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Costs and consequences of data breaches - expert comment

"Market penalty depends a great deal on the type of breach, the sensitivity of the information, the number of records lost, the extent to which the firm ‘holds itself out’ as a safe guardian of data and the delay between breach and disclosure." Dr Jonathan Cave comments on the consequences that can flow from large data breaches such as the recent Virgin Media incident.


Allegations that Saudi agencies may have hacked Jeff Bezos phone - expert comment

Professor Mark Skilton of Warwick Business School comments on the issues raised by reports that Amazon head Jeff Bezos may have had his phone hacked by a fake video message.


Expert comment from Prof Ian Robertson on Chinese tech 'threats'.

The issue of whether the UK should allow Chinese technology company Huawei to supply components to our communications infrastructure continues to be raised.


Cambridge Analytica: companies can access 'personality profiles', expert explains

It was reported today that the UK poltical consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is being investigated for alledgedly using the personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election in 2016.

Professor Ian Robertson, a cyber security expert in University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, comments.


Extremism blocking tool could have serious downsides: Professor Ian Robertson

The UK Government revealed today a new weapon in the fight against terrorism - a tool which uses artificial intelligence to accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed online.

Professor Ian Robertson, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, comments on its potentially dangerous downsides.

 


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