The daily process of treating patients has been compared more than once to a military operation—and with good reason. After all, everything of real importance takes place on the front lines, at the point of patient contact. All else is purely support.
State lawmakers were briefed on cyber-security in the aftermath of a series of high-profile data breaches of government servers and computers.
When most people look at the programs that run on computers all they see is a bunch of pretty images. Yes, they may know that there are a bunch of zeros and ones that run underneath but it is not as simple as that.
Cyber criminals were threatening the national and financial security, according to a top IT expert who has warned that companies and government departments risk losing billions of rand to hackers.
Concerns about security in the cloud are flaring anew after recent revelations about government data-mining, likely spurring new technology to protect corporate and consumer information, according to a panel of cloud experts.
Cyber attacks have risen to the top of the list of threats for UK banks according to Bank of England’s director of financial stability, Andrew Haldane, but understanding and management of the risk is still at an “early stage”.
Data security offers a myriad of opportunities. A company does not need to be a giant to be an industry leader. Good technology and solid experts in the field are always in demand. The Finnish companies Codenomicon and Silverskin are leading the way.
The US and Russia have set up a cyber-war hotline which mimics the “red phone” of the cold war.
Thursday afternoon, a bombshell dropped: Two leading reports claimed that the U.S. government has been spying on emails, searches, Skype calls, and other electronic communications used by Americans for the last several years, via a program known as Prism.
File synchronisation services like Dropbox, Skydrive, iCloud and Ubuntu One are being increasingly used in organisations. The services themselves provide convenience and are often more secure than alternatives like email and FTP.