Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them
Fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them

Data breaches and cyberattacks are unignorably on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Across the world, businesses are finding it difficult to grapple with rapidly shifting cybercriminal motivations, tactics and appetites for destruction.

By Simon McCullough 12 hours ago

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital market

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption - gaining 20% more users in the last year alone. This expanded access has given rise to a powerful digital economy - one that's expected to grow by more than $300bn by 2025. But all this change begs the question: How do we ensure that Africa's transformative technology fulfills its promise as a force for good?

By Magdi Amin 12 hours ago

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness
Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. Focusing on three interconnected themes - mobility, sustainability and opportunity - the tool assesses how the fourth industrial revolution has already augmented urban life around the world, and the potential impact it could have in the future.

2 days ago

There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers
There's a massive cybersecurity job gap - we should fill it by employing hackers

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with. But recent attacks such as the 2017 Wannacry incident, in which a cyber attack disabled the IT systems of many organisations including the NHS, demonstrates the real-life consequences that cyber attacks can have.

By John McAlaney and Helen Thackray 2 days ago