Category: Security

Technologies lack consumer understanding, including blockchain

Technologies lack consumer understanding. An HSBC research report, Trust in Technology, reveals that many technologies which could offer significant benefits lack trust. Why? Because consumers do not understand the relevance or implications. Among common technologies misunderstood are biometrics such as fingerprint recognition and voice recognition. While there is optimism around the progressive nature of technology, the…

Could AI lead to breaches of GDPR? 

The last year has seen a move by IT vendors to introduce increasing amounts of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and cognitive systems. How well the solutions meet the claims made by vendors is not part of this article. What is important is that companies are feeding these systems vast amounts of data to do…

Talking cybersecurity with Dr Richard Ford

Enterprise Times recently visited Forcepoint’s HQ in Austin, Texas where we got to sit down with Chief Scientist, Dr Richard Ford and talk cybersecurity. It was an interesting conversation that looked at WannaCry and the failure of many companies to stop thinking of a physical perimeter around their network. We talked about a range of…

Improving the way security intelligence is analysed

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are working on new ways to analyse security intelligence data. The project is one of eight that are due to be announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). The goal is to detect any bias in the work of security analysts. It is also…

SailPoint turns to AI to protect users

Identity management vendor SailPoint has laid out plans to use AI in future products. The announcement was made at the company’s user conference Navigate ’17. The expectation is that AI will make identity-aware infrastructures smarter and more responsive. An early version of the solution to be called IdentityAI was also shown to delegates. According to…

Trend Micro takes a look at Fake News

The rise of Fake News to dismiss something that presidents, politicians and companies disagree with has been interesting. The reality is that fake news has been around for a long time. Governments have used it for propaganda, the military has used it to deflect the enemy and companies have used it to drive false advertising…

Apple customer data sold in China

Twenty employees at an Apple distributor in China have been arrested for selling customer data. Using the distributors own computer system the employees gathered a large trove of data including phone numbers, Apple IDs and other data. The data was sold for between 10 yuan and 180 yuan ($1.50 and $26.50) each. In total the data…

MacRansom coming to a Mac near you

Security vendor Fortinet has revealed details of the MacRansom, Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) malware. The blog, written by security researchers Rommel Joven and Wayne Chin Yick Low, should act as a warning to Mac users to secure their devices. The researchers believe that this is the first RaaS targeted at Mac OS. The attack…

(ISC)2 highlights European demand for cybersecurity workers

As if there was need for another report, (ISC)2 has weighed in on the shortage of skilled cybersecurity staff. Unlike other reports, the (ISC)2 data has a higher value. The report was compiled from a survey of its own membership with over 19,000 responding. Inside Europe it managed just 3,694 responses but it hasn’t said…

Oracle security gets smarter

Oracle has announced enhancements to its security cloud offering with the introduction of new Adaptive Access Capabilities. They also revealed that the Oracle Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) cloud service has added more integrations with third party software providers. Oracle maybe not so insular as you thought One of the criticisms levelled at Oracle is…