Latest Cyber Security articles

What makes the ideal chief information security officer?

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QA technical consultant Mark Hutchings explains which skills are prerequisites for a role as CISO
05 Jun 2014

National Crime Agency issues warning over GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware

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P2P network that controls banking Trojan taken down in action led by FBI
03 Jun 2014

NHS cyber security 'suffers from lack of data ownership'

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Coventry University's Dr Siraj Ahmed Shaikh responds to report Criticising cyber security in healthcare
30 May 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

Security experts' surprise over report claiming healthcare 'lags behind' in cyber security

Mimecast and Trustwave question claims made in report by risk start-up BitSight
29 May 2014

Enterprise Cloud Forum: Almost half of enterprises 'prehistoric' with respect to BYOD, says Oracle security VP

'We need a whole new industry to prevent us slowing down' says Hartwell
27 May 2014

Blitzkrieg - changing tactics in the email security wars

Agari CEO Patrick Peterson explains how attackers go in under the radar
23 May 2014

EBay reveals it was hacked in February 2014, personal data compromised

"Change your passwords," urges company, three months too late
21 May 2014

Businesses risk data breaches due to 'confusion' over privileged users

Raytheon report suggests organisations recognise threats posed by staff with access to sensitive information, but aren’t sure how to stop 'curiosity' leading to a potential data breach
20 May 2014

Snowden: How the NSA 'interdicts' networking equipment to implant back doors that phone home

'Supply chain interdiction' programme implanted NSA malware on US-made networking hardware
13 May 2014

Staff ignore good cyber security practices if systems and policies are badly designed – report

Organisations need to improve their security practices to encourage staff to adhere to them, claims Government Office for Science report
12 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

One-third of IT chiefs believe enterprise security ‘lagging behind’ modern IT trends

Computing research reveals a third of organisations struggling to adapt to the use of cloud and BYOD technology
08 May 2014

Orange hacked again – 1.3 million accounts compromised

Orange hacked for the second time in three months. No financial data was stolen, it claims
08 May 2014

Patchy defences against enterprise application security threats

Computing research reveals gaps in security provision that could give attackers a way in
07 May 2014

Innovative ways for CISOs to raise cyber security awareness

CISOs at Infosecurity Europe 2014 explain how they're using new techniques to train staff in cyber security
07 May 2014

DDoS attacks: A third of UK companies estimate losses of over £240,000 per day

Public-facing areas like call centres, customer services and marketing absorb over 40 per cent of DDoS-attack-related costs
07 May 2014

Infosec 2014: What did we learn?

Join Computing staff for a discussion on our main takehomes from this year's conference
02 May 2014

Computing Refresh: Box delays IPO, Europe fails, and all your data belongs to US

Join the Computing team for a quick update on all the latest IT news
02 May 2014

BBC: Involve all staff in cyber security education

BBC’s head of information security explains that all security incidents are an opportunity to learn and improve, and that communication with stakeholders is paramount
02 May 2014

Less than one-third of 'serious' security breaches made public

Security incidents routinely hushed up – even if sensitive data is leaked
01 May 2014

BBC: “Incident response isn’t a paper you put on the shelf and just grab when someone starts screaming”

David Jones, head of information security at the BBC, explains how incident response works at the broadcaster, and stresses that organisations must move away from a blame culture when it comes to security breaches
01 May 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: EU cybercrime head blames TOR for making it difficult to catch criminals

Tools used to access the "deep web", Bitcoin and Edward Snowden blamed by European cyber-crime fighters
30 Apr 2014