Latest Cyber Security articles

Adobe hack affected 38 million users – not three million

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Photoshop source code also stolen, Adobe confirms
30 Oct 2013

Q&A with the Cyber Security Challenge participant who landed a cyber role at PwC

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Computing speaks to Chris Doman, who came second in one of the challenges, about how the CSC enabled him to enter the cyber security field
29 Oct 2013

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

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

NIST releases cyber security framework to help US firms reduce risks

President Obama had instructed NIST to develop a voluntary framework for critical infrastucture owners and operators in February
23 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

NSA chief talks up need for cyber security legislation

Keith Alexander also backs MI5 head, and asks telecoms firms to trust the NSA
11 Oct 2013

ICO insists its policy on fines is not biased against public sector

'I certainly wouldn’t suggest people have been let off’ says ICO tech group manager Rice
11 Oct 2013

Adobe cyber attack: 2.9 million customers' private data stolen

Credit card and debit card details, expiration dates, and other data all removed from Adobe's systems
04 Oct 2013

Ex-NSA CIO blasts US government's 'terrible' cyber security - and companies aren't much better

You're on your own, warns Dr Prescott Winter, even though many companies have 'appalling' cyber security
03 Oct 2013

Banks ordered to bolster cyber defences by FPC

'Concrete plan' by banks to handle cyber attacks to be handed to Financial Policy Committee in six months
02 Oct 2013

Splunk 2013: Top enterprise cyber security 'appalling' - former NSA CIO/CTO

Dr Prescott Winter tells Splunk 2013 big data is key to upping poor cyber security among big business
02 Oct 2013

MoD recruiting 'cyber reservists' to defend the UK and attack enemies

Recruitment for cyber workforce will begin in October
30 Sep 2013

What actions are needed to plug the cyber security skills gap?

In the final part of our interview with Labour MP Chi Onwurah, she suggests areas where the government needs to take action to plug the cyber security skills gap
27 Sep 2013

Cyber mercenaries 'hit and run' warning after Kaspersky Icefog hacker discovery

Report from Kaspersky details 'advanced persistent threat' from group mainly targeting South Korea and Japan
26 Sep 2013

E-skills and Cyber Security Challenge bid to make cyber security appealing to students

Two new programmes set to launch this month in secondary schools
13 Sep 2013

How can you attract talent to the cyber security profession?

In part two of Computing's interview with Labour MP Chi Onwurah, she explains how talent can be attracted into the security profession
09 Sep 2013

NSA has 'circumvented or cracked' internet encryption exposing banking systems, medical records and more

You really do have no privacy on the internet, even if you use encryption, due to secret NSA and GCHQ spying activities
06 Sep 2013

Most public sector execs believe government must do more to bolster cyber defences

Two-thirds of public sector officials believe Cabinet Office underestimates cyber threats, finds McAfee survey
02 Sep 2013

Degree-level apprenticeships in cyber security launched in the UK

Apprenticeships are part of a new 'Cyber Academy' backed by John Lewis, IBM and more
02 Sep 2013

David Willetts: Government is trying to create pathways into the cyber security profession

Minister of state for universities and science tells Computing that some initiatives are already in place
30 Aug 2013

Is there a cyber security skills gap?

In part one of an interview with Labour MP Chi Onwurah, she tells Computing why she believes there is a cyber security skills gap
28 Aug 2013

PwC hires former head of Met police e-crime unit to advise on cyber crime

Charlie McMurdie to take up ‘senior crime adviser’ role at consultancy firm
22 Aug 2013