Security technology

Blackphone promises to put privacy first

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New venture by Silent Circle and Geekphone aims to keep calls and texts private
17 Jan 2014

Sack security personnel who can't say why they're adding security - Dr Ian Levy, CESG

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Information assurance body technical director says more security doesn't always mean better security
14 Jan 2014

GSM mobile security was weakened after pressure from the UK

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Security standards for 2G communications were deliberately downgraded, say engineers who worked on original project
10 Jan 2014

Yahoo users' PCs infected by malware from ads

Security firm SurfRight estimates that 2.5 million PCs could have been affected
06 Jan 2014

FireEye acquires cyber incident response firm Mandiant for $1bn

Mandiant has been been a partner of FireEye's since April 2012
03 Jan 2014

RSA ‘categorically denies’ secret ties with NSA

RSA says it has not "intentionally" weakened any of its products or taken payments to introduce weaknesses
23 Dec 2013

Government advises public sector organisations on cloud services

Document intended to help organisations consider security features of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
23 Dec 2013

Charting progress through awards

Egress Software Technologies followed up its 2011 UK IT Industry Award for security innovation with an even more prestigious accolade in November
16 Dec 2013

Encryption, tokenisation and proxies: the intricacies of cloud security

Obscuring information before sending it to the cloud is a no-brainer, isn’t it? John Leonard investigates
10 Dec 2013

Your hard drive is playing up - should you stick it in the freezer?

John Leonard takes a look around the data recovery centre at Kroll Ontrack
05 Dec 2013

80 per cent of staff use 'risky' unauthorised apps on corporate networks

McAfee report suggests corporations could be at risk through use of shadow IT, but others suggest IT department should adapt to new methods of working
04 Dec 2013

We should replace the word 'cloud' with 'somebody else's computer', says security expert

When thinking about security we need to remember the physical reality of cloud computing, Graham Cluley tells Computing
02 Dec 2013

NCG Banco: 'We will continue supporting BlackBerry as a corporate solution'

Large Spanish bank installs BES 10 and over 1,600 devices, even as C-level BlackBerry staff are shown the door
27 Nov 2013

Microsoft will encrypt messages in Office 365

Keeping the spies out
22 Nov 2013

Dreamforce 2013: Salesforce promises tougher security

Data drawn from third party sources should lock authentication up tight, says Leach
19 Nov 2013

How Qualys network security tools protect University of Westminster from cyber threats

The university's network security officer Ashley Pereira on why the institution chose QualysGuard Cloud Platform to protect against threats
07 Nov 2013

Dark Mail: Secure email project planned to combat the NSA and PRISM

Secure email providers collaborate on email platform designed to thwart government surveillance
04 Nov 2013

Company claims CAPTCHA-breaking AI breakthrough

Start-up Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can break CAPTCHAs
28 Oct 2013

Home Office working with Google, Apple, Samsung to tackle growing number of mobile thefts

Government wants new security features to make handsets less attractive to thieves
14 Oct 2013

ICO insists its policy on fines is not biased against public sector

'I certainly wouldn’t suggest people have been let off’ says ICO tech group manager Rice
11 Oct 2013

Banks to undergo extensive cyber threat test

Simulated cyber attack to test strength of financial services firms' defences
07 Oct 2013

Banks ordered to bolster cyber defences by FPC

'Concrete plan' by banks to handle cyber attacks to be handed to Financial Policy Committee in six months
02 Oct 2013

Splunk 2013: Top enterprise cyber security 'appalling' - former NSA CIO/CTO

Dr Prescott Winter tells Splunk 2013 big data is key to upping poor cyber security among big business
02 Oct 2013

Hackers crack Apple iPhone 5S with warning that biometrics are 'inherently insecure'

Chaos Computer Club posts video of iPhone 5S breach to claim $13,000 reward for cracking Apple's security
23 Sep 2013