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Facebook halts medical data sharing plan

Facebook halts medical data sharing plan

Facebook has halted plans to collect patient data from hospitals and match it up with its users’ information. The social network confirmed the idea had been discussed but had been “paused” while the company...

Automation and gamification key to cyber security

Automation and gamification key to cyber security

The use of automation and gamification are key to winning the fight against cyber criminals in the face of the skills’ shortage, a study investigating challenges facing IT security teams reveals. Concerted efforts to...

Cybersecurity needs women

Cybersecurity needs women

Computer hacking is becoming more widespread and damaging. Headlines highlight attacks on government agencies, political campaign offices, financial institutions and big corporations. But citizens and consumers are paying a heavy price. In 2016, 2...

Why manufacturers must rise to the cyber-security challenge

Why manufacturers must rise to the cyber-security challenge

The defence secretary’s recent warnings of increased cyber-warfare from nation states and other actors, determined to threaten the UK’s infrastructure, must be a wake-up call to the engineering profession. As we rightly reap the...

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol exploit

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol exploit

This month’s Microsoft patch Tuesday included more than 70 patches 15 of which were marked as critical and one that could exploit authentication in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol. Microsoft released updates for products including,...

10 technologies that are changing how we think about cybersecurity

10 technologies that are changing how we think about cybersecurity

With technology having come to dictate our global economy, it’s important to consider how it’s going to develop in the coming years. That’s especially the case in cybersecurity, which protects us from the multitude...

Michael Dell is working on the details of a reverse-merger with VMware, and here’s what it will probably look like

Michael Dell is working on the details of a reverse-merger with VMware, and here’s what it will probably look like

Michael Dell and his advisers are beginning to focus on the details of a reverse merger with VMware to take Dell Technologies back into the public market, though any final decision or deal is...

The Trick To Winning At Cybersecurity? Expect To Get Hacked

The Trick To Winning At Cybersecurity? Expect To Get Hacked

When the ATM started spewing cash at the Citizens Bank in Cromwell, Conn. on Jan. 27, it was no freak mechanical accident. Instead, this is one of the first instances in the U.S. of...

10 reasons not to innovate your cyber security

10 reasons not to innovate your cyber security

When was the last time you assessed your cybersecurity strategy? Given today’s ever-changing security landscape, it’s probably been too long. In this world of constant cyber threats, businesses can’t afford to be complacent. Yet,...

U.S. Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

U.S. Democrats push $1 billion bill for election security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administration’s efforts to...