UK Security

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

Tech Innovation With Security at Heart

Graham Welch | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Cybercrime is unfortunately pervasive at all levels. The only way to counterattack it is to bring security to its rightful place at the heart of every technology - as a vital piece, not an afterthought.

Twitter Backlash After Farage's 'Inflammatory' Calais Migrant Crisis Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage has prompted fresh outrage over the Calais migrant crisis, with social media users criticising the Ukip leader for alleged "inflammatory"...

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellie Widdowson

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.

Trouble Communicating With Your Security Team?

Gary Newe | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One piece of advice is putting yourself in the security expert's shoes. By getting to know them and understanding whether their number one focus is on the network, applications, data or infrastructure, you'll be equipped to kick off the conversation in a way which will engage them effectively.

Twitter: A Platform From Which ISIS Shouts

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

Extremist use of Twitter represents an entirely new era for the Internet. They are the first group to step out onto social media and effectively play on the front foot. Undoubtedly, this has been a propaganda success for them.

Security Expert Tweets Joke About Hacking Plane, Is Banned From Whole Airline

AP | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

United Airlines has banned a security researcher from its entire fleet after he sent a tweet suggesting he may be able to hack the aircraft’s system...

Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Personal Data Online?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

An overwhelming majority of British adults are now concerned about the online security of their private information, the threats posed by hackers and the possibility of unauthorised access to their data. This was the key finding of recent YouGov research in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

A World of Mobile Delights - and Dangers

Graham Welch | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As the transition away from relatively easy to manage corporate laptops and desk-bound computers, personal tablets and smartphones gathers pace, it's no surprise that hackers are choosing these mobile devices as their next target.

Catastrophic Hack 'Is Basically A Zombie'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

A huge security flaw in some of the world’s most popular internet browsers has left users vulnerable to hacks when visiting millions of websites. ...

Hacking Games Could Be A 'Pathway To Organised Crime' Says Home Office

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech

Young people with highly technical computer skills could become targets — or instigators — of organised crime, the government has warned. (That...

Why is Facebook Such a Strong Platform for Online Scams?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

These types of scams often prey on users' curiosity by deceiving them into clicking on posts that either promise alluring prizes or exclusive content that can only be accessed if interacted with socially.

Is Google's 'Project Zero' Leaving Windows Users Vulnerable?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

This issue seems to have been more one of timing, rather than not having the manpower to fix a patch within the allocated timeframe.

Is Europe Overlooking the Far-Right 'Foreign Fighter' Issue in Ukraine?

Lewis Barton | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Barton

Think of a 'foreign fighter'. Are they a young male, aged between 19-29, probably of Middle Eastern origin, and possibly a Muslim? Are they associated with the concern and debate over Syria and Iraq? To most people it's more than likely that this is the image that comes to mind. This isn't necessary wrong, but it's definitely not completely accurate.

Prosperity Can Save the World

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Joana Alfaiate

Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama have come together to champion prosperity. The two leaders highlight the importance of economic growth - but they define prosperity as being also the rule of law, peace and freedom...

Homerton and Hebdo: Thoughts on Violence in and From the Margins

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is one thing for some of the world's leaders to march for freedom of expression. Well done that they did so, even if some of them were being more than a little hypocritical. But freedom of expression should be used to help build a more just and fair world. Let millions march for that too.

Disillusioned, Embittered but Not Afraid: The UK's Thinning Blue Line Brace Themselves for Armageddon.

Chris Hobbs | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Chris Hobbs

There is little doubt, as has been made abundantly clear by the head of MI5 Andrew Parker, that the UK will suffer terrorist attacks in the future. The major difference however is that unlike France, terrorists in the UK will be faced by a largely unarmed police force which, in many parts of the country, could pose serious problems.

Michael Rundle

Meet The 'Unhackable' Gadgets Battling 'The Internet Of Things' | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech Editor Michael Rundle finds the 'unhackable' gadget makers fighting a rear-guard defence against the all-encompassing Internet of Things at CES 2...

Cover Your Tracks Online; Privacy is Your Birthright

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?

Cybersecurity: 'Be Paranoid - It helps'

Caroline Hyde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

Well, in the news they seem to be....and doesn't Sony know it. It is the latest big company to be thrown into the media spotlight as a result of highly embarrassing data breaches, reported to have occurred in both its Pictures and PlayStation units.

The Torture Report Did Nothing Except Endanger Other Countries

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

I'm absolutely convinced that the report has no value whatsoever. It just confirmed already confirmed allegations from 2009 and put multiple European and Asian partners in danger by the militant fundamentalists and aggressive states in general.

'Foreign Fighters': Different European Responses to the Same Threat

Tanya Silverman | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tanya Silverman

Many communities that foreign fighters come from have a troubled relationship with the police and a mistrust of the government. In response to this there have also been a number of civil society-led hotlines to report prospective travellers without the need to involve law enforcement.

Google Just Killed This Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

Google has killed CAPTCHA. The online security widget, through which users 'prove' they are human by typing out nearly-unreadable passwords, is nea...

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

'Adapt and Survive': The British Establishment's Answer to the Security Threat of Climate Change

Guy Shrubsole | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Shrubsole

Of course, there is no military solution to climate change. You can't resolve it with bombs and bullets. You can only solve it by ending our usage of fossil fuels, and protecting the public from the climate change impacts already in the pipeline. That is a rather different security challenge to the one usually faced by the military. But it also makes fossil fuels and the firms lobbying for them Public Enemy Number One.