Cyber security skills gap remains wide open

18 August 2016

One-in-four organisations admitted they have lost proprietary data because of their lack of cyber security skills.

One-in-four organisations admitted they have lost proprietary data because of their lack of cyber security skills.

The demand for cyber security professionals is outpacing the supply of qualified workers, with highly technical skills the most in need, according to new research. 

In its Hacking Skills Shortage report carried out in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Intel Security outlined the talent shortage crisis impacting the cyber security industry across both companies and nations. 

Eighty-two per cent admitted to a shortage of cyber security skills, with 71 per cent blaming this for direct and measurable damage to organisations whose lack of talent makes them more desirable hacking targets.

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World’s first IoT system to measure data centre cooling loads in real-time

09 August 2016

EkkoAir uses “powerful” 3D gaming technology to offer a true an all round view of a data centre’s physical and thermal dynamics.

EkkoAir uses “powerful” 3D gaming technology to offer a true an all round view of a data centre’s physical and thermal dynamics.

EkkoSense has launched what’s claimed to be the world’s first IoT monitoring solution to track data centre cooling loads in real-time. 

The Nottingham-based data centre thermal risk specialist says  EkkoAir can be simply fitted to any cooling unit in moments, and allows operators to wirelessly monitor thermal instabilities right across the data centre.

It says that, for the first time, users will be able to balance thermal profiles so that only those cooling units that need to be working are actually active. By concentrating on actual cooling duty information, EkkoSense estimates that data centres can improve their overall energy performance by up to 30 per cent.

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Janet upgrade will “significantly enhance” capacity for 18 million academics and researchers

01 August 2016

Jisc’s Tim Kidd says the upgrade will support the things that are “making great contributions and advancements for mankind”.

Jisc’s Tim Kidd says the upgrade will support the things that are “making great contributions and advancements for mankind”.

Janet, the high-speed network for researchers and academics, will see some of its capacity tripled over the next three years. 

The upgrade will mean core network capacity across some paths will be increased from 200G to 600G.

Janet is run by Jisc, the UK’s digital solutions provider for the HE, FE and skills sectors.

It says that the extended capacity will, for example, allow universities across the world to share petabytes of research data every day. “To put this into context, a single petabyte is enough to store the DNA of the entire US population and clone them twice,” states Jisc.

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IoT technology to create the world’s most advanced air pollution map

20 July 2016

Gophr’s cycle couriers will be equipped with LoRa powered tracking devices that monitor air pollution levels in real-time.

Gophr’s cycle couriers will be equipped with LoRa powered tracking devices that monitor air pollution levels in real-time.

Drayson Technologies has unveiled plans to build the world’s most advanced air pollution map

UK cycle courier company Gophr will equip 50 of its riders across London with CleanSpace Tags. These portable air pollution sensors are powered by Drayson’s innovative Freevolt technology.

The couriers will map pollution levels on their journeys across the capital, collecting data that will help to build a real-time map of the city’s air pollution. 

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