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  • News: InfoSec 2012: One in 10 second-hand hard drives contain personal data

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a report revealing that one in ten second-hand hard drives sold online contains residual personal data, with some containing scanned bank statements, passports, information on previous driving offences, and medical details.

  • News: Free Tools to Wipe Your Drives Securely

    Your PC's hard drive is packed with your personal data. So when you want to get rid of your system or drive, you should permanently erase your storage device drives before you get rid of them. If your drives are encrypted and you trust the encryption protocol (full disk encryption is pretty safe), all you have to do is delete your encryption keys. If you want to safeguard your privacy further--and prevent data theft down the road--here are a few cheap and simple tools designed to wipe your hard drive, solid-state drive, or USB flash drive thoroughly before you dispose of it.

  • News: White House threatens veto of CISPA bill

    The White House today threatened a veto of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if the bill reaches President Obamas desk in its present form.

  • News: Privacy advocates slam Google Drive's privacy policies

    Privacy advocates and cloud services users are concerned about Google's terms of use for its new Drive storage services, saying Google can basically do what it wants with a customer's data.

  • News: Your Printer Could Be a Security Sore Spot

    Believe it or not, your network printer or copier could be a serious security liability. After all, theyoften handle very sensitive documents and information and could even be used to gain access to other computers on the network, so you won't want a hacker to get at it. It's time to take printer security seriously.

  • News: InfoSec 2012: IBM launches new threat analytics engine

    IBM is growing its Security Systems unit with the launch of a new threat analytics appliance, which the company claims can identify suspicious behaviour in the network to protect organisations against hidden threats.

  • News: Amazon woos enterprise with Virtual Private Cloud

    Amazon Web Services is attempting coax businesses into the cloud by touting the security credentials of its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

  • News: Nottingham University brings in HP to analyse security threats

    The University of Nottingham has boosted its IT security with an analytics service from HP.

  • News: BP engineer charged over oil spill data deletion from iPhone

    Kurt Mix, a former engineer at BP, has been charged by the FBI with obstruction of justice, after allegedly deleting data and text messages around the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill from his iPhone.

  • News: ICO more likely to penalise public sector for data breaches

    Public sector organisations are more likely to be fined for data breaches than private sector peers, a Freedom of Information analysis by communications company ViaSat has revealed.

  • News: IT industry turns to youth to promote cyber security

    The public, including young teenagers, are being encouraged to enter a competition to develop ways to promote cyber security.

  • News: Facebook hacker comes clean on 'what really happened'

    The hacker who stole Facebook's source code has gone public with a deeper explanation of how he penetrated the world's most popular social network.

  • News: CDT, White House oppose CISPA cyberthreat sharing bill

    As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to debate a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, a key deal with a vocal digital rights group has fallen apart.

  • News: Nissan says hackers stole user IDs, hashed passwords

    Nissan said it found malicious software on its network that stole employee user IDs and hashed passwords, but said no personal information or e-mails appeared to have been compromised.

  • News: White House threatens veto of CISPA bill

    The White House today threatened a veto of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if the bill reaches President Obamas desk in its present form.

  • News: Enterasys to demo mobile management software for BYOD

    Enterasys plans to display at Interop next month an appliance for mobile device management (MDM), spurred by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon at the workplace.

  • News: VMware source code stolen, impact unclear

    VMware ESX source code has been stolen and posted online, but the company says its virtualization platform doesn't necessarily pose an increased risk to customers.

  • News: Free Tools to Wipe Your Drives Securely

    Your PC's hard drive is packed with your personal data. So when you want to get rid of your system or drive, you should permanently erase your storage device drives before you get rid of them. If your drives are encrypted and you trust the encryption protocol (full disk encryption is pretty safe), all you have to do is delete your encryption keys. If you want to safeguard your privacy further--and prevent data theft down the road--here are a few cheap and simple tools designed to wipe your hard drive, solid-state drive, or USB flash drive thoroughly before you dispose of it.

  • News: Privacy advocates slam Google Drive's privacy policies

    Privacy advocates and cloud services users are concerned about Google's terms of use for its new Drive storage services, saying Google can basically do what it wants with a customer's data.

  • News: When it comes to analyzing safety data, FAA might be in database hell

    One of the most important functions of the Federal Aviation Administration is to gather, review and analyze all manner of aviation safety data to reactively and more to the future, proactively prevent accidents and manage safety risks.



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