Trump on Cyber Security: ‘No computer is safe’

The Associated Press reported surprising remarks from the US President-elect to reporters at his New Year’s Eve party in Florida. When asked about the Russian hacking allegations and his cybersecurity plans, Trump told reporters that “no computer is safe” and that, for intelligence officials, “hacking is a very hard thing to prove.” He then suggested an alternative […]


UK launches Cyber Security Inquiry

Following the alleged interference by Russian intelligence agencies in the US presidential election of 2016, UK announced that it has launched an inquiry into its cyber security defenses, as part of its five year cybersecurity strategy. The U.K. Parliament’s Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy Chair Margaret Beckett Jan. 9 called for written submissions on the […]


Cyber Security Start-ups Join GCHQ Programme

Seven start-ups have been selected by the GHCQ to work alongside the organisation as part of its cyber accelerator scheme designed to help protect the country against hackers and cyberattacks. GCHQ’s cyber accelerator forms part of the government’s £1.9bn National Cyber Security Programme and will see cybersecurity companies working within the new Cheltenham Cyber Innovation Centre […]


Global Blockchain Business Council To be Launched

The Bitfury Group, a global Blockchain tech company, announced that in collaboration with the international law firm Covington, it plans to launch the “first ever” Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) around the World Economic Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland this January. According to its website, the mission of the GBBC is to bring together […]


Tech Giants to Create a Standard of Ethics For AI

Five of the world’s largest tech companies are currently working together to create a standard of ethics concerning artificial intelligence (AI), according to the New York Times. Researchers with Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft have teamed up with hopes that establishing guidelines can help to ensure that future technologies are intended solely for the benefit […]

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