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Middle East/North Africa Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: The risks and rewards of digitizing the Middle East

The imminent digital disruptions in the Middle East will present both opportunities and risks – from economic to political and cybersecurity – in the region.

Security Technology and infrastructure

New perspectives on cyber security: The regulatory challenge

Cyber security is a rapidly evolving sector. In 2018, the new European Union (EU) regulation on data, cyber and information security will be a game changer.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Hacking the Kazakh way, top-down

The ferocity of the Kazakh government’s cyber campaign against dissent in Kazakhstan inspires comparisons to China’s Great Firewall.

International Technology and infrastructure

Is Wall Street cyber secure?

As a symbolic and data-rich target, Wall Street faces a number of cyber threats. Regardless of the size of an attack, there remains the need for effective recovery and response

Asia Pacific Politics

Why China banned Winnie the Pooh and why it matters

China is increasing its censorship efforts both domestically, and internationally by targeting overseas critics and invoking internet sovereignty. Oh bother As Xi Jinping continues consolidating power, China’s media is facing

North America Technology and infrastructure

Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan heralds shift in defence strategy

President Obama’s recent Cybersecurity National Action Plan underlines the importance of cyber defence amidst growing risks and threats. On February 9th, US President Barack Obama announced the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, a

Security Technology and infrastructure

How Cyber (In)Secure is Air Travel?

A ‘successful’ cyber attack could cause financial loss, reputational damage and threaten passenger safety.  The industry must meet the challenge presented by highly skilled hackers, seeking to exploit a number

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Switzerland’s alpine fortresses spur start-up boom

Switzerland wants to be world’s data bank. To this end, the Swiss are repurposing their nuclear proof mountain forts into ultra-secure data centers. Switzerland has long prospered from its unique

Asia Pacific Politics

Japan extends sanctions against North Korea

Following international allegations of cyber-hacking and continued nuclear testing, Japan is the next nation to extend sanctions against North Korea. However, there is still hope that North Korea might be

International Technology and infrastructure

Opinion: Software “backdoors” a risk to corporate security

Proposals by the American, British and Chinese governments mandating the installment of “backdoors” in encryption software threaten to undermine the security of the internet and expose consumers and corporations to