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  • News: Peter Hain, former Northern Ireland minister, warned on computer hack

    Police have reportedly warned former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain that his computer may have been hacked.

  • News: The cloud security checklist

    Whether you're a small business relying on Google Docs for document sharing or an enterprise moving your global ERP system to the cloud, you should demand that some common security and compliance requirements are met by vendors providing applications and services over the Web. These requirements involve who can access your applications and data, as well as the systems hosting them; where the data is stored; and whether the data is hosted on dedicated, rather than on shared, hardware. They also ensure that you get detailed logs of who has accessed your data and applications so that you meet corporate and regulatory standards, and they verify that data is properly encrypted -- a factor that's more critical outside the corporate firewall.

  • News: EU seeks to simplify cross-border data protection compliance

    To make it simpler for businesses to comply with the multiplicity of data protection regimes across Europe, Viviane Reding envisages letting European Union companies set their own privacy rules -- as long as they agree with one national data protection authority (DPA) to make them legally binding on all business units within the same group, wherever they may be.

  • News: Fighting Malware and Cybercrime with Old School Criminology

    It is an accepted axiom of computer and network security that the human being is the weakest link. Researchers at the University of Maryland are applying traditional criminology concepts to demonstrate that human beings may be the weakest link for the attackers as well. The insights learned may help improve computer defenses and thwart potential attacks.

  • News: WatchGuard launches iOS-friendly security appliance

    WatchGuard's latest security appliance, the XTM 330, allows business travelers from small enterprises to use their iPads or iPhones to communicate securely with the office, the vendor said on Tuesday.

  • News: Facebook community forum swamped by spam during Thanksgiving weekend

    Facebook's community forum was flooded during the Thanksgiving weekend with spam messages that advertised live streaming links for various sporting events.

  • News: Ministry of Defence admits losing 188 laptops

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has admitted losing 280 computers in the last 18 months but claimed that in almost all cases encryption would have been in place to ensure data security.

  • News: WikiLeaks: Security worries impede new submission system

    WikiLeaks has postponed the launch of its new secure submission system due to recent security compromises that seriously affected the credibility of the SSL infrastructure.

  • News: ICO fines councils after serious email data breaches

    The Information Commissioner has given the public sector a harsh warning about the risks of email after two English councils were handed heavy fines for data breach incidents in which highly sensitive personal data was accidentally emailed to the wrong recipients.

  • News: Criminals sabotaging Cyber Monday, security experts warn

    Security experts today warned consumers of a rapidly mutating spam campaign using bogus messages from UPS claiming that a package could not be delivered.

  • News: Carrier IQ drops legal threat against security researcher

    Software vendor Carrier IQ has withdrawn its threat to sue a security researcher for saying that its software helps phone companies surreptitiously track users of many popular mobile phones.

  • News: Twitter scoops up mobile security developer Whisper Systems

    Twitter may be planning to boost its mobile security options with the acquisition of Whisper Systems, a company that offers security products for Android phones.

  • News: Trojan sends premium-rate SMS messages, aims at European and Canadian Android users

    A new Android Trojan program that poses as an SMS management application is sending text messages to predefined premium-rate numbers in Europe and Canada, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.

  • News: How to bulletproof your website

    'Tis the season to begin ramping up online shopping activity, and for retailers that means doing all they can to ensure their websites are up, highly available and able to handle peak capacity. Looming in many IT managers' minds is the cautionary tale of Target, whose website crashed twice this fall after it was inundated by an unprecedented number of online shoppers when the retailer began selling clothing and accessories from high-end Italian fashion company Missoni.

  • News: AT&T hackers have terrorist connections, say Philippines police

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and police in the Philippines have jointly busted a ring of four alleged hackers in Manila with connections to a terrorist group in Saudi Arabia, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippines police said last week.

  • News: In 2012, a mobile security minefield

    The mobile device, now the dominant technological tool in American enterprise, will become more dominant in 2012 and beyond. Industry analysts say mobile device shipments will top 1 billion in 2015, leaving PC shipments in the dust.

  • News: New Jersey charges four in identity theft cases

    Prosecutors say defendants charged a little as $200 for each identity they allegedly stole.

  • News: Hackers target IPv6

    If your IPv6 strategy is to delay implementation as long as you can, you still must address IPv6 security concerns right now.

  • News: EU to clampdown on how Facebook uses personal data

    The European Commission is planning to crackdown on how Facebook gathers personal information about its users.

  • News: AT&T hackers have terrorist connections, say Philippines police

    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and police in the Philippines have jointly busted a ring of four alleged hackers in Manila with connections to a terrorist group in Saudi Arabia, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippines police said last week.



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