Your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 28th July 2017 includes a cloud-to-cloud attack against Microsoft Office 265 users, the 2040 diesel and petrol car ban in the UK and the Barking and Dagenham results from limiting its’ number of fast food outlets.
“An operationalized cloud-to-cloud brute-force attack against Microsoft Office 365 users has hit high-level employees at multiple Fortune 2,000 organizations.” Read the full article here.
“Two-thirds (65%) of global consumers believe their government is abusing its powers to access data on them, while a similar number disagree with encryption backdoors, according to new research from Venafi.” Read the full article here.
Health & Safety
“Three companies have been fined a total of more than £1m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.” Read the full article here.
“Signing off the much-anticipated ISO45001 for publication by the end of 2017 has become a possibility, following a positive vote on the second draft of the international standard.” Read the full article here.
“in 2010, Barking and Dagenham became the first UK council to try to limit it’s number of fast food outlets, in response to a ‘health crisis affecting our young people’. So has it worked?” Read the full article here.
“Pizza lovers will be able to download the Domino’s ‘Skill’ onto Alexa on their Echo or Dot devices, order their pizza by voice and then ask where exactly their pizza is using new GPS technology.” Read the full article here.
“The government has announced that the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 as part of £3 billion plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution” Read the full article here.
“Adobe has confirmed it will retire the much-maligned Flash platform at the end of 2020, marking the end of an era for web content.” Read the full article here.
“Is the UK’s energy infrastructure ready for a huge increase in electric cars on the road?” Read the full article here.
“UK to pioneer energy innovation through batteries in homes as energy department announces £246m research funding.” Read the full article here.
“Is it time to reconsider the widespread advice that people should always complete an entire course of antibiotics?” Read the full article here.
“A study released this week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing raises interesting questions around workplace wellbeing through the use of artistic interventions.” Read the full article here.
“ANALYSIS: Some well-known features in Windows are on their way out as Microsoft cleans out obsolete code and features to make way for new ones” Read the full article here.
“Tales in Tech History: Amazon – from online book retailer to tech giant. Scourge of the High Street? How a simple online book seller transformed itself into global e-commerce and tech giant.” Read the full article here.
“Free movement of people between the EU and UK will end in March 2019, says UK Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis.” Read the full article here.
“Early talks on post-Brexit trade deal ‘increasingly unlikely’Michel Barnier, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, says lack of clarity from Britain means autumn trade talks are unlikely to take place” Read the full article here.
The Lighter Side
“Truck loads of snow has arrived at a zoo in Lapland in northern Finland so that the resident polar bears have some snow to play in the warm weather.” Watch the video here.
“A runaway cow must have really wanted to go to the moo-vies – after it was spotted browsing the listings at a local cinema.” Read the full article here.
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