This is a nicely presented concept that is well argued. The author has considered the case for life on Earth as conceived and nurtured by an external force in a great experiment – Commended.
It has been reported by Krebs that Government Payment Service Inc. — a company used by thousands of U.S. state and local governments to accept online payments for everything from traffic citations and licensing fees to bail payments and court-ordered fines — has leaked more than 14 million customer records dating back at least six years, including names, addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of the payer’s credit card. Full story is here: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/govpaynow-com-leaks-14m-records/
Ava Group (ASX: AVA), a market leader in the provision of risk management services and technologies, has announced that an Ava Group Company solution has been selected to protect a major military closed data network from the threat of tampering and tapping. The project to deploy its fibre optic intrusion detection and location solution is valued at around US$11m and asserts Ava Group’s status as a world leader in data network protection.
Singapore, 18th September 2018 – Singapore-based Jupiter Chain and Deloitte announced today a strategic collaboration to implement in Southeast Asia an innovative data exchange which provides consumers with a fully transparent avenue for monetising their data by connecting with businesses on the blockchain. The partnership will leverage the strength of Jupiter Chain’s blockchain solutions along with the breadth and depth of Deloitte’s technology and regulatory risk management services designed to improve business capabilities in the areas of technology, risk, governance, compliance and regulation. This style of exchange is seen as the next wave of data mining, in the wake of recent scandals involving unauthorised use of data and stricter regulations around the ownership and portability of data.
Later today, Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, will announce that its research team has discovered a zero-day vulnerability which would allow cybercriminals to view and tamper with video surveillance recordings via a remote code execution vulnerability in NUUO software — one of the leading global video surveillance solution providers.
SnapSkan is a ground-breaking digital tyre checking service developed by Nokian Tyres. All summer, SnapSkan has measured car tyres in the largest Finnish cities. Worryingly, up to 13% of the cars examined are equipped with poor summer tyres. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tyres is invaluable for safety.