The proliferation of new wireless communication technologies within consumer electronics and smart devices is overtaking the skills of the information security industry
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Wireless security skills “must be prepared for the Internet of Things era” asserts SANS Institute

The proliferation of new wireless communication technologies within consumer electronics and smart devices is overtaking the skills present within the information security industry. That’s the considered view of Larry Pesce, a leading expert in the field and SANS...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
Shami Chakrabarti: director of Liberty
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Liberty and Big Brother Watch back calls for overhaul of State surveillance laws

Civil liberties and Human Rights campaigning organisations Liberty and Big Brother Watch have jointly welcomed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s call for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance outlined in the Investigatory Powers Review....
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
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Investigatory Powers Review highlights law that’s “fragmented, obscure and under constant challenge”

This morning in Parliament, Prime Minister David Cameron published the much-anticipated report of the Investigatory Powers Review. Entitled ‘A Question of Trust’, the document was submitted by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and a debate...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
James Welch of Liberty
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Liberty takes fight against mass surveillance to European Court of Human Rights

Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal’s ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal. Liberty is challenging the Tribunal’s December 2014 judgement that GCHQ’s Tempora...
Posted On 13 Apr 2015
Privacy and security regulatory activity are now at a record high
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“Privacy and security regulatory activity at record high” finds PwC Enforcement Tracker

The enforcement activities of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have increased over the past three years, with a marked shift away from headline grabbing financial penalties in favour of more subtle and sophisticated enforcement tools. According to PwC’s new Privacy and...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
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UK businesses “reluctant to stick their head in the Clouds” according to KPMG research

A global study of almost 2,100 contracts covering deals worth £7.8 billion suggests that Cloud-based services are failing to capture the popular imagination of UK businesses. It also suggests that organisations are increasing the level of IT services they outsource to improve...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015
GCHQ at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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“Intelligence sharing between UK and USA was unlawful” rules Investigatory Powers Tribunal

GCHQ acted unlawfully in accessing millions of people’s private communications collected in bulk by the USA’s National Security Agency. That’s the ruling of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which was announced today. The Tribunal found that the intelligence sharing...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
Google has been under the watchful eye of the Information Commissioner's Office
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Google set to change privacy policy in wake of ICO investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has required Google to sign a formal undertaking that will improve the information it provides to individuals about how it collects personal data in the UK after concerns were raised around changes to the company’s privacy policy....
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
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Gateway to Data Security

An explosive growth in cloud applications has dramatically changed the security architecture enterprises need to protect themselves. As a result, those same enterprises are realising they must re-assess their states of security, privacy and compliance such that they can be ‘cloud...
Posted On 10 Jan 2015