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Lloyd's City Risk Index 2015-2025. Understand the Risks.

Lloyd’s City Risk Index 2015-2025 analyses, for the first time, the potential impact on the economic output (GDP@Risk) of 301 of the world’s major …

Why Cybersecurity Threats Are About to Get Much, Much Worse

Let me state the obvious just to get it out of the way: our nation's cybersecurity sucks and everybody knows it. The president knows it. The Pentagon …

Why cyber criminals are winning: The secret weapon of the black hats

Another day. Another hack. One day it’s black hats making headlines with a massive hack on Home Depot. The next, it’s the theft of 4.5 million U.S. hospital records or 1.2 billion web credentials. The connected world is under siege and the current cyber security approach is falling woefully short — …

Starting today, you can log into Gmail with a USB key

It just got a little easier to log into Gmail. Today, Google launched support for Security Key, an open standard that lets you log in to an account with a physical device, usually in the form of a USB. The device takes the place of the six-digit confirmation codes currently used by Google's …

Why Breach Detection Is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Paz Eshel is a vice president, and Bucky Moore and Shiran Shalev are associates, at Battery Ventures. Eshel and Shalev are based in Battery’s Israel office, while Moore works from Menlo Park. For a full list of Battery’s portfolio investments, please click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Cyber attacks are all …

It’s Hack Week: First Apple, now Healthcare.gov

A hacker broke into one of the servers by the government’s healthcare exchange site, HealthCare.gov, reports today say.<p>The attack took place in July, and the hacker, who is currently unknown, managed to plant malware on one of the servers used to test code for the Healthcare.gov website.<p>The U.S. …

Three Essential Steps to Make Yourself More Hack-Proof

Look, there's no hiding from being hacked. Everything is vulnerable, and if you haven't been personally affected by a data breach yet, you will. But …

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, which described the three laws of motion and redefined the way the world looked at …

How To Make Your Social Media Accounts (Almost) Unhackable

It can be easy to dismiss social media security as a chore to save for another day. Getting hacked is serious business though, and you could find …

4 Ways a CEO May Be Inviting a Cyber Criminal to Attack

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s day and age, CEOs have their hands full, trying to ensure the safety of their businesses against cyber predators. With all of that energy and emphasis put into cyber security threats, it can be easy to overlook the smaller …

Crytek CEO says he withheld pay in order to save the company

Crytek came perilously close to insolvency during the past few weeks, and CEO Cevat Yerli had to take drastic measures to save the company, he said in an interview with Eurogamer. An injection of cash, the source of which Yerli was unwilling to name, has propped the company up for now. Crytek is …

Doubts over the quality of Turkey’s next government

One of the biggest questions facing Turkey is not so much who is going to win Sunday’s inaugural presidential election – prime minister Recep Tayyip …

IBM's new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little power

A lot has changed in the three years since IBM first unveiled a prototype of its human brain-inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single-core prototype has now been significantly scaled up, leading to a new, production-ready SyNAPSE chip that …

İsrail'in Demir Kubbe şirketleri 'Çinlilerce heklendi'

<b>BBC, Çinli internet korsanlarının İsrail'in "Demir Kubbe" adını verdiği füze kalkanı sistemini üreten şirketlerin sitelerini hekleyerek askeri sırları çaldığı haberlerini destekleyen belgelere ulaştı.</b><p>İsrail savunma şirketlerinin sitelerinin heklendiği haberleri ilk olarak Pazartesi günü güvenlik …

95% of successful security attacks are the result of human error

It’s all your fault.<p>At least it is to security researchers at IBM, who just released a rather comprehensive and compelling Cyber Security Intelligence Index that asserts that 95 percent of successful hack attacks or incidents were because of some type of human error.<p>But there’s good news here. The …

The Phishing Expedition You Want to Avoid This Summer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s as easy for hackers to phish out your business’ personal data as it is to sit in a canoe on a still pond, cast the bait and wait for the fish to bite.<p>Malware attacks have become more pronounced than ever against banks. A report “The …

How Successful People Make Their Own Luck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m usually sort of a forward-looking guy – always in search of the next great adventure or big opportunity. But I do occasionally look back at how I got here. And when I do, it’s hard to believe things turned out so well … in spite of …

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …