Threats and risks

The Economist selects Tempest Security Intelligence to help combat cyber attacks

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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

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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

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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

BYOD is fine - but only on a dedicated network, says WWF CIO

Dave Southern tells Computing how the animal charity runs a separate network specifically for BYOD
06 Nov 2013

Cryptolocker cyber-extortionists extend their deadline for infected users

Cryptolocker cyber-extortionists demand £1,380 to hand over the decryption key - maybe...
05 Nov 2013

SAP users warned over security flaws exploited by banking Trojan

Trojan.iBank updated to scan for SAProuter flaws – up to 5,000 vulnerable systems, according to ERPScan
04 Nov 2013

GCHQ and NSA spying on Google and Yahoo users after cracking the companies' security

US National Security Agency and GCHQ are spying on the users of Google and Yahoo services, according to the latest leaked Snowden documents
30 Oct 2013

Adobe hack affected 38 million users – not three million

Photoshop source code also stolen, Adobe confirms
30 Oct 2013

IT security at 96 per cent of UK businesses "not fit for purpose" - report

Ernst & Young report finds that budget constraints and a lack of skilled resources have hindered firms' fight against cyber-threats
29 Oct 2013

World needs 21 million cyber security professionals - but there's only 3,000 now, warns expert

'671.9 million of the internet's 672 million websites aren't being properly tested,' says WhiteHat's Robert Hansen
17 Oct 2013

Kevin Mitnick: 'The only thing McAfee is good at is making videos'

Outspoken security expert and reformed hacker claims that anti-virus software is next to useless, and shows how peer to peer software can cause devestating leaks of sensitive corporate data
16 Oct 2013

Not enough cyber warriors to fight computer hackers, says former White House security chief

'As with anything, it really comes down to human capital and there simply isn't enough of it,' says Chris Finan
14 Oct 2013

GCHQ leaks 'hand the advantage to terrorists' says MI5 chief

Andrew Parker believes that GCHQ's techniques are necessary for counter-terrorism - and should be kept secret
09 Oct 2013