Posts Tagged ‘Digital Security’

Secure payment cards – the gift that keeps on giving


Posted on 31st Jan 2013 by in Corporate

“What do I buy the person who has everything?” is not an uncommon question whenever birthdays and celebrations come around. In this situation, I have often opted for the ever-reliable gift card, and recent research shows that I am not alone: in the UK, around 38% of the population has purchased at least one card […]

M2M is in good shape to transform healthcare


Posted on 28th Jan 2013 by in M2m

Almost a month into 2013, it’s the time of year for making resolutions and, all too often, breaking them soon after. Most common are plans to lose weight, live healthier, and get fitter than ever before. When it comes down to it, we clearly want to prioritize our health, but it’s often difficult to take […]

CES 2013: Electric dreams or neon nightmare? Will what happens in Vegas take off around the world?


Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Enterprise

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been a frenzy of cutting-edge innovation and novelty genius. But which kit, if any, will take off in 2013? Last year I blogged from CES 2012 about the importance of security keeping up with innovation. I referred to Intel’s Identity Protection Technology (IPT) and Anti-Theft (AT) technology as part […]

Year End Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Digital Security Moments from 2012


Posted on 24th Dec 2012 by in Corporate

Happy holidays!  By now you have likely bought the gifts, sent the cards, and decorated the house.  Before we know it, 2013 will be here.  But before we look ahead to the New Year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2012.  And what a year it was!  Looking over our blogs, 2012 was […]

Medical devices need security too


Posted on 13th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise

This quote stood out for me in an article I read on the Bloomberg tech blog recently: “Medical devices have not been a focus of the computer-security industry.” In the article, Jordan Robertson references a new study by the Ponemon Institute that reveals nearly three-quarters of 80 healthcare organizations surveyed in the US said they […]

Digital security and banks go green with “corn cards”


Posted on 16th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

What if you could make banking cards or any cards from veggies you find in your garden? Unfortunately, it is not edible, but is recyclable. It may sound too good to be true, but digital security is going green and has been for the past couple of years. People are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and […]

Driving convenience and security in a digital USA


Posted on 13th Nov 2012 by in M2m

Security or convenience? It’s an age-old question in the security world. But in parts of the USA people like you or me can have easy access to both. As part of our mini-series on Digital USA, I want to take a look at automotive innovation and how digital technology is transforming the transport industry to […]

Welcome the Ninja Mustangs: The Worst Passwords of 2012


Posted on 1st Nov 2012 by in Enterprise

SplashData has released its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2012, including the usual suspects: ‘password’ (again, staggeringly, at the top of the list), 123456, and abc123. The list is quite similar to the one I discussed last year, albeit with a few arbitrary additions, such as “welcome”, “jesus”, “ninja”, “mustang”, and the ever […]

Infiltrating the E-gaming Industry: a hackers pastime


Posted on 20th Sep 2012 by in Enterprise

It seems the trend for hackers in 2012 is video games. And they aren’t leaving anyone out: NCsoft’s Guild Wars is the latest video game enterprise to fall victim to hackers, along with last month’s Blizzard Entertainment, the software company behind some of the world’s most popular games, including Starcraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo. […]

Unbreakable Passwords – An unchained melody


Posted on 7th Aug 2012 by in Enterprise

Being a security professional I always find it fascinating to hear from the world of code breaking. More often than not, cryptography is the stuff of Hollywood movies (from Mercury Rising, Enigma to Swordfish) but last month I come across a new system of encryption that claims to be ‘unbreakable’. How? You ask. Well, let me […]