#nationalcybersecuritymonth | HackerOne divorces itself from Voatz following months of disputes with researchers

For the first time since HackerOne – a bug-bounty-hosting platform which employs “ethical hackers” to find and fix exploitable vulnerabilities in businesses and organizations’ security perimeters – was launched, it recently summarily sacked a vendor from its platform, explaining it believed biometric mobile voting app Voatz’s attitude was a bit…

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More mines declaring force majeure

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) was the first of local miners to declare force majeure, three weeks ago, after an explosion at a converter plant forced its hand. A force majeure is where a company can’t fulfil its contracts, as a result of unforeseen circumstances. The shutdown of the converter plant…

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#hacking | Supercomputers Key to Bio, Cyber Virus Defenses

America’s two oceans that once symbolized an enduring national myth of invulnerability from faraway health disasters and malevolent threats no longer offer any such illusion. Two huge game changers, trans-ocean airliners and a globally-wired-together, AI-empowered Internet of Things, have rendered previous geographical separations and territorial boundary controls defensively impotent against…

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