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More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes

Frequent IT system changes without documentation or audit processes can cause system downtime and security breaches from internal and external threats, while decreasing overall operational efficiency. Yet, a new survey has revealed that a majority of IT professionals have made undocumented changes to their IT systems that no one else knows about.
16 April 2014

Financial Services Firms Plan to Increase Cybersecurity Spending Financial Services Firms Plan to Increase Cybersecurity Spending

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.
16 April 2014

Industry Job Satisfaction Improves, But Skills Gap Persists Industry Job Satisfaction Improves, But Skills Gap Persists

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.
15 April 2014

Heartbleed May Have Led to Compromises at Mumsnet and Canada Revenue Agency Heartbleed May Have Led to Compromises at Mumsnet and Canada Revenue Agency

The scourge of Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites, is continuing apace with data exposures at leading UK parenting site Mumsnet and the Canadian tax agency.
15 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

Mandiant: China-backed Cyber Threats Show No Signs of Abatement Mandiant: China-backed Cyber Threats Show No Signs of Abatement

More than a year after security firm Mandiant caused a stir by publishing a report that alleged China was behind widespread and increasingly sophisticated cyber-espionage projects, it’s back again to tell us that things have gone from bad to worse.
15 April 2014

98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight Cybercrime 98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight Cybercrime

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.
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

Microsoft Wins EU Data Protection Approval for Cloud Microsoft Wins EU Data Protection Approval for Cloud

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.
14 April 2014

Open-source Bug Leaves Millions of Websites Exposed to Data Leaks Open-source Bug Leaves Millions of Websites Exposed to Data Leaks

Heartbleed, a vulnerability in the OpenSSL crypto software library, has left millions of websites potentially vulnerable to data leakage, in what some security experts are calling the most significant security problem in recent memory.
11 April 2014

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