Category Cybersecurity/Trust

Quantum computing: New threats require new security approaches

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming smarter, faster, and more humanlike thanks to the inevitable rise of quantum computing. “While today’s computers can find patterns buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions where data may be incomplete or patterns cannot be seen because the number of exploration paths to get to […]

Working together to control website defacement: lessons from Colombia

As Internet users worldwide consume ever-increasing amounts of data, cybercriminals are using more sophisticated techniques to exploit new vulnerabilities daily. Attacks on websites can have different purposes and one of them is the introduction of unauthorized modifications, or website defacement. Last month for example, security firm, Trend Micro, found cyber criminals injected fake content on […]

Can blockchain help with smarter energy consumption?

Finance, medicine and education – “this is where blockchain is really going to take off in the short term,” says Ashley Pilipiszyn, PhD researcher at University of Geneva. The potentially game-changing technology that instantaneously transfers information over a distributed network is already changing how transactions take place online, making them more transparent and secure thanks to […]

New study reveals costly impact of counterfeit smartphones

The effect of counterfeiting on smartphone sales worldwide is estimated at 184 million units, valued at 45.3 billion EUR or 12.9% of total sales, according to a new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), in collaboration with ITU. The study, which aimed to estimate the economic impact of counterfeiting in the legitimate sector, analysed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]