Category Archives: Security
If code could be generated, why can’t it generate security controls?
April 30, 2023 /Technology/ — As generative AI continues to develop, it is likely that we will see even more innovative and effective ways to use this technology to protect our data and our systems. By creating predictive models, generating simulated environments, and analyzing large volumes of data, generative AI can help identify and respond to threats before they cause damage. Generative AI has enormous potential to transform cybersecurity, including cloud, device, and even home security systems. Continue reading
How to mitigate the risk of AI prompt injection and protect your systems from harm
April 26, 2023 /Technology/ — Prompt Engineering is considered one of the hottest new tech skills. It refers to communicating with AI systems by using natural human language, such as English, to make them respond to some specific action or task. Talking to AI software can be done for legitimate reasons, it can also be done for harmful purposes.
Here are some examples of AI prompt injection attacks that have been used for harmful instructions: Continue reading
UK Security Minister CYBERUK speech
20 April 2023 /Policy/ — The Security Minister stressed the importance of businesses and individuals taking steps to protect themselves from cyber threats. He said that businesses should invest in cyber security measures, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems. He also said that individuals should be careful about what information they share online and should use strong passwords. Continue reading
ChatGPT: lessons learned from Italy’s temporary ban of the AI chatbot
Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University and Giovanni De Gregorio, Bocconi University
In March 2023, Italy became the first western country to block the advanced chatbot known as ChatGPT.
The Italian data protection authority, Garante, cited concerns over the protection of personal data when making this decision. It has given OpenAI, the California-based company that created ChatGPT, until the end of April to comply with its demands.
Health data: who owns it?
By Adam Smith | Tech correspondent
April 20, 2023 /Thomson Reuters Foundation/ — U.S. data analytics firm Palantir is bidding to provide Britain’s National Health Service with software across the system – a move which has raised concerns from data specialists and advocates.
Palantir, founded by U.S. billionaire Peter Thiel, was the NHS data analytics provider during the pandemic and is currently bidding for a £480 million contract for a “federated data platform”.
How does the UK Government’s Data Protection and Digital Information Bill impact the economy?
April 17, 2023 /Technology/ —The UK Government’s Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPID Bill) is a piece of legislation that aims to reform the UK’s data protection framework. The Bill is currently being debated in Parliament, and it is expected to be passed into law in 2023.
The DPID Bill has the potential to have a significant impact on the UK economy. On the one hand, the Bill could lead to increased compliance costs for businesses. This is because the Bill introduces a number of new requirements for businesses that process personal data, such as the need to conduct data protection impact assessments and to appoint a data protection officer.
ID of 93 million Nigerians at risk in landmark election
- Facial recognition and fingerprints needed to cast votes
- Privacy experts fear mass breach of Nigerians’ identity
- Aim is to root out widespread electoral fraud
LAGOS – Africa’s biggest electorate votes on Saturday in a poll that experts fear could unleash a mass breach of privacy as Nigerians relinquish reams of personal data to cast their vote.
Snooping on campaigners
By Kim Harrisberg | South Africa correspondent
From phishing traps to arrests based on their social media posts alone, activists from Russia to Uganda say they’re increasingly being watched for their online campaigning.
Salt Communications to deliver keynote at World Police Summit – ‘Secure Communications for Policing’
Salt Communications – a Northern Ireland-based cybersecurity company who provide secure enterprise mobile communications solutions to organisations across the globe– are delivering a technical presentation regarding ‘Secure Communications for Policing’ at the World Police Summit (WPS) hosted by Dubai Police and taking place from 7 – 9 March 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates. Continue reading