19 Jan 2023

Metaverse to bring ‘true productivity’ to industrial environments: Davos 2023

The metaverse continues to be a central talking point among leaders and decision-makers in global industries. For many, the vision of the future of the metaverse is not limited to a gamified version of reality. At the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2023 in Davos, Switzerland, a panel of experts came together

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21 Dec 2022

Current infrastructure can’t support the metaverse, says Huawei report

Chinese telecom giant Huawei doesn’t believe current telecom infrastructure is enough to cope with the needs of the metaverse, adding that 5G and 6G networks just might. The comments came from Huawei’s Middle East region’s chief expert on business and strategy consulting, Abhinav Purohit, who published a three-part blog series on

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23 Nov 2022

Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of 2022

Welcome to the 2022 edition of my top 10 books of the year list. This year, I’ve decided to split the fiction books into an additional category and given you two bonus books for your consideration written by close friends of mine.  With the launch of the Hack Factory this year, I’ve been very focused on business, building technologies, and investing style books. As a result, that is a major thematic for this year.  Noticeably absent are books on Blockchain/Cryptocurrencies as that industry is in the middle of a Creative Destruction phase, and I continue to view cybersecurity as being stuck in a Cyber Winter.

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24 Oct 2022

European Police Warn of Metaverse Cyber-Threats

Europol has warned that Facebook’s Metaverse and similar immersive internet experiences could be a target for ransomware and cybersecurity crimes like identity theft, money laundering, and more. Europol released a report from the Innovation Lab that urges security authorities to begin thinking about the potential threats the metaverse could bring.

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21 Oct 2022

Taking measures to secure the metaverse

The internet you know today is gradually going the way of the original web. The aspect of web3 that’s most exciting–and most concerning to cybersecurity wonks like me–is the metaverse, an immersive 3D experience where people can explore, shop, play games, spend time with distant friends, attend a concert, or

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29 Sep 2022

4 critical steps toward securing Web3

The data on hacks, scams and exploits is in, and 2022 is already the most expensive year for Web3 on record. Where 2021 saw losses of $1.3 billion, losses were already at $2 billion at the close of June 2022. Extrapolating from these numbers, 2022 is projected to see a

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27 Sep 2022

Web3 is coming – with national security implications, too

One of the messiest and thorniest national security challenges is how to keep Australians safe from manipulative online content – now, and into the future. The matter cuts across departmental jurisdictions in a way few other national security issues do – taking in questions relating to freedom of speech, defamation

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01 Sep 2022

The metaverse and Web3 could fail without identity-first security principles: Here’s how IT leaders can take action

As the digital world takes over nearly every aspect of our work and personal lives, 2022 continues to be a foundational year for enterprise leaders to prepare their cybersecurity technology stacks for the future. IT leaders should not get lost in the hype, especially since in my experience, many still focus

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11 Aug 2022

Trend Micro calls out vulnerabilities in metaverse security development

In a new report published by American-Japanese cybersecurity company Trend Micro, the firm said that the Metaverse possesses increasing vulnerabilities that could materialize within the next three to five years. As told by Trend Micro, the top threats to the sector, mainly from a regulatory standpoint, include NFT security concerns, the

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09 Aug 2022

What will cryptocurrency market look like in 2027? Here are 5 predictions

The year is 2027. It’s a time of great innovation and technological advancement, but also a time of chaos. What will the crypto market look like in 2027? (For those unfamiliar, that’s a line from the 2011 video game, Deus Ex.) Long-term predictions are notoriously difficult to make, but they are

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