Security, Data and Privacy Article Archive

  • Dr Richard Piggin MBCS, from SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business, discusses the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive which was implemented in May 2018.
  • Darren Roberts, Senior Computer Auditor at SWAP, reveals a test he devised to assess the security of an organisation, both inside and out.
  • Luis Muñoz-González and Emil C. Lupu, from Imperial College London, explore the vulnerabilities of machine learning algorithms.
  • James Moos MBCS, Technical Security Group Lead at C3IA Solutions, suggests that while we can blame a lot of cyber security ills on people, perhaps many security issues might be easily solved by ‘patching’ the human operating system.
  • John Mitchell FBCS considers how intelligent so-called intelligent security really is, and asks: is it time for more regulation?
  • Douglas Needham, a senior information security analyst, argues that referring to humans as the weakest link is unhelpful, instead we should focus on the positive actions they can take.
  • Chris Yapp FBCS reflects on the uneven history of artificial intelligence, and looks ahead with ever-hopeful eyes.
  • Max Jamilly, a PhD student at the University of Oxford, Fintan Nagle, a cognitive neuroscientist at UCL, and Charles Ross, Chairman of the Brain Mind Forum, discuss a new era of human and machine symbiosis for artificial intelligence.
  • Martin Borrett FBCS introduces Martin Cooper AMBCS to IBM Watson, for cyber security, and explains how augmented intelligence is helping cyber security experts to operate more effectively on the front line.
  • Dr Richard Piggin MBCS, from design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, considers future city security, given urbanisation, technology trends and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure.