Opinions & Analysis

This week it was announced that NSA chief Keith Alexander was keen to expand the sharing of threat information in order to better protect the US government and its allies. Bearing in mind the issues the NSA has faced over the past few months: from Snowden to conference heckling, this could appear to be a good PR stunt by the agency to better repel criticism in the light of doing something positive. It’s not like the public...

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Recent incidents, combined with the rise of information and profiles online, have left society with a lack of identity and anonymity. At a recent event in central London, Mike Janke, CEO and co-founder of secure communications vendor Silent Circle said that what has happened in the last six months has been “an amazing time”, and while some will want to “click their heels and go back to Kansas”, some companies will face the issue of...

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I recently visited the new London office of security consultancy IOactive, a company with interesting working environments. Meeting with founder and president Joshua Pennell and chief technology officer Gunter Ollmann, I began by asking how this company operates as its employees step “in and out” of companies. Pennell explained that clients come to them as they want to work with their people and the typical client – high tech companies and large enterprises, are seeking...

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When I was researching my options into which smartphone to upgrade to earlier this year, I was put on to the BlackBerry Z10 as a viable option and so far, so good. Therefore the news about the company’s financial downturn and apparent acquisition by Fairfax Financial strikes the first blow in the fast-paced world of the smartphone. It was pointed out on Twitter that the $4.7 billion (£3 billion) deal is not as valuable as Apple’s sales...

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