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Government bangs the drum for UK cyber-insurance

Government bangs the drum for UK cyber-insurance

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The British government has teamed up with the Royal Bank of Scotland and insurance broker Marsh to help develop the local cyber-insurance market, after its own report indicated that few businesses are covered in the event of a data breach.

ICYMI: Freak flaws, 'smart' city questions and UK data breaches

ICYMI: Freak flaws, 'smart' city questions and UK data breaches

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This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the top five articles on SC this week, including new Facebook flaws, 'Freak' attacks and the trade-offs with 'smart' cities.

UK firms horribly unprepared for data breach response

UK firms horribly unprepared for data breach response

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Two new studies reveal that despite a third of UK businesses suffering a breach in the last year, most organisations severely overestimate their readiness to respond to an incident.

ICYMI: Cyber skills gap, TalkTalk breach and hacking trading algorithms

ICYMI: Cyber skills gap, TalkTalk breach and hacking trading algorithms

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The latest ICYMI columns looks at the top five stories on SC this week, from our exclusive on the cyber-security skills gap to the TalkTalk breach affecting four million customers.

TalkTalk blames supplier for breach affecting 4m customers

TalkTalk blames supplier for breach affecting 4m customers

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UK telephone and broadband provider TalkTalk has blamed an unidentified third-party for a data breach late last year, which saw hackers steal account numbers, addresses, phone numbers - and money - from up to four million customers.

ICYMI: Gov spies grab crypto keys, Masque attacks & interviewing Eugene

ICYMI: Gov spies grab crypto keys, Masque attacks & interviewing Eugene

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The latest In Case You Missed It column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including the alleged NSA/GCHQ hack on Gemalto and our interview with Eugene Kaspersky.

Target breach costs £124 million - so far

Target breach costs £124 million - so far

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The costs of the Target breach dwarf the costs of increased security or insurance.

Global phone firm Gemalto confirms likely GCHQ/NSA attacks

Global phone firm Gemalto confirms likely GCHQ/NSA attacks

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European SIM card supplier Gemalto, which supplies billions of phone cards and services to operators like Vodafone and Verizon, has confirmed it was "probably" hacked by spies from GCHQ and America's NSA.

Secret NSA/GCHQ unit 'hacked Gemalto, stole SIM encryption keys'

Secret NSA/GCHQ unit 'hacked Gemalto, stole SIM encryption keys'

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A secret division of NSA and GCHQ hackers reportedly hacked into Gemalto's networks, breached the firm's SIM card database and stole private encryption keys from 2010 to 2011, enabling the agencies to monitor a "large portion of the world's cellular communications."

ICYMI: UK data breaches, Carbanak and Royal Navy threats

ICYMI: UK data breaches, Carbanak and Royal Navy threats

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This week's ICYMI looks at the top stories on SC this week, including new reports on UK data breaches and the Carabanak cyber-crime gang.

UK named and shamed as Europe's worst country for data breaches

UK named and shamed as Europe's worst country for data breaches

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Over one billion records were compromised last year as data breaches became a regular occurrence, especially in the UK, according to a new report.

US government to create cyber-intelligence agency

US government to create cyber-intelligence agency

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The Obama administration is expected to announce a new intelligence agency charged with sharing intel on cyber-attacks, in the wake of high-profile data breaches at Sony and Target.

Sony's 'small' spend on breach remediation - but are Russians inside network too?

Sony's 'small' spend on breach remediation - but are Russians inside network too?

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has spent around US$ 15m (£9.87m) on investigating and remediating last year's data breach, which saw hackers steal terabytes of data.

Up to 100K Archos customers compromised by SQL injection attack

Up to 100K Archos customers compromised by SQL injection attack

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French smartphone maker Archos was compromised by a SQL injection attack last Christmas, resulting in the leak of up to 100,000 customer details. But fortunately, passwords and credit card details were not stolen.

New EU data protection law to arrive in 2015

New EU data protection law to arrive in 2015

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The European Union has indicated that the widely-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come to fruition before the end of the year.

UK lawyer warns of cyber-insurance loopholes

UK lawyer warns of cyber-insurance loopholes

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A leading UK lawyer has said that cyber-insurance can play a part in a business cyber-security strategy, so long as the risks are understood.

ICYMI: Hacking into cars, Chinese cyber-espionage and Siri's security flaw

ICYMI: Hacking into cars, Chinese cyber-espionage and Siri's security flaw

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The latest ICYMI column looks at the week's biggest stories, including hacking into cars, Chinese cyber-espionage and the take-down of thousands of French websites.

CISOs: Out of step with their own security teams?

CISOs: Out of step with their own security teams?

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CISOs are increasingly taking on greater management responsibilities - but are they as a result being divorced from their firm's true security maturity and the tools needed to avoid being breached?

ICO slammed for not fining breached shoe retailer

ICO slammed for not fining breached shoe retailer

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been heavily criticised for failing to fine London-based shoe retailer Office, after a hacker accessed more than a million of its customers' details and unencrypted passwords.

Breaches get UK consumers thinking about online security

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A new study has found that almost half (47 percent) of UK consumers are taking a greater interest in being safe online.

Sony CEO: Data breach won't impact financial results

Sony CEO: Data breach won't impact financial results

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Sony president and chief executive Kazuo Hirai has surprisingly claimed that last November's cyber-attack will not have a huge impact on the firm's financial results.

APT threat actors behind quarter of data breaches

APT threat actors behind quarter of data breaches

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A new study reveals that 97 percent of companies have been breached, and increasingly they are compromised by 'advanced' malware from APT threat actors.

Moonpig mucks up privacy

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Morgan Stanley employee reportedly fired for stealing data on 350K clients

Morgan Stanley employee reportedly fired for stealing data on 350K clients

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Multinational financial services corporation Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who stole data on 350,000 clients, according to reports.

Sony hack and ISIS claims point to start of cyber-enabled warfare

Sony hack and ISIS claims point to start of cyber-enabled warfare

Cyber-terrorism is becoming an increasingly likely scenario, experts warn

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