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Developing countries need to act on the risks posed by new technology

Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution – including artificial intelligence – allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways. These advances will likely give rise to many opportunities for economic and social development in developing countries, for instance by increasing food production. But the new […]


Dramatic surge in cryptocurrencies predicted for 2018

Article by: Scott Lester, CEO, Flixmedia 1. Cryptocurrency will emerge as a method of purchase The value of Bitcoin – perhaps the most well-known and widely used of cryptocurrencies – experienced a dramatic surge last year, with its value climbing from less than $1,000 to over $6,000. This will likely grow further still over the […]


BlockEx launches YourBlock token pre-sale

BlockEx, a Digital Asset Exchange Platform, will manage token sale for YourBlock, a blockchain based data comparison and incentivised platform. From the 18th December – 15th of January, BlockEx is hosting and managing YourBlock’s token pre-sale. BlockEx is a Digital Asset Exchange Platform (DAxP). As part of its mission to offer the best digital assets […]


Biometric advancement predictions for 2018

Article by: Tom Harwood, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Aeriandi “As it stands, it is estimated that between 30 percent to 50 percent of all fraud incidents are initiated with a phone call, meaning telephone agents in contact centres are particularly vulnerable to social engineering and manipulation. Web-based security measures have evolved much faster […]


Biometric security predictions for 2018

Can biometrics replace any existing authentication technology today? Yes, biometrics can replace existing authentication technology today but there is a lot of work to be done and additional security layers are needed to be commercially viable. For example, I do not regard FaceIT from Apple as secure due to twins and printed masks that have […]


DERMALOG enables secure access to electronic passports

The German Federal Office for Information Security has certified DERMALOG’s “ePassport MRTDAPI” inspection software. The innovation leader in biometrics thus offers a secure and reliable solution for checking electronic ID documents. Thanks to biometrics, official documents are better protected against counterfeiting. For example, passports today not only consist of visible authenticity features such as holograms […]


VMware and Herning to virtualise the city’s infrastructure

Herning is one of Denmark’s largest municipalities with a population of 87,000 and 8,500 public employees. The local authorities cover a broad range of services ‘from cradle to grave’ including day care, schools, employment, integration, environment, traffic, culture and care of the elderly. The challenge: Thirteen years ago, Herning’s IT department was facing a strategic […]


Get to terms with GDPR regulations

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the strictest data privacy regulations in the world, when it comes into play on May 25th, 2018. Businesses throughout Europe should be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, wherever they may be based, as long as they are handling data concerning European […]


Over half of UK businesses aren’t prepared to pay GDPR fines if breached

Research from Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, reveals that whilst the majority (54 percent) of UK businesses expect a data breach in the next 12 months, only 48 percent of respondents agree that their business is financially prepared to cover the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) fines when the deadline […]


Cyberbit supplied ISE Systems with a Cyberbit Range for training centre

Cyberbit Ltd., a world leading provider of cybersecurity training and simulation platforms, has announced that it supplied ISE Systems, a French data governance and cybersecurity consulting and service provider, with the Cyberbit Range training and simulation platform. ISE Systems recently opened its new Cyber Range Training Center in Paris in order to provide cybersecurity certifications […]


Seclore and Boldon James announce partnership for data protection

Seclore, a leader in Rights Management, and Boldon James, a leading provider of data classification and secure messaging software, are announcing a worldwide OEM partnership. As part of this strategic partnership agreement, which includes deep technical collaboration and joint global go-to-market, Boldon James’ best-of-breed classification software will be integrated with the industry’s most advanced and […]


Intracom Telecom supplies advanced radios for surveillance backhauling

Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, supplied Zakład Obsługi Systemu Monitoringu m. st. Warszawy (ZOSM), the Monitoring System Services Company of the Capital City of Warsaw, with its latest generation point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless systems, along with the company’s network management system. This was for the purpose of addressing the demanding backhauling […]


New GDPR legislation that could cost you your next job and a 30% pay rise

New data privacy laws could move executive careers into the slow lane around the globe. Senior executives are jeopardising their future career prospects due to a widespread lack of awareness that new European data privacy laws could affect them wherever they are in the world. That’s according to global research which reveals that if professionals […]


Cloud Security Alliance issues new code of conduct for GDPR compliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organisation dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, have released the CSA Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance, which provides cloud service providers (CSPs), cloud customers, and potential customers with much-needed guidance in order to comply with […]


Microsoft breaches data protection law with Windows 10

Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro. Microsoft does not clearly inform users about the type of data it […]


SoftCo wins $20 million Finnish government contract

SoftCo, a leading global provider of finance automation solutions has been chosen by The Finnish Government to transform its procure-to-pay processes in one of the largest procure-to-pay projects of 2017. SoftCo was selected by Palkeet (The Finnish Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR) as the most comprehensive solution from an extensive and competitive tender […]


Webtool records traffic on and around the Brussels ring road

Since 1 September 2017, 19 municipal authorities on the Flemish Fringe and the Flemish Department of Mobility and Public Works have been retrieving traffic data via a Be-Mobile webtool. This information is important for Flemish Brabant for the redevelopment of the Brussels ring road. The Flemish government is to redevelop the Brussels ring road from […]


WaveCrest issues EMV-enabled US prepaid debit cards

WaveCrest, a digital payment solutions provider for global corporations and governments, today announces that it has added EMV security to its portfolio of US-issued prepaid debit cards. EMV is the global standard for chip-based debit, credit and prepaid card transactions and is a joint initiative between Europay, MasterCard and Visa to ensure security and global […]


Gemalto enables biometric passports in over 30 different countries

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its advanced epassport technologies are now being used in over 30 different countries. Thanks to their outstanding security and the faster, more convenient border crossings they facilitate, the company’s solutions help authorities strengthen homeland protection and improve the traveller experience. Gemalto’s leading position has been built […]


Government cloud market worth 28.85 billion USD by 2022

According to a new research report “Government Cloud Market by Solution (Cloud Storage, Disaster Recovery, Identity and Access Management, Risk and Compliance Management), Service, Service Model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), Deployment Model, and Region – Global Forecast to 2022”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market size is expected to grow from USD 15.40 Billion in 2017 to […]