Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs First US Interstate Agreement

HTT will lead a consortium to create a network of routes throughout the Great Lakes megaregion starting with Cleveland and Chicago

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — (New Images) – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT | HyperloopTT) announced today the signing of official agreements with the North Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and Illinois’ Department of Transportation (IDOT) to begin a feasibility study for the region. Several corridors have been identified for study connecting Cleveland to Chicago.

HyperloopTT Signs Agreement for Cleveland to Chicago Route

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What lessons can we learn from Carillion’s collapse? – ArchOver CEO

Angus Dent, CEO, ArchOver As the dust begins settling on the collapse of Carillion, we move to the damage assessment phase – but question marks remain over the fate of at least 43,000 jobs. 30,000+ small businesses are thought to be owed money by the firm, and although credit insurers have confirmed that they will pay out compensation totalling £30 million, that only accounts for a small portion of the debt owed. Carillion had £1.5 billion worth of outstanding payments, a £2.6 billion pension debt and issued three profit warnings in just five months.

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‘Reckless’ North Korean cyber attacks causing collateral damage – new research

Just weeks after Ciaran Martin, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre, warned UK organisations to fear ‘reckless’ cyber attacks – like the WannaCry ransomware virus – in which the perpetrator loses control of the original attack, security researchers at AlienVault have outlined new details on three ‘reckless’ North Korean attacks that have spread out of control and pose an ongoing security risk to the UK.

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Breaches to financial services tripled over last five years

It has been revealed that the number of breaches suffered by the financial services sector has tripled over the past five years. The study, conducted by Ponemon found that the average cost of cybercrime for financial services companies globally has increased by more than 40 percent over the past three years, from $12.97 million per firm in 2014 to $18.28 million in 2017 – significantly higher than the average cost of $11.7 million per firm across all industries included in the study.

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Cybersecurity threat to renewable energy infrastructure

London, United Kingdom – Wednesday, 14th February 2018 – Renewable energy technologies have established a significant role in the energy industry. Because of their prominence and growing importance to power supplies, it is vital for the industry to develop appropriate security, and specifically cybersecurity, strategies. A new report from energy sector experts, The Renewables Consulting Group (“RCG”), and cybersecurity specialists, Cylance Inc. (“Cylance”), provides insight into cybersecurity for the renewable energy industry, focusing on threat and impact assessment, and on measures to improve cyber protection.

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UK government removal of ‘extremist online content’

First suggested in 1995, this idea was considered a potential police state mechanism and dropped by the then Government. Once made mandatory by law, this software could be used to remove any Internet content that the British Government disliked, including competing political Parties during an election period.  Ed

It has been reported today that the Home Office have announced new technology which will be made available to all internet platforms that could stop the majority of Isis videos from reaching the internet by analysing the audio and images of a video file during the uploading process, and rejecting extremist content.

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