Blockchain making waves in nextgen cybersecurity

The blockchain has become synonymous with bitcoins, especially in recent months with heightened awareness after massive increases in the price of cryptocurrency. However, the technology, which also facilities smart contracts, is about much more than currency. As a technology it offers a number of key features that can be used in systems from identity to trading to cybersecurity. Continue reading

Management 3.0: what if we simply went back to the “old” Lean formula?

Businesses, employees, all of us in fact, are seeking to set free collective intelligence in order to reinvent ourselves in this ever-changing world. Many are striving to find new approaches to management, but look no further: one method has been working for more than 50 years, namely the good old Lean management method based on Kaizen philosophy that’s well-known in the industry. Here’s how to take another look at an old formula and give it the modern twist of agility. Continue reading

Digital carelessness? IT security is matter for the boss!

In the past two years, companies in Germany have suffered losses of €100 billion as a result of cybercrime attacks. This is the conclusion of a study by the Bitkom digital association.  Furthermore, in a brochure on cybercrime published in 2016, the Federal Criminal Police Office complained that “although companies invested more heavily in preparatory awareness-raising and training measures, a large number of the companies surveyed continue to find a high level of negligence (88 percent) and a lack of understanding of risk (77 percent) amongst their employees.” Continue reading

Station F: big businesses and startups all under one roof

Welcome to Halle Freyssinet, a former freight depot converted into a giant startup incubator. Re-named Station F, today the 34,000m² premises hosts the young French startups close to Xavier Niel’s heart. Whilst small companies are the building’s lifeblood, they’re not alone. Big businesses have also set up camp in this innovation hotbed. So why are small and large companies alike working together, and what does the digital French Touch landscape look like?   Continue reading

Cybersecurity: machine learning to be the main focus in 2018

In a landscape marked by an explosion in the number of security incidents, machine learning should be the main focal point in 2018. The promise of automated learning is of as much interest to hackers as it is to companies concerned with protecting their informational assets. The subject has even made it onto McAfee’s 2018 five most important trends in cyber security. Get the lowdown here. Continue reading

Cybersecurity: Five vulnerabilities you shouldn’t ignore

Recent news is confirming the extent to which 0-Day type security breaches and their associated protocols are naturally peaking interest. As critical as they are on a technical level, these vulnerabilities only represent around 4% of the security incidents counted over the last ten years. The main responses have, then, only really been centered on a relatively low proportion of attacks. Continue reading