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Russia updates its IT security stategy in reaction to current tensions

Russia updates its IT security stategy in reaction to current tensions

Russia says it is revising its policies to help prevent information warfare, identity-theft and cyber-fraud.

Case study: Securing the water supply

Case study: Securing the water supply

"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

Fixing the UK's cyber-skills gap

Fixing the UK's cyber-skills gap

A KPMG survey found that over half of UK companies would seriously consider hiring ex-hackers or convicted criminals to plug their skills gap

NATO: Defending against the known unknowns

NATO: Defending against the known unknowns

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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

More NSA calls for backdoors

More NSA calls for backdoors

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Industry reaction to renewed calls for technology backdoors by government agencies has been predictably negative.

Is NSA 'World's most advanced threat actor' revealed by Kaspersky?

Is NSA 'World's most advanced threat actor' revealed by Kaspersky?

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Equation Group, the most advanced threat actor yet seen according to Kaspersky, may be the NSA.

US President Obama calls for cyber-security collaboration

US President Obama calls for cyber-security collaboration

The US government and the IT industry continue to lock horns over encryption, despite the US president's plea for greater co-operation between government and vendors.

Royal Navy under threat from cyber-attacks

Royal Navy under threat from cyber-attacks

The Royal Navy is under an increasing danger of cyber-attack and the government should ramp up training to deal with the threat.

Ukrainian government to counter cyber-attacks

Ukrainian government to counter cyber-attacks

Ukraine has draw up a new state strategy for IT security following wholesale breaches of the government's online presence.

UK trials driverless cars amid security concerns

UK trials driverless cars amid security concerns

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The UK government is spending £19 million on trialling driverless cars across four major cities, but the news has been met with some caution by experts warning of liability and security issues.

Iran and North Korea: The new kids on the (cyber-warfare) block

Iran and North Korea: The new kids on the (cyber-warfare) block

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North Korea and Iran are the new players among at least 39 with military cyber-space operations, according to a new report.

Prolific espionage group returns with iOS spyware

Prolific espionage group returns with iOS spyware

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A prolific cyber-espionage group has been actively targeting politicians, journalists, military and other entities by using spyware against Apple iOS devices.

QWERTY keylogger claimed to link Regin malware to NSA

QWERTY keylogger claimed to link Regin malware to NSA

QWERTY module from Snowden linked to Regin, strengthening case for NSA origin.

UK government extends Cyber Essentials to charities

UK government extends Cyber Essentials to charities

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The UK government has partnered with the IASME consortium and the Give01Day not-for-profit organisation to offer Cyber Essentials certification to UK charities to help them keep safe online.

Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

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The Chinese government allegedly stole the designs of a new US fighter jet, according to the latest leaked documents from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

US and UK join forces for cyber 'war games'

US and UK join forces for cyber 'war games'

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The UK and US will increase their co-operation on cyber-security, with some kind of transatlantic 'Waking Shark' banking exercise seemingly in the pipeline.

UK cyber-security firms join Cameron for 'controversial' US trip

UK cyber-security firms join Cameron for 'controversial' US trip

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PM's Washington visit includes promoting UK cyber-skills and seeking to circumvent encryption.

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