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.
21 April 2014
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).
17 April 2014
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
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
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
The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced the Cyber Essentials Scheme, as part of the government’s overall cyber-security strategy.
08 April 2014
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
As expected, the White House has issued a plan to end the Section 215 bulk data collection program as it exists today, under which the National Security Agency has been conducting mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ phone records.
28 March 2014
Despite renewed focus on the cyber-skills workforce shortage being a good thing, UK government plans to establish an “approved standard” and potentially underwrite “chartered” status for UK cybersecurity professionals have been called “worrying” by John Colley, managing director for (ISC)² EMEA.
28 March 2014
Consumer group UFC-Que Choisir has issued a summons against Facebook, Google and Twitter, demanding that they amend their user agreements.
26 March 2014