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Happy New Year! Security Predictions for 2014…

There are some major events planned for 2014 including the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia (Volgograd has had some recent terrorist incidents), the World Cup in Brazil in July (what more can I say), the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July/August,

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Cyber Security – UK to Launch Public Awareness Campaign

The Cabinet Office is to launch a public cyber security awareness programme early this year aimed at improving the online security of consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The initiative is part of the government’s cyber security strategy, aimed at

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IT/Cyber Security: How hackers exploit ‘the seven deadly sins’

By Prof Alan Woodward Department of Computing, University of Surrey. Originally posted on BBC. Cybercriminals are more than willing to exploit instincts which make users vulnerable The phenomenon of “social engineering” is behind the vast majority of successful hacking. This

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Infographic of the week: Why Ignoring Information Security is Lethal

Originally posted on London Love Business on 21/11/12

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Information Security: How cybercriminals and hacktivists use DDoS tools to attack

Remote access, shell booters, low-orbit ion cannons – read all about it here Network professionals know that distributed denial-of-service attacks are an ever-growing danger. The recent assault onTwitter is just the latest evidence. Using a mushrooming array of advanced tools, including pay-per-use services

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European Cyber Security Month

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) presented today the logo of the European Cyber Security Month (ESCM) which is October 2012. The logo unveiled the project’s visual identity and is expected to improve the visibility and recognition which

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New EMEA Advisory Board from (ISC)²®to Boost Information Security Defences

Body to Mobilise International Professional Community and Shape Public Policy Issues London, U.K., 18th April, 2012 – The international cyber security professional community has an opportunity to organise and act as a resource for industry, government and special interest groups

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>Information Security Breaches 2012 – Questionnarie

>Research is currently being undertaken to identify information security breaches for 2012. Below is a link to a questionnaire, this is being conducted by infosecurity – Europe, in association with the department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and PricewaterhouseCoopers

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>Security Threat Report 2012 – Hacktivism, Cybercriminals and Malware

> Foreword by Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO, Sophos Over the past year we in the IT security industry have seen a growing awareness of the work we do. In 2011, a number of highly visible cyberattacks made news headlines around the world, but

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>Looking Back, Looking Forward – The Security Highs and Lows of 2011

> Sowhat happened last year? Well apart from it flying past, for us at Chatback Security it has been a great2011. We successfully continued our efforts to offer opinions on security risks and threats and have now built up a

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