Dubai Embraces Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

In 2016, Dubai government drew a line in the sand when they delivered their Blockchain Strategy which will make Dubai the first blockchain powered government asserting themselves as a global technology leader.       “Adopting Blockchain technology Dubai stands to unlock 5.5 billion dirham in savings annually in document processing alone — equal to the one Burj Khalifa’s worth of value every year.”   The commitment is to have all government document processing on the blockchain by 2020.   Towards the end of 2017, Dubai signed a deal to…

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NHS and other government websites hacked for Bitcoin mining

You can be mining Bitcoin when visiting the NHS or other government websites. It was reported the Guardian, late on Sunday that thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces the computers of a visitor to the site to mine cryptocurrency while using the site.     The website of the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, was taken down to deal with the issue after it was reportedly infected by the…

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IoT, Cybersecurity is a Public Safety Concern

The IoT market is growing rapidly as more devices and things are becoming connected to the internet.  This network of devices is called the “Internet of Things”, IoT.  Experts are predicting that more than 80 Billion devices or things will be connected to the internet by 2025.  When we think of connected devices, we typically think of mobile phones, printers or security cameras and generally not household appliances such as fridges, doorbells and vacuum cleaners or even motor vehicles, trucks and ships.     The “Internet of Things” is bigger than we can…

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