AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to jointly launch next-generation mobile authentication platform

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to jointly launch next-generation mobile authentication platform

The Mobile Authentication Taskforce, comprised of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, has revealed product details of the next-generation mobile authentication platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Formed last year to develop a mobile authentication solution to help protect enterprises and consumers from identity theft, bank fraud, fraudulent purchases and data theft, the Mobile Authentication Taskforce […]

Alphabet enters the cybersecurity business with Chronicle

Alphabet enters the cybersecurity business with Chronicle

Google parent company Alphabet has a new business and it’s all about cybersecurity. Chronicle is an independent business under the Alphabet umbrella and it’s aimed at helping companies find, track and stop cyber attacks. With two branches — a cybersecurity and analytics platform, as well as a malware intelligence service called VirusTotal — Chronicle will […]

BlackBerry Jarvis aims to increase cybersecurity in connected cars

BlackBerry Jarvis aims to increase cybersecurity in connected cars

As cars grow more connected and more dependent on software, cybersecurity is becoming a more important issue for automakers. The occasional public scares involving so-called “car hackings” are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this complex problem. Hoping to turn said problem into a new business opportunity, BlackBerry CEO John Chen […]

Predictive Analytics: Fad or the Future of Cyber Security?

Predictive Analytics: Fad or the Future of Cyber Security?

Mike Hemes, Regional Director, A10 Networks They’re called superforecaster. A subset of human study volunteers who have an uncanny ability to predict the future better than the general populous. Who are these individuals? According to The Washington Post, the superforecaster term was coined by University of Pennsylvania professor Philip Tetlock. His 20-year study — explained in […]

Kaspersky explores the price people put on personal mobile phone data with unique London pop-up

Kaspersky explores the price people put on personal mobile phone data with unique London pop-up

The Data Dollar Store created by cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab caused a stir in the heart of London’s technology capital in Old Street. Customers queued from the early hours to get their hands on exclusive prints but in a twist to how the artwork could be purchased, reacted with initial surprise but a willingness to give up […]

Mastercard app lets online shoppers pay with a selfie

Mastercard app lets online shoppers pay with a selfie

Mastercard is about to start letting customers in the UK and Europe pay for goods online by using their face instead of a password. Having already been trialled in the US and Canada, the service, called Identity Check Mobile, asks for customers to pose for a photograph of their face to authenticate online purchases. Shoppers […]

Facebook Tests Secret Conversations On Messenger

Facebook Tests Secret Conversations On Messenger

With users’ privacy in mind, Facebook is testing the ability to create one-to-one “secret conversations” in Messenger that will be end-to-end encrypted. Plus, Facebook is promising that these clandestine conversations can only be read on the mobile device of the intended receiver. “That means the messages are intended just for you and the other person […]

France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

France launches terror alert app ahead of Euro 2016

Euro 2016 kicks off on Friday and is expected to attract somewhere in the region of two million visitors over the course of a month. But with France still reeling from two major terrorist attacks, one in January 2015 and another one ten months later, the country remains on a high terror alert. Given the […]