Threats and risks

Cyber security concerns will rise for all in 2014 - KPMG

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Consultancy says government, business and consumers need to be aware of threats
17 Dec 2013

Indian government to introduce 'total internet surveillance' system

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All emails, blog posts, social media and voice calls in India to be subject to surveillance
17 Dec 2013

Android and Java vulnerabilities to be main targets for cyber criminals in 2014

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Panda Security believes hacks will reach record levels next year
13 Dec 2013

Government suppliers will need cyber kitemark to win business

Government updates its cyber security strategy two years after its launch
12 Dec 2013

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013

Adobe Flash, PDF and Oracle Java “most dangerous” file types

Popular browser plug-ins and apps account for two-thirds of exploits
09 Dec 2013

Microsoft, FBI and Europol deal blow to ZeroAccess botnet

Microsoft works with the authorities to disrupt cyber criminals committing fraud
06 Dec 2013

Microsoft to open up code to customers in a bid to repair damage of NSA revelations

'Enhanced transparency' of code part of a series of measures to repair damage wrought by NSA revelations
05 Dec 2013

'We’re here to manage any device… except Windows Phone' says BlackBerry

No customer demand to prioritise development, says enterprise director
04 Dec 2013

David Cameron to enter talks with China over cyber spying

Prime Minister says 'cyber dialogue between UK and China is necessary'
04 Dec 2013

The Economist selects Tempest Security Intelligence to help combat cyber attacks

Tempest Intelligence enables the publisher to save money and better thwart attacks, says head of infosecurity
29 Nov 2013

New 'internet of things' worm discovered

Symantec announces discovery of a worm that attacks devices such as home routers, set-top boxes and security cameras running Linux
29 Nov 2013

Several UK banks hit by cyber attacks in last six months – Bank of England

Cyber attacks have revealed vulnerabilities which could be significant, report says
28 Nov 2013

Boardroom must understand cyber threats to ensure business security, agree experts

Security expert Graham Cluley and Proofpoint's Mark Sparshott agree security policy must filter down from executive level on Computing web seminar
28 Nov 2013

Warnings over mass Trojan attacks against online bank customers

Neverqest Trojan can attack 'any bank in any country' warns Kaspersky
27 Nov 2013

UK FTSE 350 firms not considering cyber risks – Government

Only a quarter of firms believe CIO is responsible for cyber security
26 Nov 2013

Cyber attacks – up close and personal

Cyber criminals have changed tactics. It’s up to the IT department to let everyone know
25 Nov 2013

Government 'frightened' of warning public about cyber threats

'They're frightened of frightening people and affecting the economy,' says Peter Wood, CEO of First Base Technologies
21 Nov 2013

Better education required to counter ‘culture of carelessness’ and protect mobile data from hackers

Security experts at Trend Micro roundtable debate how to fight threat of mobile data theft
21 Nov 2013

A third of SMBs unaware they've been cyber attack victims

Research by Ponemon on behalf of Sophos says more help needed to enable SMBs to understand cyber threats
19 Nov 2013

Dreamforce 2013: Salesforce promises tougher security

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

CESG and CREST reveal first companies to be certified for Cyber Incident Response schemes

BAE Systems Detica, PwC, Verizon UK are some of the companies selected to help firms deal with cyber attacks
18 Nov 2013

MoD appoints former Post Office and TfL IT chief as CIO

Yvonne Ferguson begins work as a "3* CIO" in January 2014
14 Nov 2013

GCHQ used fake LinkedIn pages bearing malware to attack Belgacom

Spy agency used LinkedIn and Slashdot pages injected with malware to compromise Belgium's national telecoms operator
11 Nov 2013