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Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

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The Chinese government allegedly stole the designs of a new US fighter jet, according to the latest leaked documents from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

US and UK join forces for cyber 'war games'

US and UK join forces for cyber 'war games'

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The UK and US will increase their co-operation on cyber-security, with some kind of transatlantic 'Waking Shark' banking exercise seemingly in the pipeline.

UK cyber-security firms join Cameron for 'controversial' US trip

UK cyber-security firms join Cameron for 'controversial' US trip

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PM's Washington visit includes promoting UK cyber-skills and seeking to circumvent encryption.

Prime minister wrong on encryption say experts

Prime minister wrong on encryption say experts

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Prime minister David Cameron's perceived criticism of encryption technologies has prompted a staunch defence from the information security community.

UK National Grid under constant cyber-attack

UK National Grid under constant cyber-attack

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A senior government figure says that the UK's power grid is under "minute-by-minute" attacks from computer hackers but information security experts aren't so sure.

ICYMI: Lizard Squad arrest, yearly predictions and new iCloud flaw

ICYMI: Lizard Squad arrest, yearly predictions and new iCloud flaw

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including news on Lizard Squad and old security predictions.

The perimeter's breached - encrypt everything!

The perimeter's breached - encrypt everything!

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Late last year SC Magazine UK editor-in-chief Tony Morbin interviewed Alan Kessler, president and CEO, Vormetric, to get an industry insider view on issues in the commercial encryption market.

2 min on: CERT-UK opens the door to cross-sector information sharing

2 min on: CERT-UK opens the door to cross-sector information sharing

The UK's National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has shown some promising signs in its first year, with the connected Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) initiative looking to improve cross-sector information sharing on security threats.

Keys to the internet

Keys to the internet

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International uptake has been slow for the DNS security extension (DNSSEC) which authenticates URL queries. Tony Morbin spoke to Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder to get a better understanding of the issues

Russia revamps its infosec strategy

Russia revamps its infosec strategy

Cyber-crime is as much a threat to ordinary Russians as anyone else, and the country is developing a strategy to cope - while seeking international cooperation too, as Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg reports

German government says Regin malware not on Merkel staffer's laptop

A spokesperson for the German government has refuted reports that the Regin spyware made its way onto the laptop of the Chancellor's top aide.

Gmail service possibly restored in China following four-day outage

China-based Gmail users reported issues accessing their accounts via third-party email services, but service may have since been restored.

News Briefs January-February 2015

News Briefs January-February 2015

News briefs from the January-February edition of SC Magazine UK

North Korea's internet downed by suspected DDoS attacks

North Korea's internet downed by suspected DDoS attacks

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North Korea suffered two major internet outages on Tuesday and Wednesday but - contrary to rumours of a post-Sony breach retaliation by the US government - the likely explanation looks more mundane.

North Korea threatens US with cyber-warfare

North Korea threatens US with cyber-warfare

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A war of words has broken out between the US and North Korea over the Sony data breach, with Pyongyang now threatening to battle Obama's administration 'in all war spaces including cyber-warfare space'.

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.

SC eConference 17 Feb 2015

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