Hartford InsurTech Hub hails hearty start-ups for 2018

Connecticut-based Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, has unveiled its 2018 cohort of start-ups for its inaugural insurance acceleration programme. The 11 selected firms comprise a mix from sectors such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics and natural language processing (NLP) combined with cybersecurity, smart home and health insurance. According to the hub, over […]

Using the web to access online banking? Who is protecting the browser side?

To date, there hasn’t been a way to understand if online users are being compromised or to be sure precisely what they are seeing whilst visiting and interacting with a web page. We know that endpoint security and anti-viruses fail and online users can be infected even with all the precautions that they may take. Server-side security is now very mature and excellent progress has been made in that particular field.

The AI arms race might be a bit more dangerous than you think

In the tech world, an arms race usually a metaphor for two companies battling for supremacy, but McAfee thinks it might be a bit more literal for artificial intelligence (AI) as hackers upskill to make use of the breakthrough, reports (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). As one of its predictions for 2018, security software vendor […]

Bank of England launches youthful cybersecurity challenge

The Bank of England (BoE) has unleashed a cybersecurity challenge for the young at heart as it seeks to maintain monetary and financial stability. It cites recent cyberattacks on high-profile systems and organisations such as the Bank of Bangladesh as something to be wary of. To that end, it’s calling for people to: “Think big. […]

Crime thriller: Trading Down, by Stephen Norman – part 3

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing some extracts from a new crime thriller, Trading Down, by Stephen Norman, long serving CIO/CTO of RBS Global Markets. Here, in the third and final extract, we return to the action at the Hamilton Datacentre crisis.