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Home Office announces £63m funding boost for cybercrime prevention

The UK government has announced plans to spend an extra £63 million in the fight against cybercrime. Exact plans have not been revealed by the Home Office, but will be announced later this year.
17 February 2011

Lumension releases beta version of its Application Scanner v2.0

Lumension has released a beta version of its free Application Scanner v2.0 that scans executable files and identifies all applications within the endpoint environment, along with its Endpoint Intelligence Center (EIC) that consolidates malware, vulnerability, patch, and application information with relational cloud-based intelligence.
16 February 2011

RSA: Fake AV Companies Making More Money than Security Vendors

Having spoken on the ‘Public, meet private: Lessons learned in chasing cyber crooks’ panel at the RSA 2011 conference in San Francisco, Pedro Bustamante, senior research analyst at Panda Security, tells Infosecurity’s Eleanor Dallaway why geography is obstructing cyber legal justice
16 February 2011

Australian Privacy Commissioner says Vodafone violated Privacy Act in data breach incident

Timothy Pilgrim, the Australian Privacy Commissioner, has concluded that Vodafone Australia violated the country’s Privacy Act by not having “appropriate security measures in place” on a compromised dealer website that stored personal information on the carrier's four million subscribers.
16 February 2011

Education programs are hardly a security ‘silver bullet’

User education is often touted as a cornerstone of any effective IT security program. But as Jack Daniel, community development manager with internet security firm Astaro contends, not every organization will reap benefits from educating its end-users.
16 February 2011

ManTech's cybersecurity acquisition secures access to DISA's $12 billion IT contract

ManTech International has acquired TranTech, an Alexandria, Va.-based provider of cybersecurity services to the federal government, giving ManTech access to the Defense Information System Agency’s $12 billion IT contract vehicle.
16 February 2011

RSA 2011: Terrorist groups pose most dangerous cyber threat

While nation-states actively attempt to exploit the networks of the US government, critical infrastructure, and commercial networks, US Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn told the RSA Conference audience that terrorist groups are inevitably more likely to fire the most severe type of destructive cyber warfare salvos.
16 February 2011

Real-world ATM skimming techniques revealed

Security researcher Brian Krebs has had a long-standing interest in the increasing problem of ATM skimmers - fraudsters who install hidden gadgets on cash machines with the intention of ripping off bank card customers. And he has posted an in-depth analysis of one such scam earlier today.
16 February 2011

Panda Security launches 'Internet in Safe Hands' campaign

Panda Security has launched a senior citizens' safer internet campaign, with the aim of educating people over 60 on how to make their internet activities more safe.
16 February 2011

Spam and phishing volumes down in January

The January monthly report on the state of spam and phishing from Symantec claims to show that phishing was down 16% on December, whilst spam levels were down 15.7%.
16 February 2011

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