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British prison is first to use 'disruptor' to create drone-proof 'shield' around jail

A British prison has become the world's first to use a new system designed to stop drones flying over perimeter walls to drop contraband into jails.<p>The device creates a 2,000ft (600m) shield around and above a prison that will detect and deflect the remote-controlled devices.<p>It uses a series of …

Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms'

<b>One in five British firms was hit by a cyber attack last year, research suggests.</b><p>Larger firms - defined as those with over 100 staff - were more likely to be attacked than smaller counterparts, said the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which surveyed 1,200 companies.<p>Its report found 42% of …

Why This Deal Unveils A $100 Billion Opportunity

<i>By</i> <i>Matthew Carr</i><i>, Emerging Trends Strategist, The Oxford Club</i><p>Over the past couple of years, I’ve urged investors not to underestimate "the cloud." And …

How Fintech and Payments Innovations Will Disrupt Global Ecommerce

The safe movement of money across borders is having a revolutionary effect on how and where businesses operate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The global payments landscape has significantly evolved over the past decade. The rapid rise and equally rapid evolution of …

eCommerce

Flying cars under development vary significantly

Spurred by technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying …

Aviation

ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in 'massive' cyber attack this year

Technical trade secrets were stolen from ThyssenKrupp AG in a cyber attack earlier this year, the steelmaker said on Thursday.<p>"ThyssenKrupp has become the target of a massive cyber attack," the German company said in a statement.<p>In attacks discovered in April and traced back to February, hackers …

Army of webcams used in net attacks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1230000/1230855_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534459011_53b1efe120df412b39214b887879f5cf<p><b>One of the biggest ever web attacks - in which more than one terabit of data was fired at a website to knock it offline - has been reported.</b><p>Web …

Symantec

The Biggest Cybersecurity Threats Are Inside Your Company

When security breaches make headlines, they tend to be about nefarious actors in another country or the catastrophic failure of technology. These kinds of stories are exciting to read and easier for the hacked company to admit to. But the reality is that no matter the size or the scope of a breach, …

Mapped: The countries most vulnerable to cyber-attacks

A security company has identified and ranked the 50 countries most vulnerable to hacking, based on the prevalence of insecure networks and internet channels around the world.<p>Rapid7 found that Belgium was the most susceptible country based on a "National Exposure Index" of unsafe or potentially …

Microsoft sees Minecraft as AI proving ground

The popular construction game Minecraft is due to become a testbed for artificial intelligence software designed by startups and scientists alike.<p>Minecraft, a game based on the notion of building blocks, is played by millions of people on consoles, PCs and phones. Developed by Stockholm-based …

Can a British tech firm turn AR into (augmented) reality?

<b>We've heard a lot lately about virtual reality and the promise of a 360 degree view of the world.</b><p>Only yesterday I got an intriguing VR demo from the Philharmonia Orchestra which placed me right in front of the conductor, able to look around and see and hear the different sections playing some …

Augmented Reality

Bangladesh bank hackers fail in bid to net $1bn

<b>Cyberthieves who targeted Bangladesh's central bank tried to get away with $1bn (£700m), reports Reuters.</b><p>Quoting banking officials, the agency said the gang behind the raid used stolen credentials to make requests to transfer cash look legitimate.<p>If all the requests had gone unchallenged, the gang …

2016 will be the year the law finally catches-up with technology

This article is a preview of The WIRED World in 2016, our fourth annual trends report in which our network of expert writers and influencers predicts …

Why Hacking Is An Integral Part Of The Future Of The Internet

As I write this article, a group calling themselves The Phantom Squad have declared that they intend to take down both the Xbox Live and Playstation PSN networks on Christmas Day, and sustain the attack for a week. They claim its to expose the continued lack of security from Microsoft and Sony, the …

A Cybersecurity Bill Loathed By Tech Companies Is Now Law

If you thought the US government’s ability to spy on its citizens had languished of late, think again.<p>Yesterday, Congress and President Obama …

SWIFT explores solving the correspondent banking problem with the blockchain

A correspondent bank is a financial institution that provides banking services on behalf of another financial institution. Correspondent banking is …

Video Roundtable: The Future of Cloud (Is IT Dead?)

<i>Streaming live on this page – Thursday, Dec 10 at 1:30 PM PST.</i><p>What does the future of enterprise IT look like?<p>Is the current groupthink – that the …

Thought Leadership

5 Critical Things to Look for When Choosing an Investor

Selecting an investor is much like getting married--except that you can't easily get divorced.<p>Choosing a VC firm or other investor for your business is arguably the most critical decision an entrepreneur can make. My venture capital colleagues and I frequently use the analogy that selecting an …

Venture Capital

America’s secret arsenal

It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them?<p>To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically …

This Could Be The Perfect Math App For Young Learners

If you walk into almost any elementary/primary school mathematics classroom, you should find kids using “Manipulatives.” These are physical objects—like Base 10 Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, or Tangrams—that allow kids to explore math concepts in physical, three dimensional ways. Now, <i>DragonBox Numbers,</i> …

Next Web en Google openen startup-honk in binnenstad Amsterdam

Deze hub, genaamd 'X' opent zijn deuren in de lente van 2016 en moet plaats bieden aan een ‘curated community’ van snelgroeiende technologie …

Netherlands and Estonia to set up cyber platform

<b>The Netherlands and Estonia are to set up a platform on the norms of conduct in cyberspace.</b><p>An agreement to make it happen was reached in Brussels on …

How CISOs Can Change The Game of Cybersecurity

In the modern enterprise, chief information security officers need a broad mandate over security and risk management across all operational silos, …

Here's Our Closest Look At Amazon's Drone Delivery Service

Amazon has been talking about using drones to deliver packages for a couple of years, and today it debuted the drone in a commercial starring <i>Top …

How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of …