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One in four IT security staff abuse admin rights, survey shows

At least one in four IT security staff use their privileged login rights to look at confidential information, a survey has revealed.
06 December 2011

Christmas: a time of cheer, fraud and over-reaction

Christmas is the annual festive period when shoppers make merry and fraudsters make money. We need to take care; but perhaps our guardians shouldn’t be over-zealous.
06 December 2011

M86’s new technology protects schools

M86 Security has released a new version of its Web Filtering and Reporting Suite specifically aimed at schools. With pupils’ growing use of both personal and school-issued portable devices, it is becoming increasingly important that staff are aware of what’s going on in order to adequately discharge their ‘duty of care’ on school premises.
06 December 2011

Lloyd’s of London shows an East/West disparity in security preparedness

The 2011 Lloyd’s Risk Index has been published. While cybersecurity is only one aspect of overall business risk, it shows a surprising disparity in companies’ attitude and preparedness in information security.
06 December 2011

Scareware is back to spook, swindle users, warns Enigma

Worldwide traffic of 'scareware' – fake anti-virus software – has come back with a vengeance, after taking a summer holiday, according to figures compiled by Enigma Software.
06 December 2011

James Bond, they’re not: GCHQ gaff allows anyone to apply for cyberspy job

Apparently, anyone who knows how to use the Google search engine can apply for a job with the UK government’s intelligence service.
05 December 2011

Russian media, election watchdog silenced through cyberattacks

Russian media outlets and an election watchdog said they were the targets of cyberattacks during the recent Russian elections.
05 December 2011

Small firms have fewer resources to deal with more cyberthreats, House panel told

A majority of cyberattacks target small businesses, yet they have fewer resources than larger firms to combat these threats, a House panel was told last week.
05 December 2011

MIT researchers: US needs single agency to protect electric grid from cyberattacks

Responsibility for cybersecurity of the US electric grid should be consolidated in one agency, rather than spread out among the various agencies and groups that oversee the grid, recommends researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
05 December 2011

Indian firms TechMahindra and Mahindra Satyam to work with Kaspersky Lab

TechMahindra, an Indian company originally founded by British Telecom and still part-owned by BT, is a provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry. Mahindra Satyam is an information technology services company. Kaspersky is a pure security company with a strong footprint in the Asia/Pacific regions. Now they have agreed to work together.
05 December 2011

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