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Schoolgirls aim for UK CyberFirst codebreaker crown

Cyber savvy schoolgirls from across the country are preparing to do battle in an attempt to be crowned the nation’s codebreaking champions at the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020. Ten teams of pupils saw off challengers at regional contests last month to reach the Grand Final of the 2020 CyberFirst Girls Competition, being held on March 16. The contest, aimed at girls aged 12 and 13, will see the teams of

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C5 Alliance formed to tackle Covid-19 related cyberattacks

There has been an unprecedented number of cyberattacks against the healthcare sector since the emergence of Covid-19, adding an additional threat level to overburdened hospitals, clinics and research facilities. The C5 Alliance – which includes leading industry companies such as ITC Secure, IronNet, Haven Cyber Technologies, Enveil, 4iQ and Blue Cedar – follows a 150% increase in healthcare cyberattacks in the last two months, such as phishing emails pretending to

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Micron and Continental accelerate machine learning at the edge

Micron Technology, Inc., a leading memory and storage solutions provider, together with technology company Continental, have announced plans to enter into a collaboration agreement to explore and adapt Micron’s deep learning accelerator for next-generation machine learning automotive applications. This agreement brings together two world leaders in the automotive and memory markets to advance machine learning to meet the extreme memory requirements of modern vehicles. Automobile infotainment, communications, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and powertrain

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BlackBerry Cylance 2020 annual threat report

BlackBerry Limited have released its annual 2020 Threat Report, which examines the latest adversarial techniques and tactics analysed by BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers, and provides guidance organisations can leverage to mitigate risk. Key findings include the continued evolution of nation-state backed threat actor groups, the increased availability of sophisticated attack toolsets, as well as analysis on which targets are becoming more appealing to attackers and why. The report also details more select threats focused on

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Panaseer launches continuous business risk perspectives

This is solving one of the biggest challenges in security today – trusted and timely business context into an organisation’s technology risk. For the first time, enterprises will be able to continuously monitor total security risk, segmented to critical operations. Panaseer’s customers can now use its platform to understand their security risk for any business function and process. The ability to continuously view risk across all security areas and asset

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Hanwha Systems selects Cambridge Pixel’s SPx radar for Korean Navy programmes

Engineers at Hanwha Systems in Gumi City, South Korea needed advanced and field-proven radar processing components – including radar acquisition, radar display, radar scan conversion, radar distribution and radar recording – for the development of its latest multi-function display console, the FFX-B2. It was vital that the software modules provided by Cambridge Pixel could be built into Hanwha’s own application code thereby enabling Hanwha’s development team to deliver a native

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BullGuard shows small businesses unprepared for cyber threats

New research commissioned by and published by cybersecurity company, BullGuard, revealed an alarming number of small businesses in the UK and US are not prepared for a potential cyberattack or breach One-third of companies with 50 or fewer employees report using free, consumer-grade cybersecurity, and one in five companies use no endpoint security whatsoever. Additionally, the study found 43% of SMB owners have no cybersecurity defence plan in place at

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Cybersecurity an afterthought despite growth in attacks

This year’s GISS, which surveyed almost 1,300 cybersecurity leaders at organisations worldwide, showed that almost 60% of organisations have faced an increased number of disruptive attacks in the past 12 months. Moreover, over the last year, activists were responsible for 21% of successful cyberattacks – second only to organised crime groups (23%) – compared with last year’s study, where just 12% of respondents considered activists as the most likely source

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BAE Systems advanced analytics to detect WMD threats

BAE Systems has received funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office to develop advanced analytics technology. The first-of-its-kind technology will assist in the detection and deterrence of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) activity, helping to ensure the USA’s national security. It will help leverage multiple data sources and uses data fusion, adversary modelling, pattern matching and machine learning techniques to detect and identify indications

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Cobwebs Technologies opens London office

Cobwebs provides intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and corporate security teams with a high-powered and multi-functional machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) powered web intelligence and investigation platform. Designed by intelligence experts with extensive operational experience, it rapidly identifies and locates malicious threat actors on the surface, deep and dark webs. Jonathan Clayman, Country Manager of Cobwebs Technologies, said: “We’re excited about the opportunities for Cobwebs in England, where

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