Security technology

Hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

Hackers have disrupted access to Sony's Playstation website
Sony has once again seen its online services taken down by outsiders
08 Dec 2014

More control needed for biometrics in smartphones, says ex-GCHQ boss

Apple has used the launch of the iPhone 6 to update its privacy policy
Apple's iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner is secure now, but it's only a matter of time before cyber criminals find a way in, says Sir John Adye
01 Dec 2014

Four arrests in UK for 'Ratting' computer hijacks

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Another 11 individuals in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway and Romania also arrested in connection with the same crime
21 Nov 2014

Malicious phishing attacks are far more effective than most businesses realise, claims expert

Neira Jones tells Computing that too many businesses are failing to give cyber security the priority it deserves
20 Nov 2014

BlackBerry-Samsung MDM security partnership is ‘positive for enterprise’

Deal means Samsung benefits from BlackBerry’s security reputation, while BlackBerry can move away from its ‘practically over’ hardware business
19 Nov 2014

BlackBerry widens its cross-platform security reach with Samsung tie-up

The start of a beautiful friendship?
14 Nov 2014

DDoS attacks cost businesses average of £25,000 per hour finds study

Half of surveyed companies recording £300,000 losses in average six-hour attack
13 Nov 2014

Influence: The Top 5 IT budget killers, and how CIOs can avoid them

What are the biggest causes of unnecessary IT spend? Watch this video to identify and prevent them.
05 Nov 2014

Microsoft reveals ramped-up security offerings for Windows 10 and Office 365 across multiple devices

Company wishes to 'significantly improve system protection against modern threats' says Belfiore
28 Oct 2014

Symantec to split into separate storage and security firms

Move comes after similar announcement by HP and follows difficult few years for the security vendor
10 Oct 2014

BSkyB deploys Splunk to monitor cyber-attacks on customer accounts

Other areas of BSkyB are also interested in deploying the Splunk platform
09 Oct 2014

H4cked Off: Naivete, thy name is Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's solutions to the problem of personal data privacy, shared at IP Expo today, don't address the biggest challenge: most people just don't care
08 Oct 2014

NASDAQ attempts to shield itself from Shellshock with help of Splunk

The US stock exchange had previously used Splunk to combat the threat from Heartbleed
08 Oct 2014

83 million addresses hit in JPMorgan hack, says bank

America's largest bank reassures customers that passwords not included
03 Oct 2014

Laya Healthcare selects FireEye to thwart unauthorised access to networks

Irish healthcare insurance provider believes keeping members' data safe warrants the money being spent on security solution
26 Sep 2014

Security technology was viewed like tax – nobody wanted to pay for it, says Vormetric CEO

Alan Kessler tells Computing attitudes to security have changed, and it's now seen as an enabler rather than a hindrance
16 Sep 2014

How to convince your boss to adopt the cloud? Remind them a 'galactically large' gang of bad guys is out to get them, suggests Steven Sinofsky

If you store credit card details on-premise that's the reality, says ex-Windows president
05 Sep 2014

'Staff would just open up Dropbox accounts all over the place' admits US government services CIO

A salutary lesson on shadow IT and why enterprise-grade cloud sharing platforms are a good idea
05 Sep 2014

Barclays unveils blood-reading authentication technology for corporate banking clients

'It’s very, very simple, yet it's very, very secure,' bank says of vein authentication technology
05 Sep 2014

AVG to buy MDM provider Location Labs in $220m deal

Location Labs backed by $26m in venture funding from BT, Intel and Qualcomm
04 Sep 2014

Majority of email users can't detect phishing scams, warns McAfee

In tests, 79 per cent of users failed to detect at least one phishing attempt
04 Sep 2014

All 500,000 Cryptolocker victims can recover files for free

FireEye and Fox-IT team up to offer 'master decryption key' but not all files will be able to be decrypted
06 Aug 2014

Hardware market 'does remain a focus' says BlackBerry enterprise chief

Passport 'will not be for everyone', but company continues to work on new devices, says Sims
29 Jul 2014

Security vs performance

Imposing security from above can make IT the ‘Department of No’, writes John Leonard, meaning it’s important to strike the right balance
21 Jul 2014