Threats and risks

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

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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

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

Global shipping vulnerable to hackers

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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

Heartbleed developer speaks as security flaw found in Cisco and Juniper gear

Major networking equipment suppliers affected by Heartbleed security flaw as developer goes public
11 Apr 2014

"Lack of knowledge" about extent of cloud services use putting organisations at risk

Skyhigh Networks CEO Rajiv Gupta tells Computing the average number of 'shadow IT' cloud services in the enterprise is 588
10 Apr 2014

OpenSSL bug ‘Heartbleed’ on the loose – easily exploitable glitch that’s been there the whole time

“Shows just how important it is for due process and care to be taken in the development stages of new software” says HP
09 Apr 2014

Nine in 10 organisations don't feel protected against 'insider threats'

Ovum and Vormetric research suggests 'privileged users' seen as an increasing risk within the business
03 Apr 2014

Government launches Computer Emergency Response Team to fight cyber crime threat

Delayed CERT-UK will coordinate with industry to protect against computer crime and state-sponsored cyber espionage
31 Mar 2014

Experian subsidiary sold personal details to fraudster in six-year scam

US subsidiary of Experian sold 500,000 records to fraudster posing as private investigator
31 Mar 2014

Obama to ask Congress to end NSA bulk data collection

Administration will also seek the NSA to hold onto call data for only 18 months, as opposed to the current five years
26 Mar 2014

Businesses should have to report cyber attacks, says shadow defence secretary

"Serious questions need to be asked about the nature of the cyber threat facing the UK" says Labour's Vernon Coaker
24 Mar 2014

Energy firms 'increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic cyber attacks'

Marsh report warns industrial control systems leaving 'open door' for hackers
18 Mar 2014

Morrisons employee arrested over payroll data theft

Insider apprehended over the theft and publishing online of payroll data of 100,000 staff
17 Mar 2014

MoD cyber crime warning to SMEs: ‘They’re out to get you’

Ministry spokesperson warns SMEs gathered at Coventry University that they're a prime target for hackers
14 Mar 2014

US security agency using automated platform to spread malware

Up to 100,000 PCs compromised according to the latest documents from Edward Snowden
13 Mar 2014

IT Leaders' Forum: Security in the age of insecurity

How can organisations avoid falling dangerously behind in the cyber security arms race?
11 Mar 2014