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Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness

As the volume of data generated within the enterprise workflow grows bigger each and every day, adopting a future-proof approach to information security will be increasingly imperative – and even more challenging. Much talk has arisen about the cloud and mobile devices, and their requisite applications, being a growing threat vector. But new survey results suggest that when it comes to protecting companies’ IT infrastructure, it is in fact people who present the biggest security problem.
17 April 2014

Qualys Previews Its Infosecurity Europe 2014 Line-up Qualys Previews Its Infosecurity Europe 2014 Line-up

Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers worldwide, will be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe 2014, which takes place in Earl’s Court, London, from April 29 through May 1.
16 April 2014

Research Report Confirms Snowden’s Positive Effect on Industry Research Report Confirms Snowden’s Positive Effect on Industry

More than half of information security professionals believe the Snowden revelations have had a positive effect on the industry, according to a report released today. The research report, titled ‘Information security: From business barrier to business enabler’, surveyed 1,149 information security professionals across the globe about the industry landscape and the challenges they face.
15 April 2014

HeartBleed 101 HeartBleed 101

The major security flaw known as Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites online, threatens to expose masses of usernames, passwords and other sensitive information worldwide. And, predict experts, the ramifications will be with us for years.
14 April 2014

The Evolution of Clearswift: From Acquired to Acquirer The Evolution of Clearswift: From Acquired to Acquirer

In 2012, British information company Clearswift was acquired by Lyceum, and soon after went through an entire senior management takeover, and consequently a ‘re-birth’. Infosecurity editor Eleanor Dallaway sat down with the company’s CEO, Heath Davies, and SVP Products, Guy Bunker, to discover how the company has evolved.
08 April 2014

NHS Care.data PR Fiasco Continues as Google Pulls Out of Secret Deal NHS Care.data PR Fiasco Continues as Google Pulls Out of Secret Deal

First the NHS was forced to delay its care.data project (storage of all patient GP health data in a central data warehouse) for six months; then it was learned that PA Consulting had obtained 27 DVDs of hospital event statistics (HES) and uploaded them to Google cloud (followed by a complaint being raised with the ICO); and now Google has pulled out of search discussions with the NHS because it is 'too toxic'.
27 March 2014

Survey Suggests Trust in the Cloud is Slowly Increasing Survey Suggests Trust in the Cloud is Slowly Increasing

A survey of almost 300 IT security professionals at RSA 2014 shows that trust in cloud security has increased slightly over the last 15 months – but not by very much. By February 2014 the number of professionals who prefer to keep sensitive corporate data within their own network had fallen from 86% (November 2012) to 80%.
27 March 2014

French Consumer Group Sues Facebook, Google and Twitter French Consumer Group Sues Facebook, Google and Twitter

Consumer group UFC-Que Choisir has issued a summons against Facebook, Google and Twitter, demanding that they amend their user agreements.
26 March 2014

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Suspend Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Suspend Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking it to suspend the proposed Facebook takeover of WhatsApp and investigate the privacy implications of Facebook's potential access to WhatsApp user information.
07 March 2014

UK Hospital Records Stored in Google Cloud and Used By Marketing Firm UK Hospital Records Stored in Google Cloud and Used By Marketing Firm

New concerns over the possible use of patient health information in care.data (an amalgamation of both hospital and GP records into a single database due to go live in the autumn) have been raised following revelations that existing hospital records have been stored in Google cloud, and bought and used by a marketing company.
05 March 2014

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