01 Jun 2022

The metaverse: Tech game-changer or security nightmare?

Imagine this: Within the next 10 years, you’re in the metaverse and celebrating a successful business deal, but the joyful moment dissipates as it’s quickly becoming apparent that the avatar (person) was not who you thought it was. Reality sets in. You’ve just become the victim of a cybercrime. Your financial

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30 May 2022

Will Russia Launch a New Cyber Attack on America?

Policy circles in Washington are now debating how Vladimir Putin might respond to a major contraction of the Russian economy and clear signs that Moscow is losing the war in Ukraine. Some posit that a cornered president, furious and facing a near defeat, might indeed respond brutally—moving the proxy confrontation

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27 May 2022

Making the Metaverse Safe For Everyone

Unlike any other time in history, the past decade has shown us the power of technology to transform our working and personal lives. Technology-enabled shopping, banking and working from any location made the restrictions from COVID-19 more manageable. We are also getting a hint of the power that big data,

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27 May 2022

How We Might Overcome DeFi’s Pitfalls

Satoshi Nakamoto imagined a trustless, transparent financial system without the need for intermediaries like banks mediating everyday transactions. Nakamoto’s philosophy reached its zenith with the emergence of smart contracts and decentralized finance (DeFi). The DeFi sector grew significantly, and its total volume locked (TVL) surpassed $250 billion in 2021. Despite turbulent

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26 May 2022

A lesson from the Ukraine war: Secure our semiconductor supply chains

There are many lessons emerging from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and others yet to be discerned. One insight that the war has reinforced concerns the tremendous strategic value of semiconductors. These tiny silicon chips offer a huge warfighting advantage for the Ukrainians — but also should remind the United States

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25 May 2022

How to build an economically viable, inclusive and safe metaverse

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of people have relied on media and technology to inform, entertain and educate themselves, do business, and socialize. But the shift in usage patterns does not automatically mean that everyone understands what the metaverse is. Fewer than one in five (16%) of Americans

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25 May 2022

Crypto Hacks Aren’t a Niche Concern; They Impact Wider Society

The attack against the Ronin Network in March was quickly speculated to be one of the largest cryptocurrency hacks of all time. Approximately $540 million was stolen from the cryptocurrency and NFT games company in a combination of USDC and Etherium, with $400 million of the stolen funds owned by

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23 May 2022

Crypto needs rules to rein in volatility

Have we just seen a cryptocurrency meltdown or just another blip in a highly-volatile global coin market in urgent need of a regulatory reboot? Over $500 billion (£400bn) of crypto value was wiped out in less than a fortnight resembling the dot-com boom of 20 years ago. And we all

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23 May 2022

Bill Gates Explains Why He Doesn’t Own Any Cryptocurrency

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates isn’t a fan of cryptocurrency. Gates, now fourth-richest person in the world with a net worth of $125 billion, said during a Thursday Ask Me Anything exchange on Reddit that he doesn’t own any digital currency. “I like investing in things that have valuable output. The value of

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18 May 2022

What the War in Ukraine Means

Amid the largely kinetic activity involving the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, numerous shifts in the cyber landscape are occurring. Leading up to the military invasion, Putin made overtures of cyber recourse to his global opponents. Over the last week, the cyber tables turned against him. In addition to Ukraine’s

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