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FBI raids house of 'second Snowden'

FBI raids house of 'second Snowden'

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The FBI is reported to have raided the house of a second whistle-blower who was leaking sensitive agency documents to the media.

GCHQ wants to become more transparent, claims web pioneer

GCHQ wants to become more transparent, claims web pioneer

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely-recognised as the inventor of the World Wide Web, has claimed that the UK's electronic surveillance and oversight body GCHQ is trying to become more transparent on spying.

Government trains lawyers and accountants in cyber threat

Government trains lawyers and accountants in cyber threat

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Lawers and accountants are identified as weak liinks in the cyber security chain when it comes to holding high value confidential data without adequate safeguards.

London police boosts cyber-crime fighting and CNI threat tackled

London police boosts cyber-crime fighting and CNI threat tackled

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In a double boost for the UK's cyber security, London's Met Police has launched a new cyber-crime and fraud team called Falcon, while the Government has pumped £2.5 million into protecting the critical national infrastructure from cyber-attacks, with security firm Thales playing a role.

EU regulators fire warning shots across Google's bow on data privacy

EU regulators fire warning shots across Google's bow on data privacy

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EU vs Google: the data privacy battle continues...

UK government contractors must comply with Cyber Essentials

UK government contractors must comply with Cyber Essentials

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The British government will demand that all its suppliers comply with the five cyber security requirements set out by the Cyber Essentials scheme from October 1.

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

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The FBI: we have your facial and fingerprint templates on file...

Britain's small cyber security firms get £4m boost

Britain's small cyber security firms get £4m boost

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Business secretary Vince Cable has launched a new £4 million government competition to help the UK's small cyber security businesses find new ways to combat the cyber threat.

US court claims right to British MPs' emails

US court claims right to British MPs' emails

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In a new twist to the US Government's claim that it has the right to access data held on Microsoft servers in Dublin, British MP's emails are now revealled to be among data that could be seized.

NATO members to get cyber war protection

NATO members to get cyber war protection

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Nato cyber defence policy to declare that a cyber attack on any one member country is an attack on them all.

What are the rules in cyber-warfare

What are the rules in cyber-warfare

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

NEWS BRIEFS: September - October

NEWS BRIEFS: September - October

Six Masters degree courses in cyber security to be certified by GCHQ, the highly controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill is passed and more security news.

Cyber Essentials: benchmarking best practice

Cyber Essentials: benchmarking best practice

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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

The 5 most read articles this week: August 15 to 21

The 5 most read articles this week: August 15 to 21

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 15 to 21.

Targeted spear phishing campaign targets governments, law enforcement

Targeted spear phishing campaign targets governments, law enforcement

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Kaspersky Lab claims to have identified a highly targeted spear phishing campaign that picks on high profile victims - including government, military, law enforcement agencies and embassies.

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

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The British government has kicked-off a £2 million contest to find new ways to protect the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer systems from cyber-attacks using automated threat response.

The 5 most read articles this week: August 8 to 14

The 5 most read articles this week: August 8 to 14

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 8 to 14.

Security naivety forces NCA to debut online awareness campaign

Security naivety forces NCA to debut online awareness campaign

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The UK's National Crime Agency has formed a new partnership with the government's Cyber Streetwise campaign after new figures from the Office of National Statistics revealed that there were 10,731 adult victims of cyber-crime last year.

European Commission backs Microsoft in privacy fight with US

European Commission backs Microsoft in privacy fight with US

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Microsoft has won the European Commission's support as it battles in court to prevent the US Government getting hold of one of its customer's emails, stored at its Dublin data centre.

FBI informant 'Sabu' leads cyber attacks against Turkish government

FBI informant 'Sabu' leads cyber attacks against Turkish government

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The US government is being questioned over its involvement in several cyber-attacks against the Turkish government, which were reportedly carried out by hacker turned FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur.

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