Here at Cypher HQ we’re preparing for this year’s PAT test. A PAT test is short for Portable Appliance Test, which means all of our equipment will be reviewed to ensure it is safe enough to work with. It gives us a good opportunity to check all of our gear and go over what we have.
We've got a lot going on at Cypher HQ currently!
As of now, we're editing the videos from the HR Leaders Conference in Paris, the Essentra Conference in London, and the FS Tax Leaders Conference in Rome. On top of that, we're also working on a project with one of our clients that cannot be named as of yet. The final project will be a specialist Health Policy Forum used to dedicate the development and continuing support of policy initiatives to improve global public health, whenever an unmet medical need exists.
PIN numbers could be a thing of the past according to Visa; “In 2020, the average consumer will have more than 200 passwords they have to remember.” The credit card giant is currently working alongside the finance and payment industry on new ways of accepting card payments using other forms of verification.
You may have seen the uproar in the news regarding Net Neutrality in the USA. Ajit Pai, an American attorney and chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), proposed that Net Neutrality should be scrapped due to bigger websites taking up more bandwidth than they should have. Netflix uses 1/3 of America's bandwidth, this is why Ajit Pai is pushing to get rid of Net Neutrality.
In March of 2017 the United Kingdom followed in the footsteps of the United States with an aeroplane technology ban. The ban was implemented for long haul flights from 6 different Middle Eastern countries to the U.K. and U.S. The 6 countries impacted are Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.