Latest Cyber security articles

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

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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

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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

Operation Cleaver hackers from Iran have been found hitting 50 oragnisations in 16 countries
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

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: warnings on cyber criminal and hacker threats ahead of Christmas retail rush

Consumers warned 'too good to be true' offers are likely to be ploys by cyber criminals and hackers to steal data
25 Nov 2014

Sony Pictures targeted by hackers - shuts down internal network in response

Hackers reportedly tried to blackmail Sony, warning that it had stolen 'top secret data'
25 Nov 2014

What exactly did security software companies know of Regin, the latest malware disclosed by Symantec this weekend?

H4cked off: Security software companies have some questions to answer about Regin, the latest state-sponsored malware that has been observed in the wild for at least six years
25 Nov 2014

Stuxnet-style malware 'developed by Western intelligence agency' uncovered in Russia and Saudi Arabia

Symantec warns that many components of Regin probably 'remain undiscovered' and that 'additional functionality and versions may exist'
24 Nov 2014

Malicious phishing attacks are far more effective than most businesses realise, claims expert

Neira Jones tells Computing that too many businesses are failing to give cyber security the priority it deserves
20 Nov 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

Drones 'used to harass people' and 'for criminal conduct' say police

Lords inquiry hears unmanned flying devices already being used for 'malicious' acts
18 Nov 2014

'We'll hire hackers' to solve cyber skills crisis say over half of UK firms

KPMG study finds that firms are becoming 'increasingly desperate' when it comes to filling the cyber skills gap
17 Nov 2014

Threat intelligence – the best form of defence?

Major organisations are subject to millions of 'security events' every week, but which ones should be ignored and which investigated? IBM argues that threat intelligence can help
17 Nov 2014

DDoS attacks cost businesses average of £25,000 per hour finds study

Half of surveyed companies recording £300,000 losses in average six-hour attack
13 Nov 2014

Security-Officer-as-a-service - what does it mean and who is it for?

A cyber-skills shortage is leading smaller firms to opt for a part-time CISO, but does it keep them secure, and would it work for larger companies?
11 Nov 2014

First serious iOS malware discovered; already logging calls and phonebooks in hundreds of thousands of devices

Can also attack Windows devices, Palo Alto Networks advises
07 Nov 2014

Influence: The Top 5 IT budget killers, and how CIOs can avoid them

What are the biggest causes of unnecessary IT spend? Watch this video to identify and prevent them.
05 Nov 2014

Contactless Visa credit and debit cards open to £1m theft flaw

Flaw in contactless payment cards leaves users wide open to thefts of up to £1m
03 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Hitting Belgacom while it's down, and could Universal Credit be in a worse state than realised?

Candid interviews dominate the top 10: David Davis MP, Belgacom's Fabrice Clement and a job centre whistleblower
31 Oct 2014

Francis Maude: 'The internet is too large for any organisation to fight cyber crime alone'

Cabinet Office Minister tells Payments Council Cyber Security Conference that cooperation is the key to the fight against cyber crime
31 Oct 2014