Some exciting Cyber News for this Weekend

Well, we do not know whether this news might interest all. But we believe it surely has some substance to excite most of the reading minds.

A bunch of Google employees is said to have signed a petition against their company for developing a separate search engine for the Chinese populace. They believe that the decision was against the corporate policies pushing moral boundaries and will lead to annihilating repercussions on the long run.

Google has decided to react to this issue on an immediate note and will move forward to have a regular company-wide meeting between senior leadership and global employees by this month end.

Some of the employees who are ready to speak about the issue in open say that they want the Alphabet’s subsidiary to share more details about the secret project and also want to the know the progress on the projects related to self-driving cars and artificial intelligence.

Note- Mr. Sundar Pichai has already clarified to the world that the project to offer a separate search engine to Chinese populace is still in a nascent stage and a clarity on the issue is yet to be achieved.

Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that the latest protest comes on the heels of a related letter signed by thousands of Google employees concerned about the use of AI in Project Maven- a US defense project related to using of drones. Based on the protest dynamics, Google opted not to renew the contract which is now said to go to Booz Allen Hamilton.

Coming to other news which might interest most of us, Brian Lord, the former deputy director of GCHQ UK has issued a fresh warning saying that the oil and gas companies operating in and around Britain are vulnerable to cyber attacks. And according to him if this happens, it could prove as a curse to the entire populace of Britain.

As we all know that Oil rigs use half a million processors just to simulate their gas & oil reservoirs and to store petabytes of data and competitive field data; the infrastructure of these companies is most susceptible to attacks.

Lord who now works for a Cybersecurity firm PGI as a Director feels that such infra is second most susceptible to cyber attacks after power and nuclear systems. And the threat to these systems comes mainly from hostile states who are developing disruptive capabilities in order to gain an upper hand in Political and Economic streams in the global arena.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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