You don’t need a metal hook anymore to steel a car. A smartphone will do just fine!

Charles Henderson found he still had smartphone access to his old car even though he'd sold it Charles Henderson loved his "awesome" convertible, particularly the fact that he could start, lock and unlock it remotely via his mobile phone. But after he sold the vehicle, he was astonished to discover that he could still control ...

FBI warns consumers about ATM skimmers

Bureau says equipment doesn't have to be sophisticated to be effective. Cyber hacks are not the only way criminals get access to your bank account. The relatively old school practice of installing "skimmer" devices on ATMs still works pretty well: the FBI estimates the crime costs consumers $1 billion a year. A skimmer is device ...

Acronyms & Ampersands

Where would resilience be without them? Whether we’re talking about emergency or disaster management, business continuity management or resilience, we rely heavily upon acronyms and the well utilised ampersand symbol – & ! Confession time: at the age of 50 – and thanks to two former colleagues Sarah & Patrick), I only discovered ‘&’ had ...

New ISO handbook brings environmental management to SMEs

Implementing an environmental management system can be challenging for small businesses. ISO’s new handbook has been designed to assist SMEs in improving their environmental performance using ISO 14001. The benefits of addressing environmental issues are not only linked to the protection of the environment, they can also be found in a company’s business performance and ...

Wikileaks reveals how the CIA could hack your router

Your Wi-Fi router, sitting in the corner of your home accumulating dust and unpatched security flaws, provides an attractive target for hackers. Including, according to a new WikiLeaks release, the CIA. On Thursday, WikiLeaks published a detailed a set of descriptions and documentation for the CIA's router-hacking toolkit and it hints at how the agency ...

Did you know that the hurricane naming system originates from World War II?

On Aug. 23, 2005, a troubling tropical depression began to form just off the coast of the southeastern Bahama Islands. Six days later, after first making landfall in southern Florida as a Category 3 storm, Hurricane Katrina would hit southeastern Louisiana with winds up to 140 mph, leaving in its wake a path of destruction ...

ISO 22301 LI training and certification in Johannesburg, South Africa on 17-21 July

ContinuityLink invites you to join the ISO 22301 Lead Implementer training and certification event in Johannesburg! Develop the expertise to support your organization in implementing and managing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301. Registration is still open. Visit http://www.continuitylink.com/public/en/location.php?id=26 Training description This five-day intensive course enables the participants to develop the necessary ...

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial

With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally. Energy ministers and high-level decision makers, together with technical experts and ...

Risk of Gulf of Mexico tropical system increases

Waters around southeastern Mexico and over the south-central Atlantic have the potential to yield the next tropical systems of the 2017 hurricane season. Tropical system may form near the southwestern Gulf of Mexico next week A broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Central America will drift northward over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico ...

Supply Chain visibility: digitizing transforms shipping industry

In its most basic form, digital transformation is about the modernization of the people, processes, and technology that propel a business forward. While some industries have been quick to modernize, large, multi-national shippers are struggling to embrace the digital transformation and catch up to their nimbler competition. For transportation companies and enterprise supply chain executives, ...

Witcher 3 video game developers won’t bow to extortion

CD Projekt Red (CPR), the developer of The Witcher series, has shrugged off blackmail attempts by hackers who claim to have stolen documents relating to its still-in-development game Cyberpunk 2077. The individuals have demanded a ransom, which CPR is refusing to pay, With E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) starting this week, we can expect a flood ...

Can a single malware take down an entire city’s power grid?

A malware which has the ability to take down a city's electrical and power grid has been detected. Named 'Industroyer', the malware was identified after an attack on Kiev in 2016. An analysis by ESET of the malware has found that it is capable of controlling electricity substation switches and circuit breakers directly. This is ...

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