativity and Universities of Europe Universities are occupied with the challenge!
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.
Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester found delegates and others treated to the premiere of a musical suite by Sara Lowes, composer-in-residence at the National Graphene Institute. The Suite was commissioned by Brighter Sound, a Manchester-based producer of creative music projects and cultural events.
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.
Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, for Alert Logic argues that hacktivism has been around for 35 years, initially as service denials and demos. That he notes has shifted to being more intrusive and destructive. His message is that the motive is not iimportant, but the key to fighting back is through Threat Intelligence teamed with reverse engineering.
Atom Bank, granted its licence by the Bank of England, plans to launch to customers later this year. Championing innovation, transparency and convenience, the organisation is developing a range of personal and business banking products and services, delivered through an app experience, designed initially for mobile devices, desktops to follow. It is also partnering with FIS. But not a clink as yet about Bitcoin, although London has at least two services already.
ScotlandIS, digital technologies trade body awarded the winners of its fifth annual Digital Technology Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (not Glasgow Arches) where the elite of Scotland’s companies attended an event celebrating their continuing successi in the sector.
Already a focus of irate attention for bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java Installer, asking the Oracle seems to be in decline for though existing updates and maintenance do rise, new licences have flatlined to dropping, Stepping into this convenient breach are the Open Source contenders.
One the one hand a new hacking threat SoT aka “Security of Things” has the medical community alarmed as a security researcher says he's discovered a way for hackers to change the dosage of medications delivered by a patient's drug pump. On the other hand DUQU is all viral
Gaber has been trying to collect up oddities for you, getting waylaid by Google trying to make him get an email account, when he already has two and was among the first to ever get a Gmail email!! Sigh! Then he forgot his password for ComputeScotland and notes he has over 300 passwords!! About 10 are valid but only about two are memorable!!
The availability of skilled workers will have the biggest impact on the success and development of the TechNorth hub, according to new research from Robert Half Technology. A third (31%) believe skills will have the greatest effect, while other challenges include access to venture capital (cited by 27% of IT leaders), poor infrastructure/transport links (21%), the fact that TechNorth will be a cluster of cities rather than a single hub location (7%) and international appeal (7%).
Wanted pioneering woman software start up company in Scotland!! Way to go by Bitlanders perhaps? The proportion of women in the digital and creative industries falling with only a quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector being female, new research shows. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show the proportion of women is down from 33% in 2002 - far below the UK average of 47%.
Last of the big time mergers in semiconductors and one of the most synchronous, Intel’s merger acquisition of Qualcomm for $16.7billion makes sense for many reasons. Intel has a strong computing presence from data centres down to the notebooks, but has missed out on the smart phone, where Qualcomm owns smartphone space but lacks presence in cloud computing. Meantime ARM plays the optimised Cortex-M processor card.
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