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New EU data protection law to arrive in 2015

New EU data protection law to arrive in 2015

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

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.

Ghostbusting in the 'critically' vulnerable Linux machine

Ghostbusting in the 'critically' vulnerable Linux machine

Whose afraid of GHOSTs? Disagreement over potential risks of new Linux vulnerability, but layered defence is recommended.

NHS data privacy plans 'flawed'

NHS data privacy plans 'flawed'

Big Data analysis allows identification of individuals via anonymised data.

Features

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

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

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?

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?

ICYMI: A fond farewell to a security legend

ICYMI: A fond farewell to a security legend

This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five biggest security news this week, including the sad passing of information security journalist - who helped found SC - Steve Gold.

Opinion

Who could deny that spies now use covert spyware?

Who could deny that spies now use covert spyware?

A good spying programme in the 21st century cannot exist without good covert spyware. So it's time to put a military discipline behind defending our state IT infrastructure says Ralf Benzmüller.

What data jurisdiction means for cloud providers: Satisfy local, grow global

What data jurisdiction means for cloud providers: Satisfy local, grow global

New data sovereignty regulations should not be seen as an obstruction, but as an opportunity to increase market share with innovative offerings says Cameron Burke.

Sound and webcam loggers

Sound and webcam loggers

Every sensor has the potential to be used for malicious logging - and anti-virus based systems aren't an effective defence says Janusz Siemienowicz who adovcates monitoring of behaviour.