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ICYMI: 1Tb DDoS attack, Krebs dropped, Pippa Middleton, Yahoo!

ICYMI: 1Tb DDoS attack, Krebs dropped, Pippa Middleton, Yahoo!

In case you missed it this week, our most popular stories included the news of biggest ever DDoS attack, Krebs dropped over other massive DDoS and future queen's younger sister hacked.

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UK Information Commissioner breaks silence, urges action on GDPR

UK Information Commissioner breaks silence, urges action on GDPR

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's PM programme, Elizabeth Denham, the UK's information commissioner, urged UK companies to fully prepare for the GDPR and promised investigating the Yahoo! data leak.

GDS boosts government security with HTTPS/HSTS and DMARC

GDS boosts government security with HTTPS/HSTS and DMARC

The Cabinet Office's Government Digital Service has mandated that all UK government agencies should be using HTTPS and DMARC to increase their online defences.

Russian hackers attacked Bellingcat investigators over MH17

Russian hackers attacked Bellingcat investigators over MH17

Security firms says Fancy Bear group tried to put the frighteners on journalists over their research into passenger aircraft shot down over the Ukraine two years ago.

Yahoo! data breach likely exceeds 500 million records

Yahoo! data breach likely exceeds 500 million records

The security firm InfoArmor believes the Yahoo! data breach far exceeds the 500 million number, that the hack was accomplished by a cyber-gang, not a nation-state, and that overall about 3.5 billion user records have been stolen over the years.

CYBERSEC 2016: Can you enforce international cooperation on cyber-security?

CYBERSEC 2016: Can you enforce international cooperation on cyber-security?

International cooperation, even within the context of the European Union, is never easy but is vital in the fight against cyber-crime, CYBERSEC 2016 heard.

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Ponemon: Financial institutions not prepared to address cyber-attacks in encrypted traffic

Ponemon: Financial institutions not prepared to address cyber-attacks in encrypted traffic

Duncan Hughes explains how SSL decryption will increasingl be needed to ensure encrypted traffic does not become a facilitator for attackers.

Why hacking yourself is your best bet to keeping safe

Why hacking yourself is your best bet to keeping safe

Jason Hart says the best thing we can do to protect our business and personal lives from cyber-criminals looking to gain access to our information is to beat them to it with ethical hacking.

Getting smart - a joined up approach to beating the hackers

Getting smart - a joined up approach to beating the hackers

As data breaches become commonplace and organisations struggle to keep pace, Treavor Dearing explains why integration and collaboration among IT security vendors is emerging as the only viable solution to beat cyber-criminals once and for all.

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