DORA, Cybersecurity Attacks and how to survive them

It cannot be any more relevant or current to be discussing and looking into cybersecurity issues and concerns, for any type, size or form of organization you may be involved in. Only in the last three weeks we have seen governmental institutions being immobilized due to cyber attacks, with hackers requesting, among others, ransom toContinue reading “DORA, Cybersecurity Attacks and how to survive them”

Technology, disruptions and legal determination

If there’s one definite thing that we had to learn over the last 11 months is how to persevere. How to “face adversity“ in our lives (be it in the form of house quarantine, business lockdown, limitations to our freedom, to our health and for many even losing loved ones) and through that to “buildContinue reading “Technology, disruptions and legal determination”

Football and Blockchain: can they “kick it off”?

Authored by Mikaela Kantor and Iacovos Kouppas. As much as the last three months have been immensely informative and we have all developed new skills in our efforts to keep ourselves busy: be it banana-breads, gardening, dog-walking or hosting excellent “Houseparties”, there’s one thing that we have all, more or less been missing: live sportsContinue reading “Football and Blockchain: can they “kick it off”?”

Is blockchain the answer to preventing pandemics like COVID-19?

This is not a news alert, by no means. We all know the deal with COVID-19 – it has monopolised our news pages for the last month with the last two weeks reaching an unprecedented high. As if the world has literally stopped spinning; but it has also literally not stopped spinning. Regardless, precautionary measuresContinue reading “Is blockchain the answer to preventing pandemics like COVID-19?”

Making university finances easier

This September, just like every September of every year, thousands of 18+ year olds are being sent off by their parents in pursuit of “Higher Education endeavors” across Europe and/or generally all over the world. This September, just like every September of every year, millions of parental monies €/£/$ are wasted on money exchange/commission payments/Continue reading “Making university finances easier”

Throwback to what we’ve learned so far…

It is common that with every summer ending we tend to reflect back to the “year” we’ve had; be it the start of a new academic year (traumatized from our plentiful school years), the end of the financial year at work (and the crossing of fingers for a hefty bonus) or even that we willContinue reading “Throwback to what we’ve learned so far…”

“Cash or card, miss?” “Cryptos, please”.

We’ve crunched through half of July (already?), which essentially means that we’ve only got another month and a half to go with that “summer feeling” and before you know it Santa hats will be back in season – depending of course where you live, since that feeling is very much prolonged in places like CyprusContinue reading ““Cash or card, miss?” “Cryptos, please”.”

Digital fitness: Can I really get paid for going to the gym?

Update: At the time of publishing this, the intro line should really say ” I have just returned home after my not-so-usual 5km run by the Limassol seaside”.  I have just returned to my desk after my usual lunch time gym session. Today was another one of those days where I had to really convinceContinue reading “Digital fitness: Can I really get paid for going to the gym?”

Can blockchain really be “social”?

When talking about blockchain technology and its uses across various industries, many are those who will, on the first instance, think “What even is blockchain?”, will wonder for a bit, then declare that “it’s all computer stuff and I don’t get it”; and that’s when the thought ends. Others will by default relate in theirContinue reading “Can blockchain really be “social”?”