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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017
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Cyber security certification from CompTIA “first to address behavioural analytics”

To combat the increasing risk of cyber attacks, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) – the leading IT Trade Association – has unveiled a “groundbreaking, vendor-neutral” certification. Entitled CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CSA+),...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Eric O'Neill
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Ransomware: The Fastest Growing Threat in 2016

Carbon Black’s data shows that ransomware instances grew by more than 50% in 2016 compared to 2015. In fact, ransomware emerged as the fastest-growing malware across all industries in 2016, with major increases seen at technology companies, energy and utility companies and...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017
Ryan Kalember
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Learning IT Security Lessons from iCloud

Remember the Apple iCloud hack of late 2014 involving photos of celebrities? The lurid details have been exhaustively documented elsewhere so let’s not dwell on them here. What, though, should your organisation take away from that particular episode in terms of security...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
John Davies
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Security around The Internet of Things “demands serious consideration”

Nobody would doubt that the integration of physical and logical security has proven to be highly beneficial for both disciplines. With The Internet of Things (IoT) promising exponential growth and options for systems integration far beyond this, there also needs to be a word of...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a co-operative research and education organisation focused on cyber security issues
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“Growing mobile attacks demand better trained staff and processes” states SANS Institute expert

In the wake of the recently uncovered DarkHotel attack which used compromised Wi-Fi networks in Five-Star hotels to hack the traditional and mobile devices of visiting high-level executives, there’s still a lack of awareness around the risks posed by mobile devices....
Posted On 31 May 2015
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Data Centres: Tomorrow’s Targets for Terrorism?

In light of recent events including the DDoS cyber attacks on Sony Corporation’s PlayStation and Entertainment networks, one prime area for reassessment by security and IT professionals just now is that of data security. Not just online safety from the perspective of the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
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