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Security and privacy threats will drive new Big Data rules in Europe

Security and privacy threats will drive new Big Data rules in Europe

Written by on December 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Additional rules may be needed to monitor growth in Big Data, or collection of high volumes of information, which could pose security, privacy and accountability risks, European Union regulators said on Monday. Entire business sectors are being reshaped by building on data analytics and Big Data has the capability to transform the […]

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Skype and WhatsApp face tougher EU customer data security rules

Skype and WhatsApp face tougher EU customer data security rules

Written by on December 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Messaging services such as Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp face stricter rules on how they handle customer data under new security laws due to be proposed by the European Union, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The EU executive wants to extend some rules that now only apply to telecom […]

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Why would you expose yourself on social media or buy an Amazon Echo?

Why would you expose yourself on social media or buy an Amazon Echo?

Written by on November 28, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Okay, I’ll admit it, social media has me baffled.  Try as I might to understand its incredible popularity and all the benefits it supposedly brings, I still don’t quite get why it’s so popular.  Please don’t tell me it’s an age thing because my kids have trouble explaining it to me as well. All I […]

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New technology for airport scanners – and about time

New technology for airport scanners – and about time

Written by on November 24, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and testing new scanners using computed tomography (CT) imaging, […]

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Do we need a pause from all this headlong progress?

Do we need a pause from all this headlong progress?

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not just the election of Donald Trump that gives us pause for thought (and a variety of other emotions – see Facebook for most of them). There seem to be a host of other issues that have emerged recently which add to the need to stop and reflect. Top of the list must […]

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Smart devices are an attack vector and need to be much more secure

Smart devices are an attack vector and need to be much more secure

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE/TAIPEI (Reuters) – Recent cyber attacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things. The problem for the device makers, though, is that few are well equipped to tackle the unfamiliar task of foiling hackers. For a sense […]

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At last security for the IIoT is high on the agenda – for most

At last security for the IIoT is high on the agenda – for most

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mounting cyber security threats against the reality unprotected Industrial Internet (IIoT) are being tackled from several directions. In late September the IIC published the Industrial Internet Security Framework for Securing Industrial IoT. With the goal of enabling and accelerating the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has placed security high on […]

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Yahoo built secret snooping programme to spy on emails

Yahoo built secret snooping programme to spy on emails

Written by on October 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at […]

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Progress on security for the Industrial Internet of Things

Progress on security for the Industrial Internet of Things

Written by on September 28, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

The IIC published the Industrial Internet Security Framework for Securing Industrial IoT. Last week, the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released a security framework intended for securing industrial IoT. The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel in March 2014. The IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and […]

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Is the EU going to extend security rules to web players?

Is the EU going to extend security rules to web players?

Written by on September 9, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is set to extend some security rules currently only applicable to telecom operators to web services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Apple Inc’s FaceTime, according to a draft proposal seen by Reuters. The European Commission, the EU executive, will unveil a proposed reform of its 15-year-old telecom rules next […]

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