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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

East Asia 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

East Asia 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

International Technology and infrastructure

Regin changes the face of cyber security

A new and more powerful form of government-sponsored malware needs our attention. Businesses may need to increase their investments in cyber defence. In November, the security experts at Symantec and

International Security

4 trends in cyber security for businesses

In the wake of several high-profile cyber attacks on major sectors of the global economy, cyber security ranks as a principal concern to businesses across a range of industries and

International Security

Global security spending continues to rise

Armed conflicts in the 21st century are less common than before, or at least that is what conflict focused databases have shown in the last few years. However, other forms