MRI (magnetic resource imaging) scans have revolutionised how many medical conditions are diagnosed around the world. MRI units have helped doctors accurately assess patients and provide more timely, effective treatment.
And now, this MRI technology is being adapted to quickly and accurately tell the difference between different liquids. It’s hoped the new technique will be used to create the world’s first MRI airport scanners.
It’s been widely reported that many companies – even the big ones – haven’t taken the cyber security threat seriously. However, there’s plenty of others that do, and are fully aware of the massive cyber security training and skills drought.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – there can be few careers that offer such potential for career development, variety of jobs and earnings potential. Cyber skills are an immense asset to any jobseeker, and if you’ve got the specialist cyber security training it’s your passport to a red hot career.
Getting enough workers with enough cyber security skills to meet the demand is the big challenge. There are the traditional routes through specialist IT certification.
A new report has shown that female cyber security staff only make up 11% of the global IT security workforce. It also reveals that on average, female cyber security staff earn less than their male counterparts.
Looking just at Europe, the figures are even worse, with only 7% of IT security roles being filled by female workers.
While there are some indications that the overall numbers of women in the sector are rising, they still lag far behind men. They even make up less of the workforce than in the wider IT industry – at present about 17% of IT workers are female.
CCTV is normally associated with helping spot and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour. And it’s become even more effective at helping homes and businesses with the advent of new technological advances.
One of the most significant CCTV developments has been the appearance of CCTV analytics software. It’s already being used to recognise things like breaking glass, tag and track suspects across CCTV networks and more.
Innovative CCTV analytics
Now CCTV analytics software is being used in new and equally innovative ways. It means that as well as discouraging crime, CCTV is now being used to provide retailers an array of new information to help them arrange their stores more effectively.
Hammond confirmed that the cyber threat to the UK is very real.
The new, highly skilled unit, consisting of hundreds of reservists, will also be called upon to launch cyber attacks as well as defend against them. Hammond said the UK had been building a defensive cyber capability for years but that it was no longer enough.
A new cyber security survey is showing the UK’s still got some way to go to address cyber security issues.
It’s also confirming what we’ve talked about on this blog several times – the UK’s still got a cyber security skills gap.
The comprehensive report, by global professional services firm PwC, was commissioned by the government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). It shows that more than 50% of UK companies aren’t ready to deal with cyber security breaches.
That’s despite the fact that almost 60% thought they faced substantial or even critical cyber security risks.
Corporate espionage has been around almost as long as business itself. However, the ways and means of stealing information have changed dramatically, particularly over the last decade.
A brief history
The most famous early example of corporate espionage involved Francois Xavier d’Entrecolles. A French priest working as a missionary, he supposedly ‘stole’ the secret of porcelain manufacture in 1712. His letters show how he gradually amassed information from the Chinese and helped fuel European interest in porcelain.
Home smoke alarms are typically simple affairs, crudely screwed to the kitchen ceiling and seen as a necessary, but sometimes annoying, device.
Certainly the peace of mind of having one installed can’t be sniffed at. But they’re also the cause of many a false alarm. We’ve all been there when we’ve burnt the toast, for example, frantically waving a tea towel or standing on a chair to switch it off.
Now the smoke alarm is coming of age, with a new device on the market giving it a smart home makeover.
We’ve already had wireless and mobile enabled intruder alarms, like the Canary and now it’s the turn of the smoke detector.