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Airbus to build virtual reality cyber-centre for MoD

Airbus to build virtual reality cyber-centre for MoD

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Airbus Innovations Group has been awarded a £1.4 million contract to build a Virtual Cyber Centre of Operations (VCCO) for the military, with the aim of helping the MoD detect and respond to cyber-attacks.

Government bangs the drum for UK cyber-insurance

Government bangs the drum for UK cyber-insurance

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The British government has teamed up with the Royal Bank of Scotland and insurance broker Marsh to help develop the local cyber-insurance market, after its own report indicated that few businesses are covered in the event of a data breach.

Security agencies - increase powers, tech and oversight

Security agencies - increase powers, tech and oversight

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond called for the security agencies to be given the powers and technology needed to match the foes they face - while subject to parliamentary oversight.

CIA to reorganise, create digital directorate

CIA to reorganise, create digital directorate

Reorganisation at the CIA will see the creation of a specialist digital directorate to enhance overseas spying operations.

Russia updates its IT security strategy in reaction to current tensions

Russia updates its IT security strategy 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.

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