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Blah blah blockchain

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Blockchain may be the hottest technology but it won’t change the world, at least not for government. The IT industry has been talking about blockchain in glowing terms for some time. Much of the excitement is driven by Bitcoin, an application that relies on blockchain to create digital currency particularly loved by hackers and other […]

When your personal digital assistant is a spy

It won’t be long before many or even most of our daily activities in and out of work will be conducted with the help of personal digital assistants (PDAs) such as Alexa, Cortana, Google or Siri. From checking daily appointments to sending messages to capturing personal and professional epiphanies, these PDAs promise to be the […]

Google Glass is back, and you might not even hate it this time around

Have the summer tech news doldrums hit early this year? How else to explain the excitement surrounding the reboot of Google Glass. You remember Google Glass, the laughingstock of 2013? Well, according to many headlines, Google Glass redux already is a success: Google Glass Gets It Right the Second Time Google Glass 2.0 Is a […]

E is for evolution

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This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back here regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s in […]

Defensive strategies for protecting IoT

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there are already billions of the tiny connected devices and they’re creating game-changing opportunities for a variety of companies. But IoT’s promise could be derailed by its risks. Building a secure IoT future will require the efforts of all industry participants, from those that make IoT […]

Meet ransomware’s equally shady cousin

Mobile ransomware

Ransomware has been grabbing headlines this year through attacks on high-profile targets such as hospitals and major retailers. And while most of the prominent ransomware attacks have come through PCs, ransomware files targeting mobile devices have increased dramatically this year. Data from the Kaspersky Lab Malware Report for the first quarter shows that 218,625 mobile […]

AI and chatbots will revolutionize how we work

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If you’ve successfully asked Siri or Google to play a song on YouTube, check the weather or make a phone call, you understand the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing and machine learning to transform our everyday lives through interactions with AI-powered chatbots. Much of the focus of chatbot developers has been on […]

Industry 4.0 and IoT pose new security challenges

Author’s note: The intelligence that forms this blog post belongs to Shaun Bligh-Wall, my brilliant colleague who in late June 2017 passed away from acute myeloid leukemia. For Shaun, the work of information security wasn’t just a job, it was a passion. He will be deeply missed and long remembered. While information security is always […]

The Internet of Thing’s biggest vulnerability isn’t security

There will be 20.4 billion connected devices —  or “things” — in use around the globe by 2020, more than double the 8.4 billion connected things this year, research firm Gartner, Inc. predicted in February. Impressive numbers, no doubt, though somewhat misleading — if you assume that all the devices that need to be able to […]

The skepticism maturity model

Bleeding edge technology has always been analogous with a healthy degree of skepticism. In the late 1800s the popular cry, “Get a horse!” greeted almost every automobile that appeared on the roads. Many doubted that television could have ever killed the radio star, as was later popularized in the lyrics of the famous track by […]