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With GDPR imminent, it's crucial we tackle the biggest myths surrounding data regulation and cyber-security

With GDPR imminent, it's crucial we tackle the biggest myths surrounding data regulation and cyber-security

Lillian Pang addresses some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the new GDPR legislation

Report disputes Microsoft's "low volume spear-phishing" claim

Report disputes Microsoft's "low volume spear-phishing" claim

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A new security report casts doubt on Microsoft's attempts to downplay a zero-day exploit used by the Russian APT group.

Russia's increasing cyber-capabilities underestimated?

Russia's increasing cyber-capabilities underestimated?

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As Russia increases its military and civilian cyber-security capabilities, is the West under-estimating these developments?

Organised hacker groups pose threat to Russian banks

Organised hacker groups pose threat to Russian banks

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The Russian government plans to ramp up its efforts in the fight against organised cyber criminal gangs within the country, but law enforcement still faces problems in getting the bad guys

Leaked emails tie Russia to separatists - report

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A collection of hacked emails from a high-ranking Kremlin official were published by the BBC, providing details of Russia's involvement with separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine.

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

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This week In Case You Missed it looks at: £1.9 bn for UK cyber strategy; Hospital hacked; More NSA leaks; Fraud attack league; Directors' breach liability

Investigatory Powers Bill one step closer to becoming law

Investigatory Powers Bill one step closer to becoming law

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The Investigatory Powers Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Lords. The House of Lords did suggest some amendments to the bill, which means the bill will be thrown back to the House of Commons for a final 'look over', and is expected to become law by the end of 2016.

Cyber-defence spending increased

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UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the UK will invest up to £265 million to boost the defence of military cyber-systems

Australian Red Cross data breach biggest in country's history

Australian Red Cross data breach biggest in country's history

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1.3m Australian Red Cross records leaked, exposing medical data

Councils spend nearly 8x more on health and safety training than IT security

Councils spend nearly 8x more on health and safety training than IT security

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A Freedom of Information Request has unearthed the fact that for local councils, health and safety training is far more favoured than IT or data security.

Czech police nab Russian suspected of hacking US targets

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The Police of the Czech Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an unnamed Russian citizen suspected of hacking US-based targets.

First-ever UK director general for digital and media has security CV

First-ever UK director general for digital and media has security CV

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UK's first-ever director general for digital and media comes with an impressive background in cyber-security policy including a stint as director of cyber security and information assurance in the Cabinet Office.

Russian officials face sack for using Western mobile apps

Russian officials face sack for using Western mobile apps

As new laws limiting Russian officials from using non-approved software come into force next month, those contravening the regulations are warned they face being fired.

Kenya opens centre to combat cyber-crime

Kenya opens centre to combat cyber-crime

The African continent has seen an upsurge in cyber-attacks, particularly on telecommunications infrastructure and especially via DDoS, leading Kenya to set up a new Cyber Coordination Centre.

Russian special services to decrypt Internet traffic

Russian special services to decrypt Internet traffic

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Following on from the Yarovaya Law, Russia's special security service, FSB (successor to the KGB), is to implement plans to achieve access to all internet traffic in the country, decrypted.

Yahoo, complying with US intelligence directive, searched emails

Yahoo, complying with US intelligence directive, searched emails

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At the behest of a directive handed down by US intelligence officials, Yahoo built a custom software program in secret to dig through the emails of all of its customers.

Privacy orgs file brief against US, allies on bulk surveillance

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A coalition of privacy organisations are suing the United States and its allies for involvement in a bulk data collection program, which they say violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

GDS boosts government security with HTTPS/HSTS and DMARC

GDS boosts government security with HTTPS/HSTS and DMARC

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The Cabinet Office's Government Digital Service has mandated that all UK government agencies should be using HTTPS and DMARC to increase their online defences.

Tech big dogs enrolling in Privacy Shield

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Google and Dropbox are the latest US tech giants to register with the Privacy Shield.

State officials warn Congress: don't damage public confidence in election systems

State officials warn Congress: don't damage public confidence in election systems

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An association of state officials has published an open letter that seeks to strengthen public confidence in the electoral process, in light of research that has raised questions about the security of voting machines.

Cross border computer probes gets nod in Switzerland

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The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.

Lithuania launches National Cyber-Security Centre as Eastern Europe ramps up cyber-defences

Lithuania launches National Cyber-Security Centre as Eastern Europe ramps up cyber-defences

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The Lithuanian government has officially launched the country's National Cyber-Security Centre (NKSC) amid increased efforts by Eastern European countries to protect themselves against potential cyber-attacks.

North Korea has only 28 registered domains, leak shows

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Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.

Clapper: Russia has a long history of trying to interfere with elections

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Director of national intelligence James Clapper said there have been previous instances of Russian attempts to influence US elections going back to the 1960s.

Will the Investigatory Powers Bill mean handing over the keys to the kingdom?

Will the Investigatory Powers Bill mean handing over the keys to the kingdom?

Nic Scott discusses how the IP Bill will fundamentally change the relationship between UK citizens and the government.

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to go ahead with Chinese involvement despite previous concerns

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to go ahead with Chinese involvement despite previous concerns

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Despite concerns over security from both the Prime Minister and one of her chiefs of staff, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been given a green light today for construction with backing from China.

GCHQ planning use of DNS filters to curb cyber-attacks

GCHQ planning use of DNS filters to curb cyber-attacks

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Boss of GCHQ and the new NCSC has revealed plans that the spy agencies are planning to partner with UK ISPs to use DNS filtering to curb cyber-attacks.

Guccifer 2.0 again denies Russian connection, mocks reports linking hacker to APT groups

Guccifer 2.0 again denies Russian connection, mocks reports linking hacker to APT groups

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An individual who self-identified as Guccifer 2.0 continues to deny reports by security firms that link the purported hacker or hacking group to Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) groups.

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