Category Cybersecurity/Trust

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IoT Cybersecurity Alliance launches with AT&T, IBM, Nokia and others

AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have announced that they are collaborating to help address IoT security challenges. The “IoT Cybersecurity Alliance” says the combination of industry-leading security providers and IoT experts will research and raise awareness of ways to better secure the IoT ecosystem. “The explosive growth in the number of […]

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Safer Internet Day 2017: Unite to protect children. (VIDEO)

The Internet can open a world of possibilities for today’s youth. It supports access to education in rural areas, and enables social interactions with friends and relatives. But, dangers persist. Cyberbullying and privacy remain top challenges for keeping children safe online. For example, one out of every four teenagers has experienced cyberbullying at some point […]

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Level 3 becomes latest telco to boost security against botnet DDoS attacks

New DDoS scrubbing centres open in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore Level 3 instigates enhanced cyber protection for its customers’ networks Threat of botnet attacks on IoT equipment is increasing Over 500,000 botnets based on the Mirai source code believed to be operating Level 3 Communications is the latest telco to step up its security […]

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The new privacy debate: ensuring privacy in a ‘mixed reality’ world

“I’m taking everybody’s privacy away!” Robert Scoble, Entrepreneur in Residence at Upload VR, declared during his Centre Stage debate at Web Summit 2016. Wearing a pair of Microsoft HoloLens’, next-generation “mixed reality” glasses, Scoble debated whether we are sacrificing too much of our privacy in the name of technological advancement. “You’re going to have glasses […]

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Why we must work together to face today’s ICT security challenges

It is clear that the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved by leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs). More than ever, ICTs form the backbone of today’s digital economy. They can create a better place to be informed, to be educated, to receive healthcare, to be productive and enjoy a better […]

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Can privacy policies evolve with Smart City technology? A test case in Kansas City

Smart cities are key to easing the effects of rapid urbanization worldwide and the number of smart cities is expected to quadruple from 21 in 2013 to at least 88 by 2025. But as smart cities integrate information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to reduce traffic, lower carbon emissions and increase urban efficiencies, they are gathering large […]

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Alibaba VP of Technology Yuejin Du on how to build ICT security and trust (VIDEO)

The importance of creating a trusted global information and communication technology (ICT) environment took centre stage at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly 2016 (WTSA-16) in Hammamet, Tunisia this week. According to Yuejin Du, Vice President of Technology at Alibaba Group, questions of trust will be an increasingly crucial concern for all stakeholders – including government, industry and consumers – as […]