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Latest cyber security publications


Experts demand action to improve medical IoT security

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a new briefing note on ethical issues surrounding medical implants Medical implants are “vulnerable” to cyber attacks and should be developed with security in mind to help protect patients, experts have said. Connected devices placed inside the body can communicate with external devices and be exposed to breaches… Read More


Employees caught in two minds about the passwordless workplace

Organizations must demonstrate they can be trusted with employee biometric data if passwordless methods are to penetrate the workplace Workers are ready to ditch passwords and embrace passwordless security methods such as biometrics, but do not trust their employers to protect their data, according to research released today by Okta. The Identity-as-a-Service company, which boasts… Read More


FPGA vulnerability threatens cloud services and IoT

FPGA chips are generally considered secure, but a newly discovered vulnerability opens a gateway for side-channel attacks Scientists have discovered a vulnerability in Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that might serve as a gateway for hackers to attack cloud services and IoT devices. Unlike conventional computer chips that are built to perform one specific task, FPGAs… Read More


IEEE lifts ban on Huawei researchers reviewing scientific papers

The news comes as the Chinese telecommunications giant continues to feel the effects of an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump A temporary ban on Huawei researchers editing and reviewing scientific papers has been lifted by one of the world’s biggest engineering bodies, as the Chinese firm continues to feel the effects of… Read More


IoT device makers have little faith in the security of their products

Devices are being churned out at record rates, but security remains “an afterthought”, says new study The public-facing stance of your average IoT device manufacturer when it comes to security is one of reassurance. But the overwhelming majority of IoT device makers fear the products they’re making are vulnerable to threats, according to a new… Read More