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SMEs’ data exposed to partners and fraudsters

SMEs could be leaving themselves open to attacks from fraudsters or might reveal confidential information because the companies they work with do not have adequate information security in place.
11 October 2010

Information security is not just about gizmos and gadgets

Information security is not just about technical solutions, such as hardware and software. It is also about policies and process companies put in place to ensure technical solutions fit in with the broader corporate information security strategy. To provide that broader scope, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has developed a comprehensive business model for information security.
11 October 2010

RSA Europe: Demonstrating actual compliance is a very costly business.

The RSA Europe conference opens in London tomorrow and, to kick off the three-day key security event, the organisers have published a report looking at the need for regulatory compliance in organisations.
11 October 2010

Fannie Mae contractor faces jail term for planting malware

A former Unix engineer faces 10 years in jail for planting a malicious script designed to destroy data at troubled mortgage giant, Fannie Mae.
08 October 2010

FBI thwarts data breach at Akamai Technologies

A potential data breach at Akamai Technologies was foiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), prosecutors disclosed this week.
08 October 2010

UAE repeals RIM’s BlackBerry service ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has canceled a potential BlackBerry service suspension from October 11 and said BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's (RIM) services are now compliant with its security needs.
08 October 2010

Fannie Mae contractor faces jail term for planting malware

A former Unix engineer faces 10 years in jail for planting a malicious script designed to destroy data at US financial services firm, Fannie Mae.
08 October 2010

Communications industry sees itself as less prepared for cyber attacks

Executives at communications companies perceive themselves as the least prepared for cyber attacks among the critical infrastructure industries, despite it being at the forefront of deploying network security products, a Symantec survey found.
07 October 2010

(ISC)² highlights contributions to government information security

For the seventh year, (ISC)² has recognized individuals and teams in the US government and contractor community for leadership in improving the government’s information security. On Thursday, the organization announced 10 award winners for efforts ranging from workforce education to development of a cryptographic risk assessment methodology.
07 October 2010

Facebook ups transparency and control to quash privacy complaints

Facebook announced it will enable users to download all the information they have put on the site and see how individual applications are using the information.
07 October 2010

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