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Threat intelligence – the best form of defence?

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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

EU network and information security directive should focus on critical infrastructure, argues software industry lobbying group

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Business Software Alliance argues that security directive needs to overcome patchy security across the EU
12 Nov 2014

Anonymise, encrypt, control access and assess risk – a security pro's four-point security checklist for big data

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MWR InfoSecurity's Guillermo Lafuente describes the main steps organisations need to take in order to secure their big data systems
10 Nov 2014

Symantec to lay-off 10 per cent of staff as it prepares to split in two

Around 2,000 staff to be made redundant in preparation for company split
07 Nov 2014

Technology companies 'are in denial' about 'web’s misuse' by terrorists, says GCHQ boss

Companies should support government attempts to monitor the web, argues new GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan
04 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

Russia and China to sign cyber-security treaty in November

Cooperation agreement will enable the two countries to conduct 'joint cyber-security operations', according to Russian press reports
26 Oct 2014

GCHQ cyber-attack cost 'several million euros', says Belgacom security head Fabrice Clément

GCHQ's Belgacom attack mainly compromised staff with technical profiles, says Clément, in wide-ranging interview
26 Oct 2014

China's 'great firewall' being used to mount attacks on Apple's iCloud

Chinese government using 'great firewall' to mount man-in-the-middle attacks on Apple's infrastructure
21 Oct 2014

Police given automatic access to mobile phone records – web browsing next?

Police given online access to phone records under RIPA – will this be extended to web browsing under the proposed Communications Data Bill?
10 Oct 2014

Cash machines running Windows being emptied by 'Tyupkin' malware

ATMs across Eastern Europe emptied by malware that instructs the machine to dispense cash without card
08 Oct 2014

Viator data breach could affect 1.4 million customers

Customers of TripAdvisor-owned Viator could have had their payment card information stolen and account data swiped
23 Sep 2014

JP Morgan denies that system blueprints were stolen in June cyber attack

JP Morgan attackers took details of software run across the global bank – although bank denies that any money was taken
16 Sep 2014

Analysis: Why is Adobe Acrobat so insecure?

Acrobat used to be a simple application that replicated paper documents, but Adobe's efforts to update it have made it more insecure
15 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Doom for Canon printers!

Internet-connected Canon Pixma printers cracked by security company – and modified to play Doom
12 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Barclays wants to read your veins, the BBC thinks you're a filthy pirate and a little-known company released a new mobile phone...

Only one thing could push security off the top this week when a little-known company released a new mobile phone...
12 Sep 2014

Security warning over the Internet of Things

Lack of security built into the Internet of Things could be catastrophic, warn researchers
11 Sep 2014

Google Gmail users told to change passwords after five million accounts were compromised

Russian hackers release login names and passwords of five million Google Gmail users
11 Sep 2014

RBS among the Salesforce users targeted by 'Dyre' malware

Gang behind the Dyre Trojan believed to have been commissioned to target Salesforce users
09 Sep 2014

Global bank sanctions database at risk, warns former GCHQ security specialist

US-based database intended to help banks avoid breaching far-reaching US sanctions could be at risk of attack
08 Sep 2014

Apple promises to upgrade iCloud security after celebrity nude photos hack

Apple CEO Tim Cook promises iCloud security improvements, which will be implemented in two weeks
05 Sep 2014

FBI to investigate celebrity iCloud hack as attackers promise more releases

US authorities brought in to investigate hack on celebrities' Apple iCloud accounts
02 Sep 2014

GCHQ and NSA security staff tip-off Tor developers over bugs

NSA and GCHQ staff are routinely tipping off Tor over bugs the security agencies are trying to exploit
22 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014