Peter Sayer

IDG News Service - Paris bureau chief

Peter Sayer covers European public policy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and other technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

24 best free security tools

24 best free security tools

24 best free security tools

Check out these 24 free, standout software tools that will make your daily security work easier.

The biggest security startup deals of 2018 (so far)

The biggest security startup deals of 2018 (so far)

Recent VC investment in cybersecurity has tended to favor companies applying machine learning techniques to security problems. Here are some of the largest dealmakers that will be bringing you the next wave of security technology.

Hottest cybersecurity products at RSA 2018

Hottest cybersecurity products at RSA 2018

Here's a quick run-down of some of the new products announced at the conference, or shown there for the first time.

Don’t rush to deploy 5G if you want IoT security, agency warns

Don’t rush to deploy 5G if you want IoT security, agency warns

Flaws in 2G, 3G and 4G networks could be repeated in 5G, says EU IT security agency.

Latvian mobile operator invites cyber attackers to have a go

Latvian mobile operator invites cyber attackers to have a go

Security researchers wanting to test the kind of malware that could break public networks now have a place to do so in safety.

Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B

Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B

Symantec has found a way to make a dispute with Google over the validity of its TLS and SSL website certificates go away -- and get paid almost US$1 billion in the process.

Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

Ukraine's Cyber Police have intervened to prevent further cyberattacks in the wake of last week's "ransomware" attack.

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...

Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

The U.S. National Security Agency is now suggesting government departments and businesses should buy smartphones secured using virtualization, a technology it currently requires only on tablets and laptops

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