Source: BBC News
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.
The pledge more than doubles the funds available to UK technology firms working on everyday devices that can communicate over the internet.
Authors: Rebecca Abrahams & Dr. Stephen Bryen
Verizon has published a blockbuster report on Internet "data breaches" which has garnered major headlines because it fingers Eastern Europe (primarily Russia) as a greater source of attacks than those from East Asia, primarily China. Prepared with the cooperation of 50 companies in different parts of the world, the Verizon study classifies "data breaches" into different categories --but the two most important stand out visibly from all the others. These are "point of sale" attacks and "cyber espionage" attacks.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding $15 million in grants for the development, deployment and testing of future internet architectures that are designed to enhance security, respond to emerging service challenges and increase scalability.
In 2010, the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the NSF announced awards for four projects, each worth up to $8 million over three years, as part of the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program. The awards enabled researchers at dozens of institutions across the US to pursue new ways to build a more trustworthy and robust internet. That was mostly an exploratory phase; now, new grants are funding trial deployments for three of them to test the concepts in a real-world scenario.
Even as Europe powered up its most ambitious ever cybersecurity exercise this month, doubts were being raised over whether the continent's patchwork of online police was right for the job.
The exercise, called Cyber Europe 2014, is the largest and most complex ever enacted, involving 200 organisations and 400 cybersecurity professionals from both the European Union and beyond.
End users, Industry and Researchers shows interest in increasing the research activities on Security in a big data world (and reversely big data in security). Recently, Gartner has released a report with similar findings.