Threats and risks

Remove Microsoft admin rights to mitigate 92 per cent of vulnerabilities

Using Office 2013
Avecto analysed data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2013
18 Feb 2014

Opposition to care.data grows as NHS suffers two million "serious data breaches" since 2011

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Leaked documents indicate known risk to centralisation and sale of patient records
17 Feb 2014

'Think like a bad guy' to protect against hackers - HP Enterprise Security

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Director of threat research for HP's Enterprise Security business unit says we are "read like an open book"
14 Feb 2014

US government sets out cyber security framework for business and industry

Voluntary framework to protect against cyber threats laid out by NIST and Barack Obama
13 Feb 2014

UK 'lags behind' US in cyber security awareness, claims BT

Research puts UK behind Brazil, US, France, Germany and Singapore in cyber security readiness
12 Feb 2014

Cloudflare claims it has mitigated the biggest cyber attack of its kind

But latest attack not considered big enough to break the internet
12 Feb 2014

State-sponsored agents likely to be behind sophisticated 'Mask' malware - Kaspersky

Kaspersky uncovered cyber espionage tool which targeted governments for seven years
11 Feb 2014

Contactless payments: are we sacrificing security for convenience?

Danny Palmer investigates whether contactless card payments could see us handing our details to cyber criminals, all for the sake of buying a coffee a little quicker
07 Feb 2014

India investigate Huawei for spying on networks

Chinese telecoms firm accused of hacking state-owned systems
06 Feb 2014

Hackers will target businesses with Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics scams

David Grane of Dyn wants businesses to be viligant as the Games begin in Russia
06 Feb 2014

Data available online leaves UK infrastructure vulnerable to cyber attacks - IET

Institution of Engineering and Technology warns 'low level of technical knowledge' required to mount attacks thanks to freely available information
06 Feb 2014

Web firms welcome Cable's comments on cyber security, but say more needs to be done

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills met with industry to discuss protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack
05 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

'Coding error' on NHS website redirected users to malicious sites

Coding error in nhs.co.uk exploited by Czech coder to spread malware
04 Feb 2014

Only one in 10 firms assign a monetary value to data they hold – report

A third of firms have not even attempted to value information assets they hold
04 Feb 2014

Police 'don't give a stuff' about catching cyber criminals, claims Eversheds lawyer

Speaking at the law firm's Retail Conference 2014, Tim Buckingham said cyber criminals aren't convicted because it takes too much effort
30 Jan 2014

BAFTA user data potentially stolen after website "compromised"

BAFTA Guru website victim of a security breach and users warned they may want to change passwords
30 Jan 2014

Internet of things will lead to 'malware on your personal life', warns AVG's CTO

Large enterprises' BYOD policies could have negative consequences, says Yuval Ben-Itzhak
28 Jan 2014

Snowden: US uses internet surveillance for industrial espionage

Will claims of industrial espionage by the NSA place a dark cloud over cloud computing?
27 Jan 2014

Education sector is fastest growing for DDoS mitigation - DOSarrest

Schools and universities could be guarding themselves against their own students, says CTO Jag Bains
24 Jan 2014

EE working on emergency fix to security flaw - UPDATED

Provider's broadband customers who signed up after early 2012 are affected, as are earlier customers who upgraded their routers
21 Jan 2014

All corporate networks harbour malware and cyber-crime networks are expanding – Cisco

“Most organisations, large and small, have already been compromised and don't even know it” - Cisco
20 Jan 2014

Cyber attack launched through fridge as internet-of-things vulnerabilities become apparent

Malicious emails sent via household appliances, says Proofpoint
17 Jan 2014

BYOD: too much choice is a dangerous thing

The wide open landscape of BYOD is being fenced off into more manageable subdivisions like CYOD and COPE. Will these new acronyms help?
17 Jan 2014