Threats and risks

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

Business secretary Vince Cable
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

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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

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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

Darting for cover: the pros and cons of cyber insurance

A growing number of UK organisations are predicted to take out cyber insurance policies this year. So what’s driving this uptake and are there any pitfalls IT leaders need to be aware of?
16 Jan 2014

'Companies are losing the battle against cyber crime' - KPMG auditors

KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute warns about poor quality data hampering cyber protection efforts
16 Jan 2014

Web security providers welcome government Cyber Streetwise campaign

Sophos, Symantec and Tenable all support new effort to raise cyber awareness
13 Jan 2014

'Significant changes' at Target following hack, as UK government launches 'cyber streetwise' campaign

Government campaign to raise awareness of cyber issues comes after Target CEO speaks out about attack
13 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: World of Warcraft players' enemy isn't Orcs or monsters, it's cyber criminals

World of Warcraft players need to be ever vigilant about cyber criminals faking 'Account Investigation Notification' emails
09 Jan 2014

Organisations must have a proper BYOD policy, says ICO

Information Commissioner's Office warns that employees need guidance as to how to handle data on personal devices
09 Jan 2014

More than 80 per cent of employees use 'non-approved' SaaS apps - report

Less than half are concerned that their use of unapproved software could lead to data loss
08 Jan 2014

World of Warcraft players warned of Trojan malware attack

World's most popular MMO once again target of cyber criminals
06 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

H4cked Off: Snowden’s not the messiah, or even a particularly naughty boy. He’s just some guy.

Let's drop the profile pieces and get back to the slightly wider issue of all the illegal data theft, yeah?
02 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