IBM has created a new app to determine whether or not a company's systems have been compromised by cybercriminals. But industry experts say the real threat to companies' cybersecurity is simply worker negligence. Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security providers Digital Pathways, explained the biggest worries for companies.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are on the rise, so the debate in central banks is how to tackle digital money. Central banks certainly could enter this market, but would it be the right thing to do? Matt Cox has been hearing from monetary innovation specialist, Garrick Hileman.
The ONS has released its latest data on cybercrime, showing that there have been more than 5.8 million incidents in the last 12 months. One in ten adults have been a victim in the past year, and it's expected that the crime rate is set to double. So whats the impact of such crimes on businesses?
Joe Aldridge found out from Charlie McMurdie, Senior Cybercrime Advisor at PwC.
Has virtual and augmented reality come of age? Nintendo's Pokemon Go is the talk of the town, and developers are pushing VR platforms.
But virtual reality has a difficult job on its hands. How is it going to widen its appeal to a wider age-range of people who aren't much interested in gaming or even strapping a gadget to their heads?
Unity Technologies is a leader in creating the platforms used to create interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences, with almost a half market share, and used by over 5.5 million registered developers.
Marcos Sanchez, Head of Global Communications at Unity, and joined the team to discuss further.
Data contains more than meets the eye, "hidden" information called Metadata exists in most digital information that's transferred. Now, security experts are warning that companies storing Metadata could be risking their customers security and privacy.
Matt Cox found out more.
Virtual Reality was touted as the future, but has its place as the new entertainment medium been lost? The release of a new mobile game, Pokemon Go, has shown the massive success of VR's cousin "Augmented Reality". Matt Cox has been exploring the differences between Virtual and Augmented reality entertainment, and if it means VR has crash landed before it even took off.
Advertisers are turning away from traditional print mediums, meaning news sources have had to turn to other methods to make up the revenue. Online sites for these news media companies were meant to buoy up profits, but ad-blocking technology has eaten into revenues, and now the rush is on to search for a sustainable business model in the post-ad block world. Matt Cox spoke to digital media and product strategist, Nic Newman, to find out more.
In 2015, during London Technology Week, Wayra UK launched startupDNA, the first research study to reveal the social makeup of Britain’s start-up ecosystem. The Diversity Tech Summit is designed to bring together key individuals to pursue a diversity agenda and meet the challenges outlined in the startupDNA executive summary. Danny Bartlett, from Wayra UK, joined Share Radio to talk on the summit.
Plastic 3D printers have slipped into the public consciousness and are used by companies to print bespoke plastic parts - but what if the same could be done with complicated metal structures for use across industry and manufacturing? Matt Cox has been hearing from Dan Michaels, German Business Editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's recently written about the new industrial process.
Peter Randall, CEO of London start up SETL, talked about blockchain and its impact on financial institutions. SETL is launching ‘the world's first commercial platform for using blockchain technology to register and settle securities transactions’. Peter discussed the platform.