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CERT UK finally launches to counter cyber threats

CERT UK finally launches to counter cyber threats

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The UK government finally launched its first national computer emergency response team, CERT-UK, in London today.

CERT UK reportedly to launch next week

CERT UK reportedly to launch next week

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The British government will finally launch the much-delayed Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) next week, according to report, in a bid to protect the country's critical infrastructure.

Reporting cyber attacks should be "a legal requirement"

Reporting cyber attacks should be "a legal requirement"

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The opposition Labour party is calling for new laws to be introduced so that businesses are forced to report when they have been hit by a cyber attack.

UK Government gets serious about cyber security education

UK Government gets serious about cyber security education

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The UK Government is stepping up plans for developing the cyber-security sector, with support for students and teachers.

'Ministry of Justice' scam email attracts hundreds of calls

'Ministry of Justice' scam email attracts hundreds of calls

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The Government's Action Fraud helpline has received hundreds of calls in just 24 hours from end users concerned about a new email phishing campaign that purports to come from the Ministry of Justice.

TrustyCon: Malware expert Mikko Hypponen kicks off conference on "trust"

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In light of the RSA-NSA controversy, a number of speakers, who originally planned to speak at RSA Conference 2014, pulled out and formed a lineup for TrustyCon.

RSA 2014: Clarke, Hayden call for changes in intelligence-gathering

Cyber security guru Richard Clarke and General Michael Hayden discussed the much-maligned NSA spying program during the RSA Conference.

RSA 2014: Coviello discusses NSA controversy in keynote address

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In his keynote address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Art Coviello discussed the NSA allegations and also outlined four principles that would serve as a set of standards when it comes to cyber warfare.

B-Sides SF: US government a 'threat' to the future of encryption

B-Sides SF: US government a 'threat' to the future of encryption

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Christopher Soghoian, of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), concluded his speech at BSides San Francisco with the observation that developers building encryption models need to consider the US government a threat.

UK Government accused of launching DDoS attacks

UK Government accused of launching DDoS attacks

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Previously unknown UK Government secret service operation allegedly staging its own DDoS attacks against hacktivist groups

Iran and Russia blamed for state-sponsored espionage

Iran and Russia blamed for state-sponsored espionage

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Security analyst says that a cyber warfare arms agreement is inevitable

Government health data sharing may break EU law

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Imminent moves to gather all English health data together may breach planned new EU data protection regulations

UK government institute to crack down on infrastructure attacks

UK government institute to crack down on infrastructure attacks

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A new government-backed research centre is aiming to tackle the threat on the country's industrial control systems.

NSA backlash continues: UK firms move data out the US

NSA backlash continues: UK firms move data out the US

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British companies are fighting back against government surveillance in the U.S. 21 percent of UK firms are moving their hosted information out of the country because of security concerns.

UK government campaign to educate SMBs on cyber threat

UK government campaign to educate SMBs on cyber threat

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The British government has launched a new campaign which aims to educate consumers and SMEs on information security.

GCHQ to vet Huawei's security evaluation centre managers

GCHQ to vet Huawei's security evaluation centre managers

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is to scrutinise Chinese telecoms technology used in the UK's communications infrastructure.

Tory MEPs slam European invite to 'criminal' Snowden

Tory MEPs slam European invite to 'criminal' Snowden

Data privacy whistleblower Edward Snowden is set to be invited to give evidence to the European Parliament (EP) in January.

Home Office leaks personal details of 1,600 illegal immigrants

Home Office leaks personal details of 1,600 illegal immigrants

The Home Office admits accidentally publishing the personal details of nearly 1,600 illegal immigrants.

Chinese hackers infiltrate five European governments

Chinese hackers infiltrate five European governments

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Chinese hackers have successfully infiltrated five European Foreign Ministries and targeted other Western industrial companies, according to researchers.

European data privacy law could be watered down

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Market watchers are concerned that the pan-European data protection law is taking too long to pass and say that it may be watered down as a result.

British government faces criticism over 'fragmented' cyber crime policing

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The UK government's attempt to streamline the policing of fraud and cyber crime has been labelled "political", and "fragmented" .

FTSE 350 firms still ignore cyber threat

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The directors of 86 percent of Britain's biggest companies still don't consider the cyber threat in their decision making.

'Secret deal' gave US access to UK personal data

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Phone, internet and email records of UK citizens have been stored and analysed by America's National Security Agency, following a secret deal with the British Government.

Security pros to campaign against child abuse

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Security professionals are being urged to support a major new joint UK and US government campaign against paedophiles operating in the 'dark web', by being alert to child abuse images in their company networks.

Cyber attack emergency service launched

Cyber attack emergency service launched

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The Government's '999' emergency service to help companies and government agencies who suffer a cyber attack has kicked-off, almost three months after its official launch.

Microsoft may ramp up encryption of customer data post-Snowden

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Microsoft has confirmed to SCMagazineUK.com that it is considering encrypting customers' personal data which it sends over the internet, in the wake of the allegations of mass electronic surveillance by the NSA.

GCHQ 'intercepted LinkedIn and Slashdot traffic to plant malware'

GCHQ 'intercepted LinkedIn and Slashdot traffic to plant malware'

GCHQ allegedly set up fake LinkedIn and Slashdot pages to plant malware, targeting employees at Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) providers, compromising their computers.

Can the cloud be secure?

Can the cloud be secure?

Blaming cloud providers for giving in to the demands of US intelligence is a naive approach to a complex issue.

Intelligence heads scrutinised

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In an unprecedented move, all three UK intelligence chiefs were jointly called to account today in a timely meeting of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) tasked with providing political oversight of the UK's intelligence agencies.

Sea change

Sea change

The role of the chief information security officer is expanding to meet new challenges, says Paul Swarbrick, former CISO at NATS, as Karen Epper Hoffman reports.

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