Cybersecurity

  • Swiss firm to deploy its IoT blockchain technology in selected ‘smart cities’ in China

    WISeKey, a digital information security, authentication and identity management company based in Switzerland has announced that its Internet of Things blockchain technology is set to be deployed in a number of selected 'smart cities' in China.

  • Tech giants urge US Supreme Court to protect private cellphone data

    More than a dozen tech giants in the United States, including Verizon, Facebook, Snap, Twitter and Alphabet's Google, have filed a 44-page brief with the Supreme Court calling for tighter restrictions on government officials having access to private and sensitive cellphone data of individuals.

  • Tokyo’s urban security and resilience among top in the world

    The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Safe Cities Index 2019 has ranked Tokyo to be the safest out of 60 cities which was achieved through the analysis of the city’s infrastructure, personal security, health and digitalization. 

  • TPx Communications selects WeDo Technologies to manage fraud protection

    WeDo Technologies, a worldwide leader in revenue assurance and fraud management, announced that TPx Communications, a US-based premier provider of unified communications, managed IT and network connectivity, has selected its RAID Fraud Management Solution (FMS) to protect its expanding network and its customers from fraud.

  • TRA says its strategic focus is to promote a safe cyber culture in the UAE

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced today its participation at RSA® Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi, the region's premier security conference and exposition, which aims to connect attendees with the people and insights that will empower them to stay ahead of cyber threats.

  • Trump admits he discussed prospect of forming cybersecurity unit with Putin at G20

    US President Donald Trump has admitted that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the prospect of forming a cybersecurity unit at the G20 summit which was held last week in Hamburg, Germany. The scrutiny over cybersecurity has intensified following the recent ransomware attack which destabilized hundreds of businesses and institutions like the NHS in the UK.

  • Uber sued for failure to report cyberattack which breached customer data

    Global ride-hailing colossus Uber is being sued by state authorities in Pennsylvania for failing to report it had been the subject of a cybersecurity attacked which breached the data of its customers.

  • US and European energy companies penetrated by hackers in cyber-attack

    A number of US and European energy companies have been penetrated by a group of sophisticated hackers in a cyber espionage campaign. The cyber-attack successfully infiltrated some of the core systems that control the firms operations according to reports from researchers at security firm Symantec.

  • US start-up develops ‘mind-reading’ AI application to tackle cybercrime

    A US-based security start-up has announced that it has developed a 'mind-reading' AI application in a bid to combat the increasing threat posed by cybersecurity breaches. The number of ransomware attacks has occurred frequently in 2017 - with a number of high-profile enterprises and institutions falling foul of the dark arts performed by hackers.

  • Why are India’s ethical hackers adored abroad but ignored at home?

    The recent ransomware cyber-attack which targeted a series of large corporations and multinationals on a global scale has increased the focus on the issue of cybersecurity. India is home to an army of 'ethical hackers' who earn vast sums of money protecting foreign corporations and global technology leaders from cyber-attacks. However, at home in India these hackers are largely ignored - which poses the question is their unique skillset misunderstood or distrusted?

  • Yahoo says up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013

    Yahoo has revealed that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013, tripling the number it said were affected by what was already the largest user data breach in history. The company previously said that up to 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013, in addition to 500 million accounts being hacked in a separate incident in 2014.

  • Zoom agrees to improve security practices to settle FTC claims

    The US Federal Trade Commission has announced that Zoom Video Communications has agreed to boost its security practices amid “misleading” security claims.