IT security issues continue to hit critical services, but do we, the public, ever know for sure if they are due to error, system failure, or an attack?
Time to take stock, audit your assets and their security - including both response plans and staff, and address any outstanding issues says Nick Pollard
Doug Drinkwater takes a two minute look at cybercrime-as-a-service, the new business model for hackers
Despite the value of critical enterprise data, many organisations are not aware of what their 'crown jewels' information is, says Carmina Lees, director of security services in UK & Ireland, IBM
Moves to increase SME participation in government IT tendering drew criticism, but Peter Groucutt explains how G-Cloud has helped reduce security concerns as one of the objections
Mentoring and promotion of success can increase the presence and profile of women in security, but mostly, women must seize their own opportunities says Barbara Nelson.
In the current print issue, SC Magazine UK talks to women in the industry about their experience, asks if data is secure when held by a cloud provider and assesses how ready we are for the new EU Data Protection Regulation.
Companies will have to get used to third-party assessments of their information security risk, says Simon Saunders
Concerted cooperative effort by defenders should at least match that of attackers, suggests Daniel Shugrue
CeBIT further sharpened its profile as one of the world's leading IT events for decision-makers, reports Roland Ackermann
Security and the Internet of Things (IoT) were the top themes of "Embedded World 2014" in Nuremberg, Germany, earlier this year, reports Roland Ackerman
The evolving threat of cyber-espionage and how to address it, the onslaught of BYOD in the office and cyber insurance are all on this summer's horizon.
Cyber security can't remain an IT issue. It needs to be addressed and filtered from the C-suite throughout the business, explains Rangu Salgame, CEO of growth ventures at Tata Communications.
Being alert to the danger of outside attacks is one thing, but like charity, security begins at home. Expect the unexpected, warns Geoff Sweeney, CTO of Tier-3.
Precautions must be taken to protect your Bitcoin horde, says LogRhythm's Mark Vankempen
Encryption integrity is called into question following NSA leaks, says Alan Kessler, CEO of Vormetric
Context-aware security can make intelligent decisions while allowing mobile users to get the job done.
Businesses can accept employee device promiscuity without causing difficulties for IT management, says Centrify's Darren Gross.
Blaming cloud providers for giving in to the demands of US intelligence is a naive approach to a complex issue.
The government has done its bit for cyber security - now it's up to businesses to take action, and quickly.
Having a hard time getting security budget approval? Start by being relevant and communicating.
Understanding cloud computing's impact on all aspects of IT is vital, and this requires a broader set of skills and knowledge that meet the rapid evolution of the industry head on.
Using the incident pit technique in the wake of an attack is the best way to see off future threats to your organisation.
Believe an anti-virus vendor's marketing spiel and you might end up with a naff product - so do your homework.
We are always spoilt in April with not only Infosec, but 44Cafe and BSides London too - and this year was another corker.
Professional monitor in association with (ISC)2: Infosec professionals need to work with law enforcementApril 22, 2013
Collaboration between infosec professionals and law enforcement agencies is vital, says Victoria Baines, the European Cybercrime Centre's strategy and prevention chief.
Pay attention to the Macs in your office, especially if they are used by people unaware of the risks they present.
Neither automated analysis, nor the manual reading of Twitter posts, is a useful practice for HR to engage in.
Women in Security, recently launched by (ISC)2's London chapter, is actively encouraging women to join the profession and take on those roles for which they are often overlooked.
Password re-use, not to mention default and blank passwords, can bring your whole network to its knees.
We shouldn't let the potential misuse of a product in the wrong hands blind us to its benefits in the right ones.
The convergence of physical and IT security calls for infosec practitioners to adopt 'a design principle', says Eduard Emde, president of professional body ASIS International.
Sensitive data can be tunnelled out of your network in many ways. Fortunately, there are just as many ways to stop it.
The vulnerability of BMWs to 'no key' theft is a case study in what happens if the lessons of IT security are ignored.
Richard Nealon, information security assurance manager and co-chairman of the (ISC)2 EMEA Advisory Board, explains why the organisation's Workforce Study is so important.
Wireless sniffing tools can tell you - and potential wrongdoers - a lot about users of mobile devices.
This year's 44Con did the industry proud, from the new attack on Enigma to the caffeine-infused BlackBerry Lounge.
Effective security requires winning hearts and minds, says Colette Hanley, head of information security compliance at online communications brand Skype.
Sending hackers on a wild goose chase, and 'playing dead' in front of thieves, are brilliant ploys - but they're not enough.
Stuxnet-fuelled talk of the dawn of cyber warfare is, alas, misguided. Sadly, keyboards will never replace guns.
The new EU regulation regarding data protection has highlighted the dire need for security skills development among small and medium-sized businesses.
Mobile device management might have progressed - but so too have the attack vectors and vulnerabilities.
The Curious Case of the Worm-Infected Photo Booth lays bare the perils of shunning security in favour of usability.
The international industry at large can have a bigger say on the big issues, says John Colley, managing director of (ISC)2 EMEA and co-chair of its Advisory Board.
A honeytrap on your network can exploit hackers' desire for an easy win and enable you to catch them red-handed.
There are some interesting ideas bouncing around on the concept of technical debt and security debt.
There is growing acceptance that a concerted effort is needed to overcome the skills gap in the information security industry - and graduate schemes are the answer.
If your staff reveal all on their LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, then your company is a sitting duck for fraudsters.
When disaster hits, it's too easy to pin the blame on one person - fixing the underlying problems is better.
The increasing trend of 'bring your own devices' to work will become the norm for businesses imminently, completely changing the face of information security.