Keeping soldiers safe from drones
When we first think of drones we think cool tech that can pretty much be used for anything. We never actually consider that damage drones can do, especially when it comes to soldiers safety. Coalition forces, aid groups and reporters in Iraq are harassed by commercial drones used by ISIS to spread fear.
Do you know if your business needs to comply with GDPR?
As the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline approaches - it is set for 25th May 2018 - an independent global survey commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies shows that many organisations are ill-prepared due to uncertainty about the criteria for compliance. The results show that a staggering 37% of respondents simply don’t know whether their organisation needs to comply with GDPR, while 28% believe they don't need to compl...
New DroneCatcher system armed with a netgun
The Netherlands Deputy Chief of Defence, Lt. Gen. M. Wijnen has unveiled the Delft Dynamics' new DroneCatcher system and it is display for the first time at DSEI 2017 (stand number N3-580).
The top 10 cyber security risks
Cyber security is never far from the news – from utility hacks in Eastern Europe to automotive security breaches in the US, the profligacy of connected devices in our modern world mean the hacking barbarians are well and truly at our gates, and the means by which they force entry is ever-evolving and increasingly sophisticated. Electronic Specifier’s Joe Bush takes a look at the main cyber security risks.
Mobile robot makes aircraft inspection easy
When it comes to air travel, safety is extremely important, both on the ground and in the air. And it’s because of this that aircrafts are regularly inspected and maintained. An important item on the inspector’s checklist is looking for signs of corrosion and metal fatigue on the outer skin of the aircraft.
Tradespeople lack confidence advising on smart security
A national survey of 730 tradespeople carried out by ElectricalDirect in support of National Home Security Month has revealed that 89% of survey respondents are not confident when advising customers on smart security.
The future’s looking fishy for underwater warfare
A series of futuristic submarine concepts which mimic real marine lifeforms has been unveiled by The Royal Navy. These concepts radically change the way underwater warfare could look in 50 years. With a crewed mothership shaped like a manta ray, unmanned eel-like vessels equipped with sensor pods which dissolve on demand to avoid enemy detection, and fish-shaped torpedoes sent to swarm against enemy targets, these concepts aim to inspire the...
Has your company hired a Data Protection Officer?
Provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications, Imperva, has announced the results of a survey of 310 IT security professionals taken at the Infosecurity Europe 2017 trade show. The results suggest that while the industry is preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 22% haven’t yet hired a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Of those with no DPO, 52% aren’t planning on hiri...
Hacking your heart rate
Having discovered that pacemakers could be hacked, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling nearly half-a-million devices from St Jude Medical (now Abbotts). The vulnerable firmware covers any device sold before 28th August. This is the first time a fix has been available.
X-2 platform features low latency control system
Digital Concepts Engineering is launching the X-2 Unmanned Ground Vehicle fitted with the Marionette control system at DSEI. Exhibited as a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) detection platform it is also well suited to EOD, search and rescue, perimeter patrol, communications relay, mine detection and clearing, light weapon mount and load moving tasks and is capable of manual or autonomous operation.