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Here’s an action list for the new Chief Information Security Officer

Here’s an action list for the new Chief Information Security Officer

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As an industry, we now have a plethora of high profile breaches that we can point to when we discuss the impact of not taking security seriously enough. From Home Depot and Target to Sony picture and Yahoo and the list goes on.  When names like Wannacry and mirai become water cooler conversation, well that […]

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What is going on with the US Telecoms mega merger scene?

What is going on with the US Telecoms mega merger scene?

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As we put the proverbial pen to (digital) paper, US telecoms merger talks and considerations are underway. We recently discussed (here) the on-again, off-again now on-again telecoms merger between the now very familiar dance partners T-Mobile and Sprint. According to Bloomberg and Handelsblatt, the prospective partners are more excited than ever. German newspaper Handelsblatt reported […]

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Analysis: Where are we actually at with autonomous vehicles?

Analysis: Where are we actually at with autonomous vehicles?

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bold predictions and skeptical challenges abound regarding the speed with which autonomous vehicles could emerge. The evangelists believe we could see a rapid evolution from “level 1” function-specific automation of tasks – such as stability control – through to “level 4” fully self-driving vehicles. Indeed, in early 2017 Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, claimed […]

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Digital cars: why the infotainment unit is probably redundant

Digital cars: why the infotainment unit is probably redundant

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The best automotive infotainment unit is the one in my pocket. A car maker with a future is a car maker that realises how vital its data is and pays the buyers of its vehicles for the right to use it. This also has the added benefit of creating a relationship with the buyer of the […]

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Under the GDPR rules, banks could be fined billions

Under the GDPR rules, banks could be fined billions

Written by on June 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

European banks face €4.6 billion in fines in first three years under new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) according to Consult Hyperion Report. A new study commissioned by security outfit AllClear ID, ‘GDPR – Banks, Breaches, and Billion Euro Fines’ forecasts that European financial institutions could face fines totaling €4.6 billion in the first three […]

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17 EU countries call on Tusk for high level talks on digital policy

17 EU countries call on Tusk for high level talks on digital policy

Written by on June 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

On the eve of an EU summit, leaders from 17 EU countries have asked European Council President Donald Tusk for highest-level talks on EU digital policy, saying it was the single market’s main engine and should receive stronger political support. In a letter sent a day before the 22-23 June summit in Brussels, the leaders […]

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AI is in danger of becoming the answer to everything. Wrong!

AI is in danger of becoming the answer to everything. Wrong!

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Having blown away some of the hype around new technologies recently, notably AI and 5G, it is with sadness that we read that AI implementations will grow at an astonishing 162% CAGR until 2022. AI, which we have said a number of times, is quite good at some things and quite bad at others, is […]

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The security problem with QR codes and the real role of NFC

The security problem with QR codes and the real role of NFC

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A decade ago I remember writing that one of the problems with QR codes is that there is no security. Some years later I wrote an article pointing out that NFC ought to be safer than QR codes because NFC included a standard for digitally-signing tags (although I did also note that no-one used it) […]

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Nextdoor might just herald the next wave of social networks

Nextdoor might just herald the next wave of social networks

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not only Amazon that is reversing a trend. A not-so-new social network is gaining ground across North America and Europe. Called Nextdoor it is about regaining the feeling of local community that seems to be disappearing with some other ‘social’ networks we could mention. Sign up to Nextdoor and the first thing it […]

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Alert: VoLTE services are growing and so are the security flaws

Alert: VoLTE services are growing and so are the security flaws

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: Researchers for a French security company have published a research paper detailing security flaws in VoLTE that they say could allow hackers to spoof phone numbers and track callers. According to Bleeping Computer, the flaws described in the paper can be exploited by an attacker using an Android smartphone: Researchers say they identified both […]

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