Industrial control needs greater cyber security
The need to improve cyber security in industrial control systems is at the forefront of a report published by accreditation body CREST, claiming that a lack of standards-based technical security testing is putting industrial control environments and critical national infrastructure at risk.
Preserving security at the world's third highest observation deck
A facial recognition system in Seoul Sky, an observatory in Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor, 555m (1,823ft.) high skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea, has been provided by NEC.
Kontron selected for small form factor rugged mission computers
Provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), Kontron, has announced it has been selected by Safran Electronics & Defense to supply COBALT mission computers for the Patroller Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Report finds two thirds of SMEs unprepared for GDPR
When software developer Reckon surveyed UK small business owners, nearly two thirds (62%) admitted to not understanding upcoming data protection legislation, GDPR, and seven percent admited to knowing nothing at all about what will shortly become British law. Only six percent of those surveyed said that they understood GDPR very well. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of pan-European regulations design...
The riskiest holiday destinations for cyber security
It's that time of year again where almost everyone disappears for a week or two, also known as the summer holidays. Unfortunately, however, no holiday is risk-free, and Keeper Securiy have revealed the top ten riskiest holiday destinations for cyber security. Keeper Security is a password manager and digital vault for consumers.
Hardware and software security measures for embedded computers
Kontron has announced numerous new security services available on its VPX and VME boards and systems, as well as on its TRACe computer family. Addressing increasing security requirements for safety-critical applications, Kontron Secure Embedded Computing (SEC-Line) consists of four security modules, Kontron APPROTECT, Secure Boot, Trusted Boot and Authentication with TPM, implementing hardware enforced root of trust, as well as software only...
Fingerprint identification padlock unlocks in less than 1s
Fingerprint sensor provider, Midas Touch, has announced what it claims to be the world's smallest fingerprint identification padlock. The padlock does not require a password therefore it is keyless, just using your fingerprint can easily unlock. With regards to security, the fingerprint identification system provides a higher security level than the traditional machine key. Real key-less systems offer less than 1 second unlocking time and it supp...
Worldwide ransomware attack - money or destruction?
Many organisations this week in Europe and the US have been hit by the ransomware attack now known as ‘Petya’. The spiteful software has spread through large firms and PCs with data being locked up and help for a ransom. Kaspersky Labs has reported that as many as 60% of the systems infected by the Petya ransomware were located within Ukraine, far more than anywhere else.
Putting cyber security under the spotlight
At an event taking place at Leeds Beckett University on 6th July, the hot topic of cyber security is to be explored. Speakers will include Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders, Director of the Cybercrime and Security Innovation (CSI) Centre at Leeds Beckett, Dan Taylor, Head of Cyber Security at NHS Digital, and Stuart Hyde QPM, Regional Ambassador for Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP). The Cyber Security Networking event will take pl...
Drone can deliver parcels and save lives
The CargoCopters are unmanned aircrafts that can lift off by themselves, cover fifty-kilometre distances, and reach speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour. Aeronautical and robotics engineer Bart Theys from the Department of Mechanical Engineering came up with the idea for this new type of drone about five years ago and based it on two existing models. “The most commonly used drones are multicopters,” says Theys.