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Hacker could take over traffic and railroad control systems using backdoor

A researcher has uncovered a backdoor in RuggedCom software used to control traffic and railroad systems that could enable a remote attacker to take control of the systems.
26 April 2012

Data breaches at Nissan, Under Armour expose confidential employee data

Japanese automaker Nissan and US athletic goods supplier Under Armour have both recently reported data breaches involving disclosure of confidential employee information.
26 April 2012

Infosecurity Europe 2012: defining risk management in the context of information security Infosecurity Europe 2012: defining risk management in the context of information security

The three companies represented on the keynote panel (G4S Secure Solutions, Steria UK, and Skipton Building Society) are very different; and their CISOs have very different views on the functioning of risk management within infosec.
25 April 2012

Infosecurity Europe 2012: the rising role of the CISO

Chaired by Quocirca's Bob Tarzey, Network Rail's CISO Peter Gibbons and Yell's CISO Phil Cracknell led a lively discussion on the current and future role of the CISO.
25 April 2012

Do you know where all your mobile devices are?

Only 9% of IT professionals felt completely aware of all of the mobile devices accesses their enterprise infrastructure and applications, according a survey sponsored by the SANS Institute.
19 April 2012

NHS needs a security czar to prevent continuous data walkabout

While the South London Healthcare NHS Trust signs a Data Protection Undertaking, the security industry wonders why we have learnt nothing in the last two years – and calls for a new NHS data protection czar.
18 April 2012

PwC 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey: Preliminary findings report continued mobile insecurity

New statistics show that while many companies appear to understand the business threat from BYOD, many others are taking no precautions whatsoever.
18 April 2012

NAC market expected to surge over the next few years, predicts Frost and Sullivan NAC market expected to surge over the next few years, predicts Frost and Sullivan

The market for network access control (NAC) products is expected to grow at a 13.8% compound annual growth rate, reaching $312 million by 2016, predicts Frost and Sullivan.
02 April 2012

Financial malware proliferation prompts banks to take action Financial malware proliferation prompts banks to take action

As variants of Zeus and other financial malware proliferate, the risk of online banking account takeover is growing and the need for banks to take action is growing as well.
02 April 2012

Weaponized MS Word files targeting Macs

Weaponized Word files targeting Macs have been identified by AlienVault Labs, which says the malware is coming from the same Chinese group that has been targeting the Tibetan government and nongovernmental organizations.
29 March 2012

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