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'Snooper's Charter' and cyber-security get royal seal of approval in Queen's Speech

'Snooper's Charter' and cyber-security get royal seal of approval in Queen's Speech

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The Queen's Speech today confirms government plans to push on through with the Draft Communications Bill, otherwise known as 'Snooper's Charter', while also endeavouring to monitor online terrorist communication and keep citizens safe from cyber-attacks.

New Tory government pushes ahead with Snooper's Charter

New Tory government pushes ahead with Snooper's Charter

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The controversial 'Snooper's Charter' surveillance law could be fast-tracked now that the Conservative political party has formed a majority government in the House of Commons.

What the next government's cyber-security policy should look like

What the next government's cyber-security policy should look like

The new government needs a new cyber-security policy as a priority - with sufficient resources - and drawn up by people with a good understanding of the issues, says Raimund Genes.

London-specific threat-intelligence launching via Mayor's office initiative

London-specific threat-intelligence launching via Mayor's office initiative

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London-specific threat intelligence is to be provided to businesses in the capital, possibly as early as next month, via an innovative independent body combining the police, government and the private sector, instigated by the Mayor's office.

Credit card style e-voting system could beat electoral fraud

Credit card style e-voting system could beat electoral fraud

With online voting in the UK yet to reach its full potential for the forthcoming election, many still doubt the security of systems claiming to be robust enough for a full, nationwide online vote.

Estonia recruits hundreds for its Defence League Cyber Unit

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Estonia has assembled a volunteer army of hundreds of civilian computer experts who are committed to defending their nation against cyber-attack

Infosec Europe 2015 preview

Infosec Europe 2015 preview

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Now in its 20th year, the event's theme is "Intelligent Security: Protect. Detect. Respond. Recover."

2 minutes on: UK bangs the drum for cyber-insurance

2 minutes on: UK bangs the drum for cyber-insurance

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Cyber-insurance is the new go-to for large corporations trying to defend themselves from data breaches, but the UK is lagging behind - and that is something the government wants to fix.

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

RSA 2015: Keynote addresses online safety risks to increasingly connected youths

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Technology can't replace the value of online safety education, the key to keeping kids out of predators' paths, panelists shared.

RSA 2015: Panelists debate a way forward for matters of cyber conflict

RSA 2015: Panelists debate a way forward for matters of cyber conflict

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Panelists discussed cyber-espionage and intellectual property theft affecting companies and steps the private and public sector must take to curb the threat.

RSA 2015: Tension continues to grow between govt, cryptographers

RSA 2015: Tension continues to grow between govt, cryptographers

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Government demands for back doors cryptography are ratcheting up discord with cryptographers, according to RSA panelists.

RSA 2015: Knowing which way the wind's blowing

RSA 2015: Knowing which way the wind's blowing

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Sharing of industry and government data, collated centrally to create a cyber-threat weather map is now underway in the US, with threat indicators being issued.

Governments need to protect industry from cyber-espionage - and some do

Governments need to protect industry from cyber-espionage - and some do

Public-private partnerships in cyber-security are needed with governments helping protect their private sector from cyber-espionage - as demonstrated in Finland and Israel

Russia to strengthen state control over the internet

Russia to strengthen state control over the internet

As Russia moves to strengthen state control over the internet in Russia, commercial concerns are anxious that any telco or ISP could be acquired.

Russian hackers attack White House

Russian hackers attack White House

Russia behind cyber-attack on White House - hackers have been in the system for months.

Government security initiatives: is the message getting through?

Government security initiatives: is the message getting through?

We need to see all results of government initiatives - both positive and negative - if industry, and especially SMEs are to act on them says Alan Carter.

Israeli political party's website defaced, possibly as part of #OpIsrael

Days after hacktivist collective Anonymous warned Israeli companies and websites that it would begin its annual cyber-attack campaign against the country on Tuesday, one Israeli political party's website was defaced.

Snapchat issues first transparency report, detailing almost 400 requests

Snapchat issues first transparency report, detailing almost 400 requests

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Snapchat issues transparancey data for 4 month period showing nearly 100 government data requests per month.

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