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ComputerWeekly: IT security

Cyber security skills shortage can be addressed, says (ISC)2
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:30:55 EST
The shortage of cyber security skills can be addressed, starting with training anyone who is unemployed, according to information security professional training and certification body (ISC)2

Dutch IT expert takes an ethical hacking sabbatical
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:01:42 EST
Ethical hacker discovered nearly 1,000 vulnerabilities after taking a year off from his job in the Netherlands government to set up a hack group

Bitfinex restored after DDoS attack
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:30:13 EST
Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex says its systems have been restored after the company was hit by a second denial of service attack in just over a week

Banks forced to be open about major security and operational incidents
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:23:44 EST
New FCA rules aim to give consumers more information about current accounts beyond interest rates and charges

Researchers find trove of 1.4 billion credentials
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:08:45 EST
Security researchers have discovered what is believed to be the largest aggregate database found in the dark web to date, prompting fresh calls for improved identity management

Innovation key to halt cyber attacks
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:00:33 EST
In the light of the number of cyber breaches taking place, innovative security systems are required, according to the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Security Think Tank: Use policy and guidance to help secure messaging apps
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:45:13 EST
What criteria should organisations use to assess the security of smartphone messaging apps and how can they ensure only approved apps are used by employees?

Perth airport security plans stolen by Vietnamese hacker
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:37 EST
Australian authorities have named a Vietnamese hacker they say was able to break into the IT systems at Perth International Airport and steal security information

Russian-speaking hackers targeting financial institutions
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:30:06 EST
A Russian-speaking cyber criminal gang is targeting financial institutions in the UK, US and Russia, a Moscow-based security firm reports

Second GCHQ Cyber Accelerator kicks off
Fri, 8 Dec 2017 06:32:53 EST
Nine cyber security firms have been chosen to take part in the second GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, which is aimed at helping UK startups take the lead in producing the next generation of cyber security systems

Hackers steal nearly $80m in bitcoin
Fri, 8 Dec 2017 05:15:10 EST
Hackers have stolen nearly $80m worth of bitcoin from a bitcoin mining service as the cryptocurrency’s value continues to skyrocket

Digital identity needs to be priority in 2018, says FireEye
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:56:53 EST
Protecting digital identity, gaining data visibility and protecting employees are key challenges for the year ahead, according to the 2018 security predictions report by security firm FireEye

Security Think Tank: Policy key to limiting messaging app security risks
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:42:50 EST
What criteria should organisations use to assess the security of smartphone messaging apps and how can they ensure only approved apps are used by employees?

Uber hacked by a 20-year-old man in the US
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:00:56 EST
Uber was reportedly hacked by a 20-year-old man living with his mother in a small home trying to help pay the bills, according to various unnamed sources

Ransomware up nearly 2,000% in two years as “cyber mafia” hit business
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 05:15:14 EST
Cyber attacks on businesses in 2017 grew in frequency, sophistication and malice, a report on the new age of organised cyber crime reveals

Next-gen Mirai botnet sparks calls for more secure IoT design
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:00:46 EST
News of a 100,000 device strong IoT botnet that could cripple the internet has sparked a fresh call for manufacturers of IoT devices to do more to ensure they cannot be hijacked for malicious purposes

Security Think Tank: Ensure incident response in the face of inevitable messaging leaks
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:37:00 EST
What criteria should organisations use to assess the security of smartphone messaging apps and how can they ensure only approved apps are used by employees?

Andromeda mastermind Sergey Jarets jailed, say security researchers
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:15:33 EST
Security researchers say they believe that a hacker arrested by Belarus police is Andromeda botnet mastermind Sergey Jarets

Lines blurring between state-sponsored and criminal cyber attacks
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:00:17 EST
The lines between nation-state sponsored attack groups and cyber criminals continue to blur, according to the latest incident response report by security firm CrowdStrike

Government’s cyber security policy: decide or delay?
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 04:00:00 EST
The UK government is leaving too many of its options open and needs to implement effective cyber security rules now

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