Posts about Security

You may have heard of it and seen the numerous stories that are causing panic across an industry who are still scratching their respective heads and wondering, “What do we do?" So, in this month’s column, I’m tackling a subject that affects individuals, businesses and companies alike in Europe and possibly the UK (since Brexit may well change a few things, but I’ll come back to that topic in a moment). Essentially, unless you’re a Mark Zuckerberg harvesting private data en masse and sharing it with third parties (allegedly) then you should be alright ...

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Ensuring the security of sensitive data has become a major concern for governments and global enterprises in all industries. As more businesses migrate to the cloud and big data environments, the task of protecting mission-critical traffic from unlawful interception and hacking becomes increasingly challenging and evermore urgent ...

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High-profile data breaches are back in the headlines, and it is almost certain that the world has not seen the last of these massive hauls of personal information. But so far, at least, most of these attacks have involved exploiting weakness in local network security systems to swipe information lodged in corporate and cloud-based storage systems, otherwise known as data at rest. Increasingly, however, security experts are starting to examine vulnerabilities of data in motion ...

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A blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger (information recorded in a shared database) that enables open and trusted exchanges over the internet without using central servers or an independent trusted authority. Using consensus, a shared record is distributed to all participants in a network to validate transactions and remove the need for a third-party intermediary ...
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