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  • Although the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had implemented and made progress in strengthening its information security controls in the past few months, a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has detailed that serious weaknesses remain when it comes to protecting the financial footprint.
  • The revelations in 2013 that governments and their agencies have been spying on citizens in the name of national security have seriously undermined trust when it comes to operating in cyberspace, according to the Information Security Forum (ISF).
  • Heartbleed, Zeus, insider threats and more: the financial services sector is under constant attack as cybercriminals look to lift user data and siphon off funds from accounts. The good news is that almost two-fifths (38%) of financial services firms in a recent survey plan to boost spending to combat cyber-crime over the next 12 months.
  • Police have to be prepared for any contingency, but when it comes to cybercrime in the UK, it turns out that the boys and girls in blue have some work to do. A report from her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found only 2% of police staff across 37 forces in England and Wales had been trained to effectively investigate cybercrime.
  • Microsoft has been given the stamp of approval from Europe for data security. The Article 29 Working Party, which represents the 28 national data protection agencies across the European Union, has determined that Microsoft’s enterprise cloud contracts meet the standard for privacy protection set forth in Europe’s data protections regulations.
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    It will not be news to anyone who has written code that the time to kill software bugs is early on in the application development lifecycle, before they can have a major impact. This is important for ...
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    Nine months and counting – nine months since Edward Snowden first told the world that the US government logged the metadata of all telephone traffic. Shortly after came PRISM, involvement by the...
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