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Communication Minister unveils $1m ICT driven innovation system

•To create 50,000 jobs •Will be beneficial to Nigerian Army, Air Force Godsgift Onyedinefu The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu has launched a $1 million breakthrough innovation, which will change the face of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria. Shittu while speaking at the unveiling of the new multimedia multifunctional digital

Beyond killer robots: how artificial intelligence can improve resilience in cyber space

By Michael Sulmeyer and kathryn Dura Recently, one of us spent a week in China discussing the future of war with a group of American and Chinese academics. Everyone speculated about the role of artificial intelligence (AI), but, surprisingly, many Chinese participants equated AI almost exclusively with armies of killer robots. Popular imagination and

US, Russia block consensus at ‘killer robots’ meeting

A key opponent of high-tech, automated weapons known as “killer robots” is blaming countries like the U.S. and Russia for blocking consensus at a U.N.-backed conference, where most countries wanted to ensure that humans stay at the controls of lethal machines. Coordinator Mary Wareham of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Word Detectives: Science may help finger opinion columnist

Darlene Superville Language detectives say the key clues to who wrote the anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump may not be the odd and glimmering “lodestar,” but the itty-bitty words that people usually read right over: “I,” “of” and “but.” And lodestar? That could be a red herring

These Are The Most Dangerous Travel Sites In The World  

By Christopher Elliott      The world’s most popular travel sites have a dark and dangerous side, according to a new study. The timing of this warning, coming just before one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, couldn’t be more appropriate — or troubling. The survey by domain tools  an internet security analysis

Cyber security, space and future conflict

Editor's note: The insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict shows that the battle has gradually shifted to the cyberworld. A group called Intrusion Truth is ‘doxing’ members of the suspected Chinese government hacking unit known as APT10, which has targeted foreign manufacturing and aerospace firms to

Global Cyber Security spending to top $114bn in 2018-Gartner

The need for improved detection, response and privacy is driving the demand for security products and services in response to security risks, business needs and industry changes, Gartner reveals Gartner forecasts that worldwide spending on information security products and services will exceed $114bn in 2018, up 12.4% from last year The market is expected

CyberNews: Design flaw compromises CIA agents in China

Editor's note:  The insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict states... The US President Donald Trump has reportedly rescinded Presidential Policy Directive 20 (PPD-20), an Obama-era policy governing how offensive cyber operations are approved by the federal government. The move is arguably designed to make it easier for

US, Russia, cyberspace and future conflict

Editor's note: is the sumarry of the cyber security news by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for the week July 20-26, 2018.   Russia hacks away at US elections Hackers from Russia’s military intelligence agency sent spear-phishing emails to at least three candidates running in the November 2018 midterm elections in the United