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'Freak' SSL flaw affects mobile browsers, thousands of websites

'Freak' SSL flaw affects mobile browsers, thousands of websites

Security researchers have discovered the latest SSL/TLS vulnerability, which leaves around 12 percent of all websites open to MiTM attacks and potential data loss.

The future CISO: The next Captain Kirk?

The future CISO: The next Captain Kirk?

Future Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will be multi-skilled business-enablers, the 21st century equivalent of Captain Kirk from Stark Trek.

Hundreds attend SC Congress in London

Hundreds attend SC Congress in London

Around 400 cyber-security professionals, including more than 300 delegates as well as speakers, sponsors and press, packed out the SC Congress conference in London on Tuesday to see more than a dozen industry experts raise issues including the future of the CISO, APT and Internet of Things attacks.

Features

Case study: Securing the water supply

Case study: Securing the water supply

"IT security isn't just about technology, it's also people and processes," explains Michael Cock, group information technology manager at Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) as he describes to SC some of the policies, approaches and technology used to protect the drinking water of 670,000 residents and 284,000 properties

How do you solve a problem like mobile security?

How do you solve a problem like mobile security?

A growing variety of technologies, functionality and devices, often not chosen by the organisation, connecting to the corporate network from beyond the perimeter make mobile security tougher than ever, reports Doug Drinkwater from SC Magazine's recent roundtable

Fixing the UK's cyber-skills gap

Fixing the UK's cyber-skills gap

A KPMG survey found that over half of UK companies would seriously consider hiring ex-hackers or convicted criminals to plug their skills gap

Opinion

The true cost of false positives

The true cost of false positives

Implement a structured response with automated systems to bring down the cost of chasing false positives says Brian Foster.

Wiping the flaws: Why it's time to get smarter about patch management

Wiping the flaws: Why it's time to get smarter about patch management

Monolithic operating systems will attract attackers, and speed to market will trump security, so expect patches and be intelligent about how vulnerabilities are fixed says Raimund Genes.

Are digital loss prevention and signature-based anti-virus living on borrowed time?

Are digital loss prevention and signature-based anti-virus living on borrowed time?

Should fingerprint-based data leakage protection be declared dead asks Peter Tyrrell, suggesting it just doesn't scale for the hyper-connected world.