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UK government gives fresh backing to Cyber Security Strategy

UK government gives fresh backing to Cyber Security Strategy

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A revew by the government of its three-year-old Cyber Security Strategy suggests that new funding, more security training and a stronger focus on SMEs is to come in 2015.

Police need more money to fight cyber-crime, finds report

Police need more money to fight cyber-crime, finds report

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Money is urgently needed from the Government's £860 million National Cyber Security Programme to plug big holes in the police's ability to combat cyber-crime, which is now reaching crisis levels.

David Blunkett: Share skills & intel to improve national cyber-security

David Blunkett: Share skills & intel to improve national cyber-security

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Former UK Home Secretary David Blunkett says the cross-sector sharing of information and skills is essential if nation critical cyber-attacks - and cyber- terrorism - are to be averted.

Chinese cyber-espionage suspected, 77 arrested in Kenya

Chinese cyber-espionage suspected, 77 arrested in Kenya

A fatal fire at a home in Nairobi, Kenya, has resulted in the exposure of what police believe to be a large scale Chinese hacking operation.

CERT-UK: Fighting back against cyber-criminals

CERT-UK: Fighting back against cyber-criminals

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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.

UK cyber-crime policing criticised as Halifax hacker is jailed

UK cyber-crime policing criticised as Halifax hacker is jailed

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Police crack phishing-based case just as a UK government watchdog slates them for failure to keep pace with cyber-crime.

ICYMI: UK cyber-security courses, government malware and the new Sony hack

ICYMI: UK cyber-security courses, government malware and the new Sony hack

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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.

Tech experts want new UK data protection law for biometrics

Tech experts want new UK data protection law for biometrics

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A panel compromising the former head of GCHQ, leading scientists and privacy rights campaigners raised concerns over the use of biometrics at a government committee meeting earlier this week.

UK surveillance questioned as government publishes anti-terror law

UK surveillance questioned as government publishes anti-terror law

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The British government today published details of its proposed anti-terror law, and subsequently faced fresh questions on surveillance and the mixed messages given out to local cyber-security start-ups.

UK internet firms warn of more mass surveillance

UK internet firms warn of more mass surveillance

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Internet firms and privacy campaigners are warning that a new Government law could pave the way for the renewed blanket collection of personal mobile phone data for use by UK police and intelligence agencies.

NSA, GCHQ or both behind Stuxnet-like Regin malware?

NSA, GCHQ or both behind Stuxnet-like Regin malware?

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Symantec has discovered a new piece of customisable malware - reminiscent of the Stuxnet worm - which has been stealing data from governments, telcos, energy companies and SMEs since 2008. And experts say the threat actor could be the US or UK government.

Russia to ban State use of foreign software in bid to boost IT-security

Russia to ban State use of foreign software in bid to boost IT-security

Russia reportedly plans to ban imports of foreign software for state use from next year according to recent government statements.

Francis Maude: Home-grown talent key to defeating cyber-criminals

Francis Maude: Home-grown talent key to defeating cyber-criminals

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UK cabinet minister Francis Maude told conference attendees in London today that human endeavour holds the key to defeating cyber-criminals.

Cyber Connect UK launches this week

A new website and online community for small businesses and start-ups in the cyber-sector went live on Tuesday

British government wants to develop cyber-insurance market

British government wants to develop cyber-insurance market

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The British government has teamed up with 12 insurers to develop the fledgling cyber-insurance market.

$500 million for new Russian cyber army

$500 million for new Russian cyber army

Russia is recruiting now for new dedicated cyber-forces in the army, with an initial outlay of some US$ 500 million (approximately £315 million).

'Every day is a challenge' - Inside Europol's fight against cybercrime

'Every day is a challenge' - Inside Europol's fight against cybercrime

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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

Making waves and headlines: 2014 in review

Making waves and headlines: 2014 in review

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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

Cybercrime: the new normal

Cybercrime: the new normal

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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

Mixed results for key Government cyber-initiatives

Mixed results for key Government cyber-initiatives

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The Government's Verify scheme to confirm IDs is behind scheuduled uptake, but its CISP threat intelligence sharing scheme is ahead of target.

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.

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