Latest Cyber security articles

Google defends policy to abandon security fixes on Android versions older than KitKat

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Is Android finally too fragmented to keep supporting earlier WebKit builds?
26 Jan 2015

Opposition grows to 'snoopers' charter' introduced by the back door

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House of Lords vote on terrorism bill today could see twice-rejected Data Communications Bill become law
26 Jan 2015

Retailers are facing up to severe threat posed by cyber security lapses, says top lawyer

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Pinsent Masons partner and retail head Tom Leman claims that retailers are starting to face up to security threats
21 Jan 2015

'Weak link' employees with poor cyber security training leaving banks and government vulnerable

'A major bank or government service can be brought to its knees by an online onslaught,' warns Professor Richard Benham
20 Jan 2015

Shoe retail chain Office decommissions servers after security breach

ICO says firm is making sure the issues around data breach are resolved
19 Jan 2015

Cameron and Obama reveal plans for UK and US to stage 'cyber war games' to boost cyber defences

Simulated attacks will see Wall Street and City of London attacked in effort to bolster cyber defences
16 Jan 2015

Google angers Microsoft (again) with another security flaw disclosure

Microsoft claims that Google's disclosures increase the risk of zero-day exploits
16 Jan 2015

Mass electronic surveillance doesn't work, warns Open University security lecturer

David Cameron's plan to make all internet communications readable slammed by IT security specialist
16 Jan 2015

Government selects CGI to develop National Security Vetting Solution

Four-year deal will see IT services firm develop tool to manager more than 200,000 security clearance applications a year
15 Jan 2015

Heartbleed taught us we're vulnerable, so what do we need to do differently in 2015?

Chris Wysopal, co-founder, CISO and chief technology officer of Veracode, discusses the lessons learned from the security scares of 2014
14 Jan 2015

Sony Pictures' internal network remains down following November's GoP attack

Sony claims hack hasn't affected operations at the film studio as staff go offline to get work done
12 Jan 2015

Don't use WhiteHat's Aviator browser 'if you’re concerned about security and privacy', warns Google

But WhiteHat hits back at Google, stating that the firm exploits users' private data to make money
12 Jan 2015

NSA chief calls for improved cyber crime response, but Snowden argues US should focus on defence

Admiral Mike Rogers and whistleblower Edward Snowden obviously have different views on NSA activities
09 Jan 2015

Post-Christmas influx of new mobile devices poses enterprise security threat, warns EY

Businesses must ensure BYOD is properly managed, argues Massimo Cotrozzi, director of cyber crime investigations at EY
08 Jan 2015

'Privacy and security implications' of Internet of Things must be addressed, warns US Federal Trade Commission

Edith Ramirez states unregulated IoT could see businesses take 'deeply personal' information without user knowledge
07 Jan 2015

JP Morgan identifies insecure server as entry-point for summer hack

Server overlooked by security staff when JP Morgan implemented two-factor authentication
23 Dec 2014

Cyber security contractors' day rates rise to £500 as demand for security specialists booms

Companies are turning to contractors as the supply of skilled cyber-security staff dries up
19 Dec 2014

Top 10 IT security stories of 2014

Computing looks back at some of the more significant IT and enterprise security stories to take place this year.
16 Dec 2014

FBI alerts US firms to Iranian hacker threat

SQL Injection, spear phishing, and water-holing attacks thought to be originating from Iran, warns report
15 Dec 2014

Sony hackers: it's not the North Korean government, nor an insider, suggests security expert Bruce Schneier

Private emails from ordinary staff released by Sony hackers show why privacy is so important – Schneier
15 Dec 2014

Government: 'We want more people to develop cyber security skills'

Government knows more needs to be done to ensure UK citizens and businesses are protected against cyber crime
12 Dec 2014

Hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

Sony has once again seen its online services taken down by outsiders
08 Dec 2014

North Korea is not denying movie-leaking cyber attack on Sony Pictures

'Wait and see' is government’s cryptic response
02 Dec 2014

Health companies should invest in analytics to ward off cyber attacks, says report

'Not a matter of if, but when' attacks will happen says VP of research, IDC Health Insights
28 Nov 2014