US intelligence wants to monitor your behaviour in real-time
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A new initiative from the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence wants to analyse video feeds in real-time in order to spot behaviour which could be deemed as suspicious. The project is called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA) and it will be a joint effort between academics, the...
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Canada denies visas to Huawei employees over spying concerns
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Canadian immigration has denied entry visas to a couple of Huawei employees over potential spying, a concern which the company has been accused of several times in the past.
TalkTalk reports over 50% decline in pre-tax profit after last year's cyber attack
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TalkTalk Chief Executive Dido Harding claimed the company has recovered from the cyber attack that compromised the data of over 100,000 customers – an incident which cost the company up to £60 million – despite reporting that pre-tax profit nosedived by over 50% to £14 million in the year to March 2016. However, sales rose 2.4% year-on-year to £1.84...
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GSMA publishes IoT security guidelines – aims to boost growth
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The GSMA, an official body which represents telecom companies, has published guidelines today which aim to ensure the secure deployment of IoT services and devices. Developed in consultation with the mobile industry, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’ will help to boost growth of this exciting sector.
“As billions of devices become connected in the...
Nokia improves network security with NetGuard
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Nokia has launched a network-wide tool called NetGuard this morning, providing operators with an easy-to-use platform to monitor and control all the multi-vendor security systems deployed across its telecommunications network.
Since moving away from their handset business – after selling the division to Microsoft in 2013 – Nokia has focused on its network...
Everyone hates the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill
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First it was privacy activists, then a range of technology companies, and now even the defence industry is laying out reasons why the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill is a terrible idea.
In a submission to a parliamentary scrutiny committee overseeing the draft investigatory powers bill, a coalition formed of players from the British aerospace, defence, security...
UK pummelled with DDoS after ISIS cyber attack warning
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Earlier this week, the UK government warned ISIS militants were developing the capability to launch cyber attacks against Britain's infrastructure. Today, we are witnessing a huge amount of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on the United Kingdom.
As of writing, a look at the