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Deepfake Videos: When Good Technology Turns Bad

More than a decade ago, leading UK investigative journalist Nick Davies published Flat Earth News, an exposé of how the mass media had abdicated its responsibility to the truth. Davies argued that newsroom pressure to publish more stories faster than their competitors had led to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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“Social media emerging as growing business risk” warns latest Kroll report

Adversarial social media activity was a relevant factor in 27% of significant incidents suffered by global businesses in the last 12 months, according to data from the latest Global Fraud and Risk Report released by Kroll (the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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Botnets and Machine Learning: A Story of ‘Hide and Seek’

Botnets have been a major issue in the cyber security industry. As techniques to stop them have come into play, so the bots have evolved ways of navigating their way around these solutions. Leonidas Plagakis explains why machine learning may be the industry’s best chance of...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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Cyber security decisions “must focus on deploying emerging technologies to benefit society”

The world is at a ‘technology crossroads’ whereby society needs to move beyond trusting emerging technologies and focus on deploying them in ways that benefit society. That’s the message espoused this week by Unisys Corporation’s chief trust officer Tom...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
David Ferbrache
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part Two)

With ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes now upon us, John Robinson decided to apply his own test – focused on Brexit – in a bid to ascertain what’s of value in this document for security, risk and resilience...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe observes key CNI security challenges

Held in The Hague, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe 2017 brought together several of the leading figures from the European and world critical infrastructure protection community to discuss some key challenges faced by agencies, operators and industry in...
Posted On 26 May 2017