Technology News Roundup 21/04/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 21/04/2017 Mastercard creates a new biometric card, a majority of Open Source has secruity flaws, get up to speed with neural networks and deep learning, Sitecore research finds marketers focus too heavy on mobile rather than consumer experience and businesses are more likely to ask google than the government for cybersecurity help. 


Biometric Banking: Mastercard creates credit card with fingerprint recognition to replace pins

Tend to forget your pin at the till? Not keen on contactless? With Mastercard’s latest credit card all you need is your fingerprint. Inspired by Apple’s biometric technology where you can unlock your iPhone using your finger, Mastercard is following suit and making it easier to pay. Apparently, the card works like any other chip card where the cardholder places the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. Fingerprints are just one of several ways biometrics are being used to improve security banking, from selfies and facial or voice recognition to even the way you type on a smartphone are being tested by banks.

Click here to read more   (City A.M.) 20/04/2017



Majority of Open Source has security flaws

Majority of Open Source has security flaws

An audit conducted for the Black Duck 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis has found 96% of applications across all industry sectors contained open source and a large proportion were vulnerable to open source security issues. The results also showed that overall, 60 percent of the applications audited contained high-risk vulnerabilities. Chris Fearon director at Black Duck’s Open Source Security Research Group said that “the results of the COSRI analysis clearly demonstrate that organisations in every industry have a long way to go before they are effective at managing their open source.” They also revealed that every version of Linux, PHP, Ruby on Rails and MS.Net contained high-risk vulnerabilities.

Click here to read more     (Computer weekly) 19/04/2017


Neural Networks – a pathway to Deep Learning

Did you know that neural networks are the foundation of the new and exciting field of deep learning? Deep Learning is currently making state-of-the-art advancements in Machine Learning from beating players at Go and Poker, to speeding up drug discovery and assisting self-driving cars. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Learning you will also need to know how neural networks work. This tutorial article on Adventures in Machine Learning, is designed to help you get up to speed with neural networks as quickly as possible.

Click here to read more (Adventures in Machine Learning) 18/03/2017


It’s not about the Device it’s about the Experience  

According to recent findings from Sitecore’s “Global Consumer Mobile Research Study” too many marketers are focused on mobile devices instead of the consumers using the devices. Charlotte Ziems, editor in chief and VP of content marketing at Sitecore says “it’s not about the device, it’s about the experience”. The survey of more than 4,500 consumers in 11 countries found that though consumers rely heavily on mobile for everything from their daily alarms, texts, social media and searching the web, 60% feel that their mobile expectations aren’t being met in terms of user experience. Ultimately revealing that customers’ brand interactions on mobile starts with a focus on the customer rather than on the device.

Click here to read more  (DMN) 29/03/2017


Business are more likely to Google cyber security guidance than use government resources

New figures suggest that the government’s efforts to help businesses tackle cyber security threats face an uphill struggle, despite almost half of businesses being hit by a breach or attack in the past year. According to the government’s annual cyber survey, awareness about government initiatives remains relatively low and approaching authorities was found to be “uncommon”. It also found that just over half of businesses have sought out any information, advice or guidance on cyber threats from any source. Only four percent of businesses referred to government sources, 32 percent turned to external security or IT consultants and 10 percent search for help online.

Click here to read more  (City AM) 19/04/2017


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