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A foolproof method of preserving data security

In the battle to protect the security of digital information, a Swiss company has used quantum mechanics to develop a new form of cryptography which makes decoding data impossible – even as computers become much faster. The increasing processing power of computers is making it easier for hackers to decipher encrypted information by finding the […]

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    The power of film to expose human rights abuses

    Israeli entrepreneur Oren Yakobovich has created Videre est Credere, a human rights organisation which helps communities to film and document the violence and corruption they experience, and distributes the material to create change. From his childhood, Oren Yakobovich had always wanted to join the Israeli defence forces. His parents had immigrated to Israel in 1967, […]

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      Protection for critical infrastructure

      Increasing concerns about potential cyber attacks on satellites, energy installations and defence systems call for more creative threat responses, according to an expert in international security at a leading UK think-tank. The enormous growth in the processing power of computers has put great connectivity in the hands of users, but it has also offered great […]

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        Strong earnings growth from an industry which is expanding fast

        Stocks in businesses that provide security solutions in a wide variety of market sectors are proving to be an attractive investment theme with growth fuelled by innovation, urbanisation and regulation. When Pictet Asset Management launched the Security Fund ten years ago, the security market was not seen as a strong or growing one. But today […]

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          The evolving threats from cyber terrorists

          Terrorist organisations intent on destroying their enemies are using increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to damage critical infrastructure and kill large numbers of people, according to a former Israeli security chief. Governments and large organisations trying to protect themselves from large-scale cyber attacks face two primary challenges in the modern era, according to Doron Bergerbest-Eilon, the […]

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            Security in a digital world

            We live in a digital world where security threats are proliferating and becoming more sophisticated. The Summer 2017 issue of Pictet Report, examines the nature of these threats and various aspects of online security. On a personal level, people find hackers trying to access their personal information online for criminal purposes. Commercial organisations and public […]

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            Eliminating the ocean’s garbage patches

            Youthful entrepreneur Boyan Slat is pioneering a technology to remove the millions of tons of unsightly plastic trash floating on the surface of the world’s oceans, which endangers marine species and pollutes the human food chain. The five plastic garbage patches circulating in the world’s largest oceans have long been seen as a threat to […]

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              Superior returns from intelligent machines

              Advances in natural language understanding and generation will change the way that humans interact with computers and smartphones in sectors like healthcare – and also in personal assistants such as Apple’s Siri

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