Vodafone sustainability report finds 5G and IoT could help UK achieve net-zero

A report from Vodafone and WPI Economics, launched today, calls on the Government to put the fast deployment of digital technology at the core of its forthcoming net-zero strategy. The research shows that the adoption of technology in manufacturing, transport and agriculture could reduce the UK’s overall emissions by as much as 4% a year…

Over 300 million ransomware attacks recorded in first half of 2021, claims study

In the first half of 2021, ransomware attacks skyrocketed, eclipsing the entire volume for 2020 in only six months, according to the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report published today.  With high-profile attacks against established technology and infrastructure, ransomware is now more prevalent than ever. Through the first half of 2021, SonicWall recorded…

Smart City startups to generate $110.7B by 2025

Smart city startups offer innovative solutions for urban challenges, including public and cybersecurity threats, traffic congestion, energy management, and e-governance. Over the years, the revenues of these companies has increased significantly and it is expected to continue growing in the future. According to data presented by AksjeBloggen.com, smart city startups worldwide are expected to generate $110.7bn…

Cybercrime attacks on UK businesses up nearly 25% in 2018, claims survey

UK businesses were subjected to 281,094 internet-borne cyber attacks each last year, according to analysis from Beaming, the business ISP. The volume of attacks on UK companies was nearly a quarter higher (23 percent) in 2018 than 2017, surging to over 1,500 attacks a day on average in the final two months of the year.…