Europe’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open program goes beyond what is known. Seventh year running, it’s now in its last leg with €196.20 to be given away to about 60 ideas with the potential to change the world. Extremely competitive, the winning odds for the upcoming April Call are better than ever.

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FET-Open (Future & Emerging Technologies) is one of the most popular and most competitive funding programs of EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative. …

Computer attack surface and consequent vulnerabilities remains a major cause of cybersecurity concerns. The overall digital ‘attack surface’ is perpetually growing and will continue to significantly increase as we move closer and closer to everything being connected to everything else in the future.

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What Is Attack Surface?

The attack surface of a computer system and software environment is the sum of the different points (the “attack vectors”) where an unauthorized user (the “attacker”) can try to enter data to or extract data from an environment.

In simple terms an attack surface refers to all the ways your apps can possibly be exploited by attackers. This includes not only software, operating systems, network services and protocols, but also domain names and SSL certificates, and even authentication and access control protocols. …

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Since cloud computing took off as a commercial service in 2006 with Amazon’s launch of the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the industry has grown by leaps and bounds. Cloud Computing “-as-a-Service” model is on target to hit $623 Billion by 2023. Yet, it still remains vulnerable to the triple whammy of privacy breaches, security lapses & interoperability issues contributing trillions in annual losses globally. Is there a cure?


In 1961 John MacCharty first suggested that computing can be sold like a utility, just like water or electricity. …



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