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Covid-19 cyber security threat to impact businesses

Is it possible that COVID-19 could pose the largest ever cyber security threat of recent times?

With millions of employees having to work from home, companies are having to look at how to keep as many business-critical functions running as possible while at the same time maintaining adequate security.“In the last week alone, we have seen phishing emails go from 25,000 a day to 125,000 – a 500 per cent increase – which means the risk is real," explains Andrew ...

A prescient call

The UK’s strategy for coping with the coronavirus crisis had been described as being to “contain, delay, research and mitigate” the spread of the disease, and in doing so flatten ‘the curve’ of the epidemic and mitigate its impact on the NHS

Electrosmog alert

A few weeks ago Switzerland's rollout of next-gen 5G mobile networks was stalled over growing health concerns.

Wake up and smell the coffee

A recent briefing by the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) together and VDMA, Europe´s network organisation for mechanical engineering, highlighted how poor the UK’s record has been in deploying and using robots.

Bright outlook for microcontroller market

Research from Fact.MR suggests that the market for microcontrollers will see average annual growth of 10% in the ten years to 2029, driven by automation in consumer electronics, automotive, military & defence, and industrial processes and a shift to smarter devices.

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