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FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

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The FBI: we have your facial and fingerprint templates on file...

Britain's small cyber security firms get £4m boost

Britain's small cyber security firms get £4m boost

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Business secretary Vince Cable has launched a new £4 million government competition to help the UK's small cyber security businesses find new ways to combat the cyber threat.

US court claims right to British MPs' emails

US court claims right to British MPs' emails

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In a new twist to the US Government's claim that it has the right to access data held on Microsoft servers in Dublin, British MP's emails are now revealled to be among data that could be seized.

NATO members to get cyber war protection

NATO members to get cyber war protection

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Nato cyber defence policy to declare that a cyber attack on any one member country is an attack on them all.

What are the rules in cyber-warfare

What are the rules in cyber-warfare

Cyber-warfare is so new that the 'ground-rules' are still being established. After the 2007 APT cyber-attack on Estonia, Nato created a cyber-defence centre and the Tallinn Manual ensued. Nazan Osman provides an overview of some of the CCDCOE's and manual's conclusions

NEWS BRIEFS: September - October

NEWS BRIEFS: September - October

Six Masters degree courses in cyber security to be certified by GCHQ, the highly controversial Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill is passed and more security news.

Cyber Essentials: benchmarking best practice

Cyber Essentials: benchmarking best practice

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From October 2014 many UK public sector information handling projects will require contractors to be Cyber Essentials certified. Tony Morbin looks at how the scheme works, its aims, implementation, shortcomings and potential next steps

The 5 most read articles this week: August 15 to 21

The 5 most read articles this week: August 15 to 21

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 15 to 21.

Targeted spear phishing campaign targets governments, law enforcement

Targeted spear phishing campaign targets governments, law enforcement

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Kaspersky Lab claims to have identified a highly targeted spear phishing campaign that picks on high profile victims - including government, military, law enforcement agencies and embassies.

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

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The British government has kicked-off a £2 million contest to find new ways to protect the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer systems from cyber-attacks using automated threat response.

The 5 most read articles this week: August 8 to 14

The 5 most read articles this week: August 8 to 14

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for August 8 to 14.

Security naivety forces NCA to debut online awareness campaign

Security naivety forces NCA to debut online awareness campaign

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The UK's National Crime Agency has formed a new partnership with the government's Cyber Streetwise campaign after new figures from the Office of National Statistics revealed that there were 10,731 adult victims of cyber-crime last year.

European Commission backs Microsoft in privacy fight with US

European Commission backs Microsoft in privacy fight with US

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Microsoft has won the European Commission's support as it battles in court to prevent the US Government getting hold of one of its customer's emails, stored at its Dublin data centre.

FBI informant 'Sabu' leads cyber attacks against Turkish government

FBI informant 'Sabu' leads cyber attacks against Turkish government

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The US government is being questioned over its involvement in several cyber-attacks against the Turkish government, which were reportedly carried out by hacker turned FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur.

WordPress and Drupal flaw hits 23% of world's websites

WordPress and Drupal flaw hits 23% of world's websites

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Up to 230 million websites, including the US White House and the UK's main government data site, are at risk from a denial of service flaw in their WordPress and Drupal content management systems. The two suppliers have rushed out a fix.

What the Cyber Essentials Scheme means for UK business

What the Cyber Essentials Scheme means for UK business

The government's initiative to set a baseline certification scheme for cyber security, Cyber Essentials, is now underway and John Godwin encourages companies to get certified as soon as possible.

The 5 most read articles this week: August 1-7

The 5 most read articles this week: August 1-7

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you, the reader, in the week for August 1 to 7.

UK government proposes public sector data sharing

UK government proposes public sector data sharing

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A leaked document reveals that the British government plans to revise data collection laws so that it can share personal details on earnings, tax and criminal records, benefits payments and more with all agencies in the public sector.

UK Lords slams EU ruling on "right to be forgotten"

UK Lords slams EU ruling on "right to be forgotten"

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A committee sitting in the UK's House of Lords has said that the EU's ruling on the 'right to be forgotten', which requires companies to delete data on request where appropriate, is 'unworkable'.

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.

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