Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram services were down for hours and internal communication is collapsing. The company cites human error as the cause, but Sandro Gaycken, director at the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, believes "suspicious" anomalies point to a hacker attack.
The Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin and Xayn highlight the potential of a decentralized new approach to implement and futureproof governmental AI strategies and elaborate on potential use cases in the health sector and law enforcement.
In government, the use of AI often fails because of the privacy dilemma. New decentralized, privacy-friendly technologies such as masked federated learning could change that, explain Martin Schallbruch, director at the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, and Michael Huth.
The FBI has recouped almost all the Bitcoin ransom paid in connection with the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline. Isabel Skierka from ESMT Berlin told DW this was a sign US law enforcement can get online criminals even abroad.
The world's largest meat processing company has resumed most production after a weekend cyberattack. Isabel Skierka, program leader for technology policy and a researcher with the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, thinks the vulnerabilities exposed by this attack and others are far from resolved.
From May 10-11, 2021, the Cybercrime Conference C³ will take place at ESMT Berlin, organized by the German Federal Criminal Police Office together with ESMT’s Digital Society Institute (DSI) under the umbrella “European Strategies against a Global Challenge.”
"Festnahme in Berlin – Cyberwar-Experte zu G7-Treffen"
May 4, 2021 | radioeins wach & wichtig
Sandro Gaycken, director of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) at ESMT Berlin, assesses the efforts of the G7 countries in the fight against disinformation on the Net.
CDU/CSU and SPD have now agreed on a procedure for determining whether Huawei will be allowed to help build the new mobile networks. Martin Schallbruch, director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, says that no complicated votes are required makes the process much simpler.
The scientists, including Martin Schallbruch, director of the Digital Society Institute at ESMT Berlin, agreed to develop recommendations for action for the state government at the initiative of the prime minister.
The Digital Society Institute of ESMT Berlin participated as cohosts in the first annual Cyber Strategic Dialogue Series' workshop by The Naval War College’s Grace Hopper Chair of Cyber Security and the Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies.