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Managing big data privacy and ethics

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Experts discuss big data ethics at Computing's recent Big Data Summit 2014
15 Apr 2014

BlackBerry Messenger and Secure Work Space affected by Heartbleed security flaw in OpenSSL

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Security updates planned for BlackBerry Messenger and Secure Work Space – but most BlackBerry services don't use OpenSSL, says company
14 Apr 2014

Microsoft: Our mobile app store is beating Android and Apple, thanks to microtransactions

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'We have a child-proof PIN option, but it’s turned off by default' says head of the Windows Phone client store program at Microsoft, Zac Woodall
14 Apr 2014

Confusion over conflicting advice over Heartbleed OpenSSL security flaw

Change passwords now or not... conflicting advice adds to confusion over Heartbleed security flaw
10 Apr 2014

OpenSSL bug ‘Heartbleed’ on the loose – easily exploitable glitch that’s been there the whole time

“Shows just how important it is for due process and care to be taken in the development stages of new software” says HP
09 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014 - Keeping your data lake pure and secure

Intel's Richard Pilling explains how to ensure your structured and unstructured data is of high quality, and stored safely
03 Apr 2014

Second compromised tool found in RSA Security's Bsafe suite

NSA penetrated RSA Security more deeply than first thought
02 Apr 2014

Experian subsidiary sold personal details to fraudster in six-year scam

US subsidiary of Experian sold 500,000 records to fraudster posing as private investigator
31 Mar 2014

Obama to ask Congress to end NSA bulk data collection

Administration will also seek the NSA to hold onto call data for only 18 months, as opposed to the current five years
26 Mar 2014

Morrisons employee arrested over payroll data theft

Insider apprehended over the theft and publishing online of payroll data of 100,000 staff
17 Mar 2014

Cyber security - what does the future hold?

Callum Sinclair, partner at law firm DLA Piper, reflects on the EU Directive for Network and Information Security - and highlights the risks in imposing more red tape on businesses
14 Mar 2014

UPDATED: Morrisons staff payroll data stolen and published on the internet

Morrisons promises that "no colleague will be left financially disadvantaged"
14 Mar 2014

US plans to electronically monitor workers with security clearances

Monitoring system will link to up to 40 outside databases – including credit agencies and, potentially, medical records
13 Mar 2014

British Pregnancy Advice Service fined £200,000 after hacker threatened to publish 10,000 customer data sets

Charity’s plea of ignorance on site data storage 'no excuse' says deputy commissioner Smith
07 Mar 2014

Malware writers 'using marketing techniques' to evaluate their attacks, claims Proofpoint

Attackers using techniques adopted from top marketing companies to avoid anti-spam email security – and to entice people to click
07 Mar 2014

Half of us leave Wi-Fi on while shopping, but what is our smartphone saying about us?

Retail analytics firm Viewsy uses Wi-Fi to analyse shopping habits, but beware the temptation to check your bank balance in the café
07 Mar 2014

MWC 2014: 'Good is not good enough,' says BlackBerry CEO Chen

Read the fine print and free is not free' says Chen of Good’s migration policy
27 Feb 2014

CIO Priorities - Tony Pepper, CEO, Egress Software

Stuart Sumner speaks to Tony Pepper, CEO, Egress Software, about his priorities, and his thoughts about current technology trends
25 Feb 2014

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash link to new cyber attacks

Security company FireEye claims attackers are using unknown flaws in IE10 and IE9 to attack web users
14 Feb 2014

When is an opt-out not an opt-out? When it's a care.data opt-out

Details of patients that opt out of care.data will still be uploaded into the centralised system
10 Feb 2014

Barclays' customer details stolen and “sold” for £50 per file to City brokerage

27,000 files of customers to Barclays' financial planning arm stolen and sold to City brokerage
10 Feb 2014

The threat to internet security from quantum computing

Like nuclear fusion, universal quantum computers always seem to be five years away. But as John Leonard reports, a major breakthrough may not be far off, and for internet security nothing will be the same again
03 Feb 2014

Cloud conundrum at Deloitte: An interview with CIO Matt Peers

Deloitte’s CIO tells Sooraj Shah of his hope that clients will fully trust the cloud in the next three years
31 Jan 2014

3 keys to getting business buy-in for an enterprise wide back-up and recovery strategy

Join us for this web seminar in which we will be looking at how we can make informed strategic decisions about investments whose main benefit is the ability to maintain rather than enhance the bottom line.
30 Jan 2014