Winners of the SC Magazine Awards in Europe
"We have seen real benefits throughout the organisation as a result of our usage of Switch," says Sarah Roberts, head of ICT at NWFRS
The lack of women in information security is a constant topic of conversation and debate but, as Doug Drinkwater reports, changes are afoot
CBEST has its critics - and defenders - as the industry grapples with how best to ensure critical infrastructure deploys best practice, as Tom Reeve reports
Attacks on critical national infrastructure are a growing concern, not just the banking and civil infrastructure, but also control systems used in the physical delivery of services. This is set to become even more of a problem as SCADA systems become internet enabled, reports Kate O'Flaherty
Cyber-security has become a boardroom issue, but too few boards give the topic the time or resources required, our experts agreed at a recent SC Magazine Roundtable. Opinions were split over how to respond
ICYMI: Lot airline DDoS attack; Samsung keyboard vulnerability, poor VoIP server security; LinkedIn bug bounty programme, Verify programme has severe privacy/security problems.
In Case You Missed It: German government and renewable power sector breaches, new regs due, and VoIP attacks rise
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at major German government breach, turbines attacked, nuclear talks targeted, EU Data law looms larger and finally VoIP due an upgrade.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at Yemen's cyber-army, Google's latest efforts with online privacy and finally some good news for women in security.
The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at concerns over new UK law, the full list of SC Award winners and how the US tried and failed to hack North Korea.
Congratulations to all the winners at the SC Awards Europe 2015 announced last night - full list of winners published.
This week's ICYMI column looks at a tea shop data breach, analysis on the Venom flaw and concerns over 'burnt-out' security professionals.
The latest ICYMI column looks at the latest WordPress XSS flaw, costly data breaches and the return of the controversial "Snooper's Charter".
This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column looks at the latest Lenovo flaw, Edward Snowden's standing in the UK, trust in cyber-insurance and a new version of TorrentLocker.
The top stories on SC over the last week include Barclays poaching staff from Europol, anti-virus concerns and some useful advice for getting information security right.
The public sector is being asked to deliver its services digitally, with availability and reliability just as important as security, as our experts agreed at a recent SC Magazine Roundtable
Now in its 20th year, the event's theme is "Intelligent Security: Protect. Detect. Respond. Recover."
SC Magazine's salary survey shows that in response to the current skills shortages, the money is rolling in for information security professionals.
Kate O'Flaherty reports how distributed denial of service attacks are growing in size and scale, making it important to know what to do before, during and after an attack
Rapid expansion of the cyber-security sector has meant that government agencies and international professional organisations don't meet all of the industry's changing demands and it has often had to provide its own support infrastructure
This week's ICYMI column looks at the top stories on SC from the last week, from the breach blame game and Anonymous hackers to the discovery and patching of critical SSL and Magento flaws.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks the top stories on SC from the past week, including an online battle between Anonymous and ISIS, a takeover of a French TV network and demystifying claims of 'advanced' cyber-attacks.
The latest ICYMI looks at data-scraping Chrome extensions, Facebook privacy and common cyber-security failings.
In this latest In Case You Missed It column, we look at the top stories on SC this week, including the discovery of a new OpenSSL bug and super-stealthy denial of service attack.
Mobiles and the cloud may have subverted the idea of perimeter protection, but some 20 years after launching FireWall-1, Check Point founder Gil Shwed tells SC that there's still a security role for the Firewall.
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.
This week's ICYMI column looks at the top five stories on SC this week, including a Facebook log-in hijacking tool, the Rowhammer flaw and the future of the CISO.
Bristol has launched a 'smart cities' project that will see a software-defined network facilitate machine-to-machine learning for a future of driverless cars, assisted living and real-time healthcare. But where does that leave citizens' privacy?
"IT security isn't just about technology, it's also people and processes," explains Michael Cock, group information technology manager at Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) as he describes to SC some of the policies, approaches and technology used to protect the drinking water of 670,000 residents and 284,000 properties
A growing variety of technologies, functionality and devices, often not chosen by the organisation, connecting to the corporate network from beyond the perimeter make mobile security tougher than ever, reports Doug Drinkwater from SC Magazine's recent roundtable
A KPMG survey found that over half of UK companies would seriously consider hiring ex-hackers or convicted criminals to plug their skills gap
Pooling of technology and people across agencies and member countries - as well as partnering with industry - is central to NATO's cyber-defence strategy, as Ian West explains to SC's Tony Morbin
Advances in technology and declining prices are fuelling an expanding market in hiring hackers - in some cases for defence, but increasingly, for criminal activities.
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.
It's been a busy few weeks for Kaspersky Lab, the anti-virus vendor behind the discovery of Equation and Carbanak groups. SC interviewed CEO Eugene Kaspersky on the disclosures, the company's direction, anti-virus and cyber-insurance.
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.
The multi-facited Carbanak cyber-raid on global financial institutions appears to be the biggest ever bank robbery by a single cyber-crime group.
This week's ICYMI column reviews the top stories on SC last week, from an espionage group targeting Apple iOS devices to Internet of Things flaws and privacy concerns around Outlook.
The retail industry is a common target for hackers, mainly because that's where the money is. But as Sophos security expert James Lyne demonstrates, their defences are all too often easily exploitable.
In its week's ICYMI, we look at the top news articles on SC the last week including EU data protection laws, Skype hackers and the re-launch of Pirate Bay.
The latest ICYMI column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including worrying news on EU data protection laws, claims of iPhone spyware and new Flash Player zero-days.
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 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?
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.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including news on Lizard Squad and old security predictions.
Late last year SC Magazine UK editor-in-chief Tony Morbin interviewed Alan Kessler, president and CEO, Vormetric, to get an industry insider view on issues in the commercial encryption market.
International uptake has been slow for the DNS security extension (DNSSEC) which authenticates URL queries. Tony Morbin spoke to Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder to get a better understanding of the issues
Multiple connected 'Internet of Things' devices could be fuelling a corporate security nightmare suggests Kate O'Flaherty
Cyber-crime is as much a threat to ordinary Russians as anyone else, and the country is developing a strategy to cope - while seeking international cooperation too, as Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg reports
Tapping the insight of info security's thought leaders on advanced persistent threats, what they represent and how to protect against them.
Advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks are complex, multi-layered and designed to evade detection, leaving IT security teams in the dark and sensitive data at risk. Doug Drinkwater asks how to respond
These explorers' findings of critical vulnerabilities - from Heartbleed to Shellshock - have generated excitement, along with awareness, and made an indelible mark on security.
Blessed are the influencers for they will make a true difference - through policy, vision, drive, innovation and ideas - in the course of information security. What sets our selection apart is that they've held significant sway on the direction of IT security.
These professionals have done everything from cryptography to founding an influential security conference.
The following hitched up their digital wagons to blaze new trails in cybersecurity.
This week's ICYMI looks at the top five articles on SC, including new hacking allegations against the GCHQ and the return of Tor dark markets.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including weak passwords exposed in the Sony Pictures breach and the return of the Poodle flaw.
The Metropolitan Police has become the latest law enforcement agency to complain that encryption makes it difficult to catch and prosecute criminals.
From childhood fascinations and unlikely epiphanies to unexpected opportunities and market surges, top security managers find inspiration in almost anything - and they're willing to seize opportunity and take responsibility to lead their teams.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including the launch of a new cyber-security degree, new ATM malware and Sony's latest data breach.
Six months after launch and the UK's National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) is seeing rising awareness of the group, the CiSP initiative and cyber-crime more generally.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the most popular articles on SC including news of CESG-accredited cyber-security courses, the Regin malware and the latest Sony hack.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the latest cyber-terrorism claims, former hackers in enterprises and issues to be dealt with in the supply chain.
CESG certified cyber security training launched today with eight companies and 12 courses accredited.
TLS bugs, the definition of an advanced persistent threat and new figures on NHS data breaches are the pick of the stories in the latest In Case You Missed It column.
Our latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column looks at the take-down of Silk Road 2.0 and other dark markets on Tor, the new WireLurker malware and some good news for cash-happy InfoSec pros.
Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) is growing faster than expected. Doug Drinkwater visited its offices in The Hague, Netherlands, to find out how it is uniting law enforcement in the fight against cyber-criminals
2014 was the year that cyber-security hit the headlines, with data breaches, more government surveillance leaks, and celebrity exposures causing the UK public to lose faith in the web, reports Tony Morbin
In an interview with SC's Tony Morbin, the NCCU's Jamie Saunders explained how 'policing by consent' contends with the tidal wave of new criminal opportunities unleashed by digital technology and the connected world
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.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the Internet of Things, Apple's troubles in China and a strongly worded goodbye note by the outgoing head of GCHQ.
Control systems are visible on the internet and under attack from dedicated malware, but vendors are not providing adequate security.
Further data breaches, Heartbleed-type flaws and new revelations about government surveillance will likely continue in 2015 but, as Doug Drinkwater reports, it could also prove a pivotal year for data protection, law reform, the Internet of Things and the fight against terrorism
While biometric technology is becoming more sophisticated, it is still far from infallible. Kate O'Flaherty reports
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at a new SSL flaw, attacks on smart meters, FBI's problem with phone encryption and the bank that is spending £310 million on cyber security.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at concerns around data trust and transparency, and the latest serious data breach at one of the biggest technology start-ups.
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.
Your next new car is likely to connect - via the internet - to an assortment of applications and sensors in order to tap into valuable data. But questions are now being asked now on the potential privacy and security risks.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the first attacks resulting from the Bash/Shellshock bug, claims of cyber Armageddon and unpredictable hackers.
This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), China's industrial spying; US extra-territorial claims; SANS event; Card hacks increase; Malvertsing growth; staff data-theft criminal; Biometric smartphones up tenfold; Celebgate hits cloud; Kids, weakest link; Women's Security Society event; Kyle and Stan hit millions.
Enterprises are questioning their cloud strategy after Apple's iCloud service was implicated in the leak of nude celebrity photos. But should one bad Apple spoil the bunch?
You've accepted that you are going to be breached at some point. Tony Morbin looks at how this new perspective should be reflected in your response planning
Kate O'Flaherty reports how the security implications of wearable technology are becoming clearer as Google Glass infiltrates the corporate market
Cyber-warfare is so new that the 'ground-rules' are still being established. After the 2007 APT cyber-attack on Estonia, Nato created a cyber-defence centre and the Tallinn Manual ensued. Nazan Osman provides an overview of some of the CCDCOE's and manual's conclusions
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden lifted the lid on government surveillance but, as Doug Drinkwater reports, his disclosures have also had a significant impact on how companies view rogue employees
From October 2014 many UK public sector information handling projects will require contractors to be Cyber Essentials certified. Tony Morbin looks at how the scheme works, its aims, implementation, shortcomings and potential next steps
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 22 to 28.
This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at Sony PlayStation Network hack, the rise in security spending and surprising new claims on cyber security skills and encryption.
SCADA systems are essential to the smooth running of critical infrastructure but, as evidenced by the Stuxnet attack, they can be exploited through software and hardware vulnerabilities, and human error. But experts contest if they are really under threat.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at rumours on a new NSA insider, hackable living rooms and if police are turning the tide on cyber-criminals.
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 15 to 21.
While still a relatively immature industry, cyber insurance can reduce the costs of recovering from a breach, and, as Tony Morbin reports, it can also play a role in driving adoption of best practice, including de-facto standards in critical infrastructure.
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 8 to 14.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at data breach response, new concerns on EU privacy and claims that the internet is breaking 'under its own weight'.
During Black Hat Dell SecureWorks' threat reports included details on its research into the Lurk Downloader and hijacking attempts on large hosting companies' networks.
This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) highlights from the Black Hat conference, and reaction to the 'biggest data breach ever'.
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you, the reader, in the week for August 1 to 7.
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for July 25 to 31.
This week's In Case You Missed It column considers early security questions on driverless cars, the hidden cost behind data breaches and new claims of industrial cyber espionage.
Here are the five most popular SC articles, as seen by you the reader, in the week for July 18 to 24.