It has been reported that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks.
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Air Quality and Smart Electric Vehicle Infrastructure among topics featuring in seminar schedule released today for Cenex-LCV2017; the UK’s largest Low Carbon Vehicle Event
Loughborough, UK, 7 August 2017 – Cenex – today released the seminar programme for Cenex-LCV2017 (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk), the UK’s largest technology-showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community. Senior figures from automakers including Nissan Toyota, Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover, will join experts from technology developers, Government and the energy sector, to review and discuss the future of low carbon vehicles and supporting energy infrastructure in the UK and Europe.
Dramatic improvements in urban air quality are within reach, thanks to smart technology systems being developed by a clean technology consortium, to be deployed in Leeds
Loughborough, UK – 7 August 2017: Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – today joined Leeds City Council to announce the launch of Project ACCRA, a collaboration between Leeds City Council, Cenex, the Transport Systems Catapult, Earthsense, Dynniq, and Tevva Motors Ltd. The project will showcase Smart City technology applications that demonstrate real-time emissions control, using live air quality data to trigger electric hybrid engines to automatically switch to zero-emission running in heavily polluted areas. The project will be demonstrated in Leeds and promises to offer cities new ways to reduce urban air pollution without additional charges to motorists or businesses.
Ron Austin, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, UK
If you have been following the technology news over the last few days it has been filled with reports that Marcus Hutchins has been arrested by the FBI. For those that don’t know who Marcus is, you may remember the WannaCry attacks on the NHS last month. Marcus is a security researcher and was credited for stopping the attack on the NHS (or at least limiting the impact by finding the kill switch within the code).
“We need courageous cathedral builders! We also need to address traditional experts’ biases clinging to their narrow domains, parents’ old personal experiences biasing their views, and teachers’ and administrators’ lack of training and leadership, respectively.” — Charles Fadel
CylancePROTECT Home Edition uses AI to extend smart, simple security that prevents execution of today’s most advanced malware from corporate office to home office
LONDON, UK, August 3, 2017—Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionised traditional antivirus with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, today announced the availability of the industry’s first ever next generation antivirus product for consumers, CylancePROTECT® Home Edition. The product will initially be available to employees of Cylance enterprise customers, extending the advanced prevention capabilities of the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven CylancePROTECT from enterprise network endpoints to include the personal devices of employees and their families, significantly reducing corporate information risk.
High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. “Cloud computing improves IT security and security professionals need as much help as possible,” said Nick McQuire, vice president of enterprise research at CCS Insight.
New research among 2,000 UK adults by supermarket app Ubamarket has revealed how out-dated payment systems are driving away customers, with 20% of UK adults saying in-app payments are their favourite method of paying for items. This figure rises to 34% among 18-34 year olds. The survey also revealed that over 10 million people (20%) will completely avoid shops, restaurants, newsagents etc that only accept cash.