Ben Dickson

Software engineer and tech blogger

Ben Dickson is a software engineer and tech blogger. He follows disruptive technology and how it affects life and business. His writing has appeared in different publications, including TechCrunch, The Next Web and VentureBeat. He is also the founder of TechTalks, a blog that examines how technology is solving and creating problems. Follow him on Twitter at @bendee983
How Technology Can Make Our Roads

How Technology Can Make Our Roads Safer

<img alt="tech for good" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4343170/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> However, there's hope that with the help of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, we can make our roads and bridges much more safer, save hundreds of thousands of lives, and spare billions of dollars in maintenance and repairs costs.
26/12/2016 21:04 GMT
How To Fix The Internet Of Things Security

How To Fix The Internet Of Things Security Mess

There's presently a lot of frustration surrounding who is to blame for the mess and general concern over whether the IoT industry is a failure threatening to destabilise the entire internet infrastructure.
14/11/2016 16:50 GMT
How To Overcome The Challenges Of Mobile Payment

How To Overcome The Challenges Of Mobile Payment Adoption

The implementation of mobile payment into applications should be streamlined as well and developers should not be required to reinvent the wheel. Robles' team of developers is working on a set of APIs and user interface components that can be easily understood and plugged into banking and financial applications.
07/11/2016 16:14 GMT
What Botnets And DDoS Attacks Teach Us About IoT

What Botnets And DDoS Attacks Teach Us About IoT Security

There's a lot to be learned from last Friday's spate of cyberattacks, which denied millions of users access to major websites such as Twitter, PayPal, Netflix and Spotify. The attack was targeted mainly in the U.S. east coast, with other geographical areas being affected to a lesser degree.
27/10/2016 16:04 BST
What Cybersecurity Experts Can Learn From The Gaming

What Cybersecurity Experts Can Learn From The Gaming Industry

The cybersecurity industry seems to be heading toward dire straits as data breaches grow in size and number every year, while in tandem, monitoring networks is becoming ever more challenging with internet traffic increasing at an accelerating pace.
21/10/2016 14:30 BST