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FIDO promotes device-based unified authentication standards

The FIDO Europe Working Group launched today with the aim of accelerating the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. SC Media UK spoke to Alain Martin, co-chair of the new FIDO Europe Working Group.

Mozilla looses trust in Dutch Certs, raises wider concerns in industry

Dutch moves to strengthen the powers of its state authorities leads Mozilla to propose excluding Dutch CAs from its trust list - could form part of a wider undermining of trust in the Internet

Google creates list of untrusted certificate authorities

Google has instituted a blacklist of untrustworthy certificates for use in the company's browser Chrome.

ICYMI: compromised Cert.D, largest breach, home automation, bitcoin bounty, CrypoWall 4.0 exploit

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at compromised Cert.D, Russians in largest breach, vulnerable home automation, Bitcoin bounty on DDoS, CryptoWall 4.0 deliverd via Nuke EK.

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.

GCHQ certifies six MSc cyber security degrees

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, announced today that six Master's degree courses in cyber security are to be certified by GCHQ.

Slow start for cyber attack rescue service

The Computer Incident Response (CIR) scheme to rescue businesses who have suffered a cyber attack has failed to get going despite being due since August with eight vendors trying and failing to secure accreditation.

P2P encryption solution gets PCI SSC approval

European Payment Services (EPS) in Berkshire has become the first vendor to have its point-to-point encryption (P2PE) hardware certified under global security standards used to protect consumer card data.

Business and management skills training launched by Cyber Security Challenge and Infosec Skills

Registrations for online competitions for information security management, business continuity management and information risk management open today.

RSA Conference: How valuable and necessary are industry certifications?

Employers want to see passion for a job not just an industry certification and educational degree.

(ISC)² announces collaboration with the Information Security Forum

Membership body (ISC)² is strengthening its professional certifications and education programs through an extended collaboration with the Information Security Forum (ISF).