Threats and risks

CISOs of top firms suggest strategy changes for security teams

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Security leaders from the likes of Coca-Cola, eBay and Walmart urge security teams to "look three years ahead"
14 May 2014

Snowden: How the NSA 'interdicts' networking equipment to implant back doors that phone home

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'Supply chain interdiction' programme implanted NSA malware on US-made networking hardware
13 May 2014

Point-of-sale malware becoming more sophisticated – report

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PoS malware has been put under the spotlight since US retailer Target revealed its systems had been infected
13 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

IT staff being targeted by foreign intelligence agencies - MI5

MI5 warns top companies that their IT staff are being targeted
09 May 2014

One-third of IT chiefs believe enterprise security ‘lagging behind’ modern IT trends

Computing research reveals a third of organisations struggling to adapt to the use of cloud and BYOD technology
08 May 2014

Patchy defences against enterprise application security threats

Computing research reveals gaps in security provision that could give attackers a way in
07 May 2014

DDoS attacks: A third of UK companies estimate losses of over £240,000 per day

Public-facing areas like call centres, customer services and marketing absorb over 40 per cent of DDoS-attack-related costs
07 May 2014

Less than one-third of 'serious' security breaches made public

Security incidents routinely hushed up – even if sensitive data is leaked
01 May 2014

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

FBI bigwig pleads for help from ISPs in fight against cyber crime

No mention of Prism surveilance as G-man appeals to industry for help in securing data access
30 Apr 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Europe has “completely failed” at producing web companies so cannot complain about US spying

"It's easy to blame the USA for treating the EU as a colony" says F-Secure’s Hypponen
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Word document threat intelligence not good enough - Santander

Threat intelligence providers that send their reports as Word documents are not doing their job properly, says head of operational risk unit
29 Apr 2014

Microsoft admits major vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Windows XP users most at risk from 'Operation Clandestine Fox'
28 Apr 2014

Global shipping vulnerable to hackers

Experts warn automated systems could be exploited by cyber criminals
25 Apr 2014

Computing Refresh: 25 April 2014

Microsoft acquires Nokia, Bank of England employs hackers, Heartbleed continues to run riot
25 Apr 2014

Should enterprises be forced to disclose data breaches?

Graeme Burton tackles the thorny issue of the need for corporations to admit their IT security breaches to the public
23 Apr 2014

Significant rise in state-backed Eastern European cyber espionage

Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report shows cyber espionage is on the rise, particularly in Russian-speaking regions
22 Apr 2014

Why the enterprise must ensure it has a proper security policy

In today's connected world a business must ensure that its mobile and web-based software is secure. This means that application security needs to be a core competence in any organisation's security strategy
15 Apr 2014

BlackBerry Messenger and Secure Work Space affected by Heartbleed security flaw in OpenSSL

Security updates planned for BlackBerry Messenger and Secure Work Space – but most BlackBerry services don't use OpenSSL, says company
14 Apr 2014

Microsoft: Our mobile app store is beating Android and Apple, thanks to microtransactions

'We have a child-proof PIN option, but it’s turned off by default' says head of the Windows Phone client store program at Microsoft, Zac Woodall
14 Apr 2014

Heartbleed: First reports of exploits emerge, warns US government agency

US Department of Homeland Security warns of first reports of Heartbleed OpenSSL exploits found in the wild
11 Apr 2014

NSA used Heartbleed security flaw to spy on internet users, claims Bloomberg

Bloomberg report suggests NSA knew about the bug and exploited it instead of blowing the whistle
11 Apr 2014