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Securing the energy industry: is success a dead CERT?

Securing the energy industry: is success a dead CERT?

Industry needs a brighter collaborative approach to help bring it out of the dark ages says Alan Carter

Could MH17 sanctions push Russia to cyber warfare?

Could MH17 sanctions push Russia to cyber warfare?

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A leading cyber security academic has warned the US and European governments that tougher sanctions on Russia relating to the MH17 airplane crash could result in the start of cyber warfare.

The 5 most read articles this week: July 11-17

The 5 most read articles this week: July 11-17

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Here are the five most popular SC articles, as seen by you the reader, in the week for July 11 to 17.

Criminals get hold of 'Russian state malware'

Criminals get hold of 'Russian state malware'

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One of the first cases of government-grade malware falling into the hands of common cyber criminals has been uncovered by US security firm Sentinel Labs.

ICYMI: Google's Project Zero, ICO breach & sharing intel on critical infrastructure

ICYMI: Google's Project Zero, ICO breach & sharing intel on critical infrastructure

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This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column takes a look at Google's Project Zero, accusations of double-standards at the ICO and the need to share intelligence on critical infrastructure.

Controversial DRIP bill set to become UK law

Controversial DRIP bill set to become UK law

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The controversial DRIP (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers) bill completed its Lords committee stage without amendment yesterday, after effectively being rubber-stamped into the legislative books overnight.

NIST to NSA: get your hands off our encryption (please)

NIST to NSA: get your hands off our encryption (please)

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NIST cryptographers want to be able to reject NSA guidance.

Pitty Tiger APT exploits older version Office flaws

Pitty Tiger APT exploits older version Office flaws

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The Pitty Tiger APT has been targeting telcos, defence companies and at least one government in a cyber-espionage campaign that relies on spear phishing and malware prying on vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office.

ICO wants more power as privacy complaints hit record levels

ICO wants more power as privacy complaints hit record levels

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The UK's data privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has called on the government to give it more power, better funding and the ability to imprison people as it battles against a record number of data protection complaints.

British PM promises £800 million cyber defence fund

British PM promises £800 million cyber defence fund

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British Prime Minister David Cameron today announced a £800 million investment in improving the country's cyber intelligence, reconnaissance and defence capabilities.

China accused of global zero-day attack on shipping firms

China accused of global zero-day attack on shipping firms

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A suspected Chinese government cyber-attack called 'Zombie Zero' has been targeting shipping, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide, according to US security research firm TrapX.

UK government criticised for opposing 'right to be forgotten'

UK government criticised for opposing 'right to be forgotten'

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The British government has been criticised by the president of a leading UK data protection professional body for trying to water down the 'right to be forgotten' privacy protection now being instigated by Google.

UK government to increase surveillance

UK government to increase surveillance

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The British government looks set to pass the Data Retention and Investigations Powers Bill - a law which will allow police and security services to access people's phone and internet records from telcos and ISPs.

Deep Panda - three years of attacks to defend China's oil interests

Deep Panda - three years of attacks to defend China's oil interests

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Attack vectors demonstrate the sophistication of malware available to cyber-criminals globally, says CheckPoint MD Keith Bird.

Barclays receives Cyber Essentials certification for digital banking

Barclays receives Cyber Essentials certification for digital banking

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Barclays bank has announced that it has received the UK government's Cyber Essentials certification for its digital banking services, including MyBarclays, BMB and Pingit.

CosmicDuke malware may hit European governments

CosmicDuke malware may hit European governments

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A complex variant of the MiniDuke malware - first seen almost 18 months ago and which targets NATO and other European government IT systems - has been spotted.

MP says National Security Strategy must take cyber threat seriously

MP says National Security Strategy must take cyber threat seriously

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Dame Margaret Beckett has criticised the government's National Security Strategy and says that the next version must do more to protect businesses from cyber threats.

Securing the Olympics

Securing the Olympics

With a military background in insider threat, Jane Wainwright tackled threats from inside and out to secure London's 2012 Olympics.

EU Data Protection Regulation: Rocky road to compliance

EU Data Protection Regulation: Rocky road to compliance

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The EU is inching ever closer to putting the much-anticipated EU General Data Protection Regulation on the statute books, and that could see many companies playing catch up.

How secure is cloud - really?

How secure is cloud - really?

Revelations of government surveillance are fuelling a paranoia that isn't going to subside. So should firms be afraid of adopting cloud?

Verizon loses German contract over spying fears

Verizon loses German contract over spying fears

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The German Government has cancelled a contract with US telecoms provider Verizon over fears it is obliged to hand over customer data to the US Government.

Get ready for the 'Snooper's Charter II'

Get ready for the 'Snooper's Charter II'

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UK Home Secretary and NCA director general explain the need for state digital surveillance.

Digital identity 'broken' in the UK

Digital identity 'broken' in the UK

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A conference in London highlights the contrasting fortunes on digital identity in the UK and Belgium.

GCHQ promotes collaborative action

GCHQ promotes collaborative action

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The IA14 Conference in London on Monday concluded with GCHQ director, Sir Iain Lobban, giving an insight into how GCHQ sees its role protecting and supporting UK citizens, industry and the economy.

Global tech giants support of Microsoft

Apple, Cisco, Verizon and AT&T, have joined the legal battle, submitting court papers with arguments in support of Microsoft's opposition to surrendering data held overseas.

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