BBC Tech

Are electric cars as ‘green’ as you think?

It's predicted that by 2030, over 125 million electric vehicles will be owned by people worldwide. But where's the lithium that powers their batteries coming from? Most of the world's stocks of this lightest of metals are found in brine deep beneath salt flats, high
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Reuters news

Huawei to develop radars for self-driving cars, top executive says

BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will utilize its 5G technologies to develop radar for self-driving cars, its deputy chairman told a conference, as the Chinese manufacturer looks to play a bigger role in the auto industry. Huawei will build an “ecosystem” of car-equipped
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ISC2

Why Certified Cloud Security Professionals are in Higher Demand Than Ever

A new report from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 threat intelligence team titled “Cloudy With a Chance of Entropy” reports that there are at least 34 million vulnerabilities across some of the largest cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure.

Notably, the threats were not found to be the result of cloud providers themselves, but rather the applications customers deploy on cloud infrastructure. As the report states, “cloud service providers maintained their sterling reputation for platform security . . . however, consumers of infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service (IaaS and PaaS) cloud offerings continue to struggle with getting the basics of security right.”

The surging adoption of cloud container systems such as Docker and Kubernetes is leading to many of these issues. The report states that more than 40,000 container systems operate under default, insecure configurations. 65% of all cloud-related incidents between February 2018 and June 2019 were the result of misconfigurations by customers. The advice from Palo Alto is clear. “Security teams need to embrace containers as they are key to enabling DevSecOps. However, teams also need to ensure that the applications and hosts are securely configured and monitored.

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