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Survey shows IT budgets will grow slowly in 2016

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According to Spiceworks' "2016 State of IT" report, IT budgets are predicted to increase by only one percent in 2016.

Cyber security of industrial systems: the risks that lie in client machines

Cyber security of industrial systems: the risks that lie in client machines

Industrial environments are becoming increasingly automated and interconnected, with control systems often networked over the Internet. This growing computerisation exposes industrial control systems to a number of threats - with potentially disastrous consequences, says Florian Malecki.

Has UK business lost the plot on security spending?

Has UK business lost the plot on security spending?

New research from think-tank the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that the true cost of cyber-crime to business in the UK is as high as £34 billion per year.

US banks set to splash the cash on cyber-security

US banks set to splash the cash on cyber-security

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New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggests that US financial service companies will spend an additional £1.3 billion (US$ 2 billion) on cyber-security by 2017.

ICYMI: Drupal flaw, Android Lollipop and security shortcomings

ICYMI: Drupal flaw, Android Lollipop and security shortcomings

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This week's In Case You Missed Column looks at websites at risk from Drupal's SQL injection flaw, security features on Android and information security shortcomings in business.

VC cyber security funding tops £850 million

VC cyber security funding tops £850 million

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A new study from US-based research firm CBI Insights reveals that corporate cyber security investments have risen five-fold since 2009, with 30 percent growth in the last year alone.

Information security budgets on the decline?

Information security budgets on the decline?

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A new report which claims information security budgets have fallen has been called into question, but carries better news for security companies and security awareness training.

How do you stop an Energetic Bear?

How do you stop an Energetic Bear?

Companies must think like a hacker and commit to penetration testing to protect themselves from data breaches, says Chema Alonso.

CISOs breaking free from IT control, missing board support

CISOs breaking free from IT control, missing board support

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Some of the UK's chief information security officers (CISOs) are breaking away from IT budgets and reporting lines but are still missing C-level support, a new study reveals.

Mixed reaction from information security industry on 2014 Budget

Mixed reaction from information security industry on 2014 Budget

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The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne introduced the 2014 Budget yesterday, but those in the infosec industry believe that it didn't do enough to close the cyber security skills gap.

Security tech budgets rising, says new study

Security tech budgets rising, says new study

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Information security budgets will increase in 2014, with 45 per cent of organisations planning to spend more this year and only 11 per cent cutting back, according to the latest Information Security Study from 451 Research.

Lancope CTO sees 'clear disconnect' between board and security

Lancope CTO sees 'clear disconnect' between board and security

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"There is a clear disconnect between the people who have to deal with an attack, and the rest of the staff" says the Lancope CTO.

Coping with chaos

Coping with chaos

It may be a time of great change for the infosec industry, but advice on achieving the budgets needed to keep up with new threats remains remarkably consistent, reports Thomas Brewster.

Obama set to boost cyber initiatives with £500 million fund

Obama set to boost cyber initiatives with £500 million fund

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The Pentagon will spend an extra $800 million (£520 million) on cyber security initiatives next year, despite defence budget cuts.

US air force deems some cyber tools to be 'weapons'

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Six cyber tools have been designated as weapons by the US air force.

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