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  • In our Big Data era where the cloud, ubiquitous mobility and the all-digital economy form the hallmarks, information security has become ascendant. The area has almost certainly crossed the chasm from being seen as a necessary but niche IT function to something central to the viability of an organization. And with broader-ranging respect and a higher profile comes job satisfaction, apparently: new research has revealed that infosecurity professionals feel that there has never been a better time to work in the industry.
  • 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.
  • Accredited academic institutions now have access to a compendium of information and software security topics from (ISC)2, the not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals.
  • The trend toward visualizing virtual threat data continues with an interactive cyberthreat map from Kaspersky Lab, which displays cybersecurity incidents occurring worldwide in real time.
  • It’s been in the works for months, but the UK's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has officially opened its doors for business, promising to “provide an authoritative voice to those agencies and organizations that are helping the UK to become more resilient and to prosper in the internet age.”
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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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    Sometimes technology areas that once seem distinct converge. Indeed, there was a time when the term convergence was used, without qualification, to refer to the coming together of IT and traditional t...
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