Faster photons could enable total data security solution

05 September 2018

Researchers at Sheffield University utilised a phenomenon called the ‘Purcell Effect’ to produce light pulses very rapidly and transmit data that’s claimed to guarantee security.

Researchers at Sheffield University utilised a phenomenon called the ‘Purcell Effect’ to produce light pulses very rapidly and transmit data that’s claimed to guarantee security.

Researchers at the University of Sheffield claim to have solved a key puzzle in quantum physics that could help to make data transfer totally secure.

Each pulse of light used to transfer data along fibre optic cables contains millions of photons which, according to the researchers, means that a portion of these could, in theory, be intercepted without detection.

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Intelligence Network aims to create safer digital society by 2025

28 August 2018

BAE Systems is spearheading an industry initiative to engage, unite and activate a global community of security professionals and industry influencers in their fight against cyber crime.

Founding members of The Intelligence Network include Andrzej Kawalec at Vodafone, Jonathan Luff at CyLon and James Sulivan at independent think tank RUSI (Royal United Services Institute).

BAE Systems and its partners have signed a manifesto promising to bring about critical changes in leadership, culture, behaviour and processes to tackle evolving cyber threats.

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Who’s taking cyber security seriously?

28 August 2018

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Finance and insurance firms in the UK top the table when it comes to investing in cyber security in 2017-18. Source: www.savoystewart.co.uk



Finance and insurance firms invested the most on cyber security in the 2017-18 financial year, while those in the entertainment, service and membership sectors spent the least, according to Savoy Stewart’s analysis of government research.

Comparing the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s 2017 Cyber Security Breaches Survey with the one for 2018, Savoy Stewart found that finance and insurance firms invested an average of £17,900 in cyber security, an 85 per cent increase from the previous financial year when they spent £9,650.

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New cyber crime court for London

28 August 2018

A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cyber, fraud and economic crimes has been given the go-ahead in the heart of London.

To be built on the site of Fleetbank House in Salisbury Square, plans for the 18 courtroom legal centre have now been approved following a feasibility study launched last October. 

Developed in partnership with the City of London Corporation and the judiciary, the purpose-built court will also deal with business and property work as well as civil cases.

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