With more and more people living out large parts of their lives online, cybercriminals are finding endless new ways of stealing identities.
The healthcare industry is under attack, with imposters, fraudsters and cyber-criminals pretending to be people they are not to acquire personal patient data. But the ID theft clampdown has begun.
As the world becomes ever more digitised, the uneasy relationship between personal privacy and national security grows increasingly complex.
Just who are you inviting into your home with that latest 'smart' technology purchase?
We look at the identity theft explosion that leaves people, companies and entire nations wide open. The digital future of healthcare; eavesdropping security agencies; smart gadgets creating opportunities for hackers to entre your virtual home and other disturbing scenarios. Don't have nightmares, do sleep well.
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Jonathan Wilson discusses the impact of cyber-war and cyber-espionage at the industrial and nation-state level with Tom Cross, director of security research at Lancope.
Big data sets are valued for the patterns and trends that they reveal when analysed by equally massive computing resources, but scientists are now questioning whether bigger is always better when it comes to deriving value from the analogue world.
It looked like a meeting of technologies that promised much in principle, but the marriage of high-speed data and mains electricity supply has proved to be a challenge too far for the engineers hoping to channel broadband over power lines.
Software is changing the way that football coaches prepare their match tactics
Author and TV presenter Simon Singh may well be best known for his work on Fermat's Last Theorem, but these days he's investigating the mathematics of America's most famous family.
Can it really be the case that women in engineering have made little progress in almost a century? Archive copies of The Woman Engineer magazine from the 1920s certainly seem to suggest so.
Any fool knows that you don't get rich by giving it away. And yet, in today's digitally connected world, free content is an increasingly popular catalyst for commercial success. Nicholas Lovell's new book explains all.
To support the war effort, the British motor industry successfully readjusted itself in the course of the Second World War with the help of the so-called 'shadow factory' scheme.
With a growing population demanding more food, and an agricultural community constrained by lack of land and water while battling demands for greater sustainability, the challenge of feeding the world is falling at the feet of engineers.
From mass-produced cutlery and stoves to telegraphs and photography, the technological innovations of the Crimean War stretched far beyond the battlefield.
Engineers who wanted to bring water to a Californian desert didn't bank on creating a new sea.
When Andy Green attempts to break the land speed record in South Africa in 2015 his Bloodhound car will be showcasing an array of UK engineering excellence under its skin.
The media has been full of reports of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, but the fear is that there is far worse to come.
A major reform moves for a single market in EU telecoms.
Shed-shooting - a new photo challenge for E&T readers. Is your shed a place you retire to in search of solitude and quiet? Or is it a place where you can safely pursue your creative endeavours? Share your photos with us.
Debate: Driverless cars
ForA future with driverless cars on the roads is one to look forward to and embrace
Professor of innovation and new product development
Profile: Keith Goffin
Keith Goffin is professor of innovation and new product development at Cranfield School of Management with a special interest in breakthrough products. His latest book is ‘Identifying Hidden Needs’, available from Palgrave MacMillan.
AgainstA future with driverless cars on the roads is not one to look forward to and embrace
Director of design
Profile: Marek Reichman
Marek Reichman has been director of design at Aston Martin for eight years and has been involved with some of the world’s most iconic cars, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom, and the Lincoln MKX and Navicross concept cars.
A future with driverless cars on the road is one to embrace
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