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The European Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon worth around €250 million

This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it allowed Amazon to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Luxembourg must now recover the illegal aid more
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Internet of Things, more present in our lives than we think

Telefónica presents ‘Things Matter’, a study on Internet of Things focused on the user. Also presented The Thinx, an innovative space for partners and companies with the goal of promoting an open ecosystem for the development of Internet of Things through experimentation in real life. Several case studies show that IoT is already a reality applicable to businesses and to users’ daily lives

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Former U.S. Army General and cyber expert George Franz joins Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) continues to build out its next generation cyber offerings and expand its seasoned leadership team, hiring Former Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command, Major General George Franz, U.S. Army, (Ret.). Franz has joined AFS as a cybersecurity expert providing leadership for its business initiatives that cut across the defense and security markets

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Products

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Things Mobile: the first global mobile operator dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) is born

Things Mobile to connect millions of devices around the world - even without Wi-Fi more
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Javelin Networks announces $5M Series-A funding to fuel its next-generation active directory protection platform

The company appoints key industry veterans as executives to lead sales and board more
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GSMA launches IoT Big Data Directory to support growth of innovative new IoT solutions

New service makes harmonised data from multiple sources available to developers more
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Interviews

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The Mind of the Hacker - Insights from GCHQ, MI6 and Israeli Intelligence

It used to be the trickery of the disinterested joker – bright youngsters pulling the data strings just to see what would happen. Then came criminals, adapting old con-trickery and thieving skills to the new cyber environment. Then it escalated to international gangs and now we are faced with political interest and rival shaping a post-truth world. Where are we heading? What is already happening? Vital questions must be addressed in this opening session before we turn to the technologies, solutions and strategies for securing the Cloud and Internet of Things. Brian Lord, OBE – former GCHQ Deputy Director for Intelligence and Cyber Operations – begins by describing the big picture, how it is evolving and where we could be heading. How is the balance of knowledge and power changing? And how will this affect our industry, business and society?

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New technology approaches to today’s threat environment

Too often the bad guys are winning. Every day we learn about more cyber attacks – that is to say, more successful examples where hackers manage to penetrate vital business or government systems, steal data, steal money, steal intellectual property, and insert secret back doors for continuous surveillance, espionage, and sabotage

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Thinking Secure? Or Just Feeling Secure? The need to accelerate creative innovation on this side of the law

Nir Zuk, serial entrepreneur & founder, Palo Alto Networks, at NetEvents EMEA Press Summit Barcelona 2011 more
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Articles

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New McAfee report highlights global impact of changing data protection landscape

Seventy percent of business decision-makers say GDPR will make the European Union the world leader in data protection more
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Many utilities believe cyberattacks could bring down the electric distribution grid in the next five years, Accenture finds

Coupled with anticipated risk to employee and customer safety and physical assets, unprepared distribution utilities must act now to improve cybersecurity capabilities
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Gartner says digital transformation and IoT will drive investment in IT operations management tools through 2020

The growth of digital business and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive large investment in IT operations management (ITOM) through 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. A primary driver for organizations moving to ITOM open-source software (OSS) is lower cost of ownership

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