#PeriodicWrap – 10th October, 2016

We had a great week last week with the Queensland Government’s Small Business ‘Digital Savvy’ Day  with the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre. At the end of this post are links to some more photos and presentation segments.

We had a question today on xBox Live as it looked as if ‘someone else may have been in there‘. Here are some things we can do toward a safer experience.

It came out in the press this past week that ‘wi-fi is watching us’ however, if we were to look at this more closely, does this provide us with a source of information that could be used as a helpful #CyberInnovation to predictively identify us?

Also this week, IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) became a fully independent body under ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Further detail and a background was covered by the BBC including a last minute court challenge, which was dismissed. And, we saw an interesting strategy to combat security vulnerability disclosures to the market by 3rd parties – find and disclose them ourselves along with what we are doing about it in the medical arena. Well done J&J.

SEB (Sweden) and RBS and Natwest (UK) have engaged Artificial Intelligence (AI) with IBM Watson to trial a virtual chatbot for some customer service functions. This is a #CyberInnovation that seeks to inherently provide a higher level of security in the functionality it provides. Unless breached, the system ‘will never deviate’ from regulations and it would all be audited.

And, finally, Australia launched its second NBN satellite, nanotechnology can allow us to consume a 4 wheel drive, and we saw coverage of facebook’s prototype lab (‘Area 404’ – nice play). I want one.

I hope you have a good week ahead. We are very much looking forward to presenting our conference paper at Bond University for the 4th Forensic Accounting Teaching and Research Symposium this Thursday and Friday.

@DrSallyErnst

Moderator, #CyberSecurityNetworks

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