The Bjorn Borg Effect, Sweden and Tech Unicorns

How tech companies like Spotify, Skype, Clavister and others show why Sweden has the perfect conditions for tech incubation Sweden is amazing for many reasons, its healthy lifestyle and population, its incredible nature and open expanses and its open-minded Nordic attitudes. What might come as a surprise though is that it’s also a tech superpower,…
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The Threat of the East

Once upon a time, state sponsored surveillance and privacy threats were the domain of the West. But as Chinese telecom infrastructure vendor Huawei shows, Asia is emerging as a formidable threat to our businesses.

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Writing Security Policies, the Impossible Mission

Security policies are an essential ingredient to any successful security strategy, some might even argue that policies are the most important part of security controls, but how easy is it to write those security policies? Well, not as easy as we all want it to be. Clavister’s resident security expert, Ahmed Musaad, gives a primer…
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Move Over GDPR, NIS is the Gorilla in the Room

The new acronym has a far greater impact for cybersecurity than the privacy focused GDPR act. The legislative armageddon known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is fast approaching this May with the financial consequences for non-compliance (up to 4 percent of worldwide total) causing a fair amount of justified alarm. But however important that…
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Of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: how cybersecurity needs to know the value of each to get the best of both

Recent discussions within the security community point to a need to understand this two fields to apply them effectively. The increasing drumbeat of machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it affects cybersecurity is growing, a fact that was easily seen at the recent Black Hat 2017 gathering. Of the vendors and solutions present,…
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A breach of (public) trust?

Two massive political fallouts—one European, one Asian—show that the tolerance for data mishandling is zero. And when GDPR arrives, the repercussions will be financial as well. This week, the Swedish government barely managed to survive one its most serious challenges. A vote of no confidence was mounted against three ministers by the opposition that—in normal…
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Another shot across the World War 3.0 bow?

The expulsion and impending sanctions against Russia for cyberattacks on the 2016 presidential election make the new Cold War a few degrees hotter It’s yet another development of World War 3.0 – the slow and steady march of nation state sponsored cyber conflict, as entities hit against digital and even critical infrastructures. US president Obama’s…
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