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Cyber-security company aims to protect consumers' personal data and rights

Cyber-security company aims to protect consumers' personal data and rights

The latest version of WISEKey’s ID app includes new features focused on US consumers’ rights to know and control their personal information.

Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack

Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack

City council president wants the federal government to have a larger supporting role in helping the city recover from the attack that disabled computer systems and key citizen services.

Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups

Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups

Telefónica’s open innovation hub and the global accelerator will focus on start-ups in areas such as AI, cyber-security, machine learning, IoT and edge computing.

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

US Ignite launches smart city accelerator

Benefits for participants include access to an eight-week training course, an opportunity to connect with Amazon mentors as well as up to 10,000 in AWS credits.

Drones pose cyber-security and privacy threats, says report

Drones pose cyber-security and privacy threats, says report

Without new safeguards, the growing use of drones in populated areas brings significant risks that could result in attacks by "malicious entities"

Skills shortage is driving organisations to outsource cyber-security

Skills shortage is driving organisations to outsource cyber-security

The difficulty in hiring and retaining skilled personnel is one of the top challenges facing security leaders, according to new research.

How to make  smart cities safe and secure

How to make smart cities safe and secure

The EastWest Institute has prepared a guide with input from global specialists and smart city tech companies that aims to identify city-wide challenges and how to tackle them

UK aims to 'design out' cyber threats

UK aims to 'design out' cyber threats

The Government has announced £70m investment to support research into the design and development of hardware to make devices and services more secure from the outset

World needs "coalition of the willing" to counter cyber threats

World needs "coalition of the willing" to counter cyber threats

Cyber-security experts at Davos hope those democracies that have not signed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace will join the multi-stakeholder initiative

Blockchain centres of excellence to be set up around the world

Blockchain centres of excellence to be set up around the world

Cyber-security company, WISeKey, and the Blockchain Research Institute want to promote the use of blockchain technologies internationally