security

Bill Gates to Apple: Help investigators access phones or risk regulation

Bill Gates rarely shied away from confronting Apple when he was Microsoft’s CEO, and new comments to Axios today suggest that he has a new issue with Cupertino: Unbreakable encryption. Without mentioning Apple’s name, Gates raised the prospect that the company might be on the wrong side of the encryption debate, specifically when it comes to …

Verizon will lock all new phones to thwart theft and fraud

Top U.S. wireless carrier Verizon will temporarily network-lock all of the mobile phones it sells in an effort to deter theft and fraud, according to a Cnet report today. The move comes after years of a more relaxed policy whereby Verizon sold customers unlocked phones, immediately enabling their use on rival domestic and overseas cellular …

More businesses are closing the gap between AI ambitions and implementation

In 2017, MITSloan Management Review (MIT SMR) conducted a global survey of more than 3,000 executives, managers, and analysts on the current state of AI and the potential that exists. The results reveal that there’s still a significant “gap between ambition and execution.” Three out of four executives believe that AI will allow their companies …

Cybersecurity should be a board room topic, so why isn’t it?

In the land of lies, damned lies and statistics, the insurance industry may be one of the more trustworthy sources. After all, it is founded on maths, its actuarial background built into every policy and claim. As purveyors of protection against all risks, insurers cares less about which risks are more important, and more about …

The Key IoT Security Questions You Need To Ask

An Internet of Things (IoT) solution offers a multitude of business benefits from decreased operational costs to new revenue streams. But it also comes with a host of security considerations, including an ever-changing array of regulatory compliance requirements, demanding expert navigation and acute attention to detail. Below I’ve listed some of the critical questions to …