Symantec has discovered a new piece of customisable malware - reminiscent of the Stuxnet worm - which has been stealing data from governments, telcos, energy companies and SMEs since 2008. And experts say the threat actor could be the US or UK government.
National Grid's chief information security officer and head of digital risk Graham Wright talked targeted attacks, critical infrastructure and the blurring of physical and digital security at a recent London conference.
High-profile CISOs and senior IT security managers talked advanced persistent threats (APTs) and how they can be countered at SC Magazine's latest roundtable in central London.
Russia reportedly plans to ban imports of foreign software for state use from next year according to recent government statements.
The head of the NSA has said China and "one or two" other countries could shut down America's power and financial services companies, and that such an attack was "a matter of when not if".
Security needs to be a concern throughout the software development cycle, not just a developer issue, nor simply tagged on at the end says Stephen Morrow.
Paul Bonner advises companies merging to take the best security practice from each component company, and not impose the practices of the dominant player - or resistance is likely.
B2B websites could learn a lot about security from their consumer facing compatriots suggests Bob Tarzey.
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