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The curious case of the missing women in cyber

Rather than promote positive discrimination, we need to promote cyber-security as a gender neutral discipline and advocate for 'positive action' says Naina Bhattacharya, creating positive messaging for diversity and inclusion.

Women of influence in UK cyber security 2017: 20 women to watch

SC Media UK has come up with our list of 20 SC Women of Influence in UK Cyber-Security 2017, selecting from an abundance of talent to promote female cyber-security role models

Malware - a primer: What is it and what can you do to prevent it?

Virus, worm, keylogger, Trojan, spyware, adware, and ransomware are all forms of malware with a level of distinction between each, but, as Harsh Maurya notes, it might not be apparent to the common, non-tech user.

Companies need to adopt a culture-shift to ensure cyber-threat awareness

To combat cyber-attacks we need to look at a cultural change within the company and shunt Cyber Security higher up the agenda. A great start could be ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management standard says Tim Schraider.

ICYMI: Spyware; US data law; NSA tools hack; Games DDoS'd; Skills gap

In Case You Missed It: Spyware in 1,000 apps; US global data grab; NSA tools used to hack hotels; Warcraft DDoS'd; Students narrow skills gap

Students offer hope for narrowing of skills gap in cyber-security

Today's A level results report Maths as the most popular A level with maths and further maths having nearly 25 percent more entries than in 2010 - bodes well to narrow skills gap - but concerns remain and alternatives touted.

Supporting staff to create a more cyber-security conscious workforce

Security tools are useful, but as Edewede Oriwoh explains, we also need to support our staff within an overall cyber-security strategy where employees are engaged and involved and come to own some of the security processes.

Lastline says cyber-pros have some gaps in their malware knowledge

Low awareness of some common malware behaviours could decrease the effectiveness of detection and mitigation efforts, according to the company.

Understanding millennials critical in filling cyber-skills gap

Researchers say by 2022 there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers.

Software Testing Academy grads get hands-on exposure in cyber-security

Cyber-security specialists NCC Group has taken on 30 new recruits that have graduated from its Software Testing Academy.

InfoSec 2017: "If security doesn't work for people, it doesn't work"

People are now officially the strongest link in cyber-security and this people-centric approach demands that vendors make their tech easier to use, and organisations implement policies that people will choose to follow.

Schools among the most sought after cyber-targets

Schools, both those of higher education and local school districts, hold in one place all the types of data prized by hackers, health care information, student and employee PII, research and even payment card data.

New cyber-security research centre launches at Cardiff University

Cardiff University and Airbus have launched a new centre to provide world-leading research into cyber-security.

Free online course offers online privacy and cyber-security advice

A free cyber-security course being offered by Newcastle University's School of Computing Science is one of the latest ways to protect online privacy.

Brian Krebs says the US needs to cultivate more "Hackers for Good"

Cyber-security blogger Brian Krebs spoke at Microsoft BlueHat IL on the psychology of the modern-day supervillain hacker and outlining key threats.

Letter from the editor: Welcome to SC Media!

SC Magazine has become SC Media, with SC Magazine UK becoming SC Media UK as the organisation becomes more digitally focused for a digitally focused industry.

New cyber-academy to open at Bletchley Park

UK's first National College of Cyber-Security will open on the site of Bletchley Park by 2018 as part of wide-ranging plans to nurture the country's brightest cyber-security talent.

Birmingham cyber-sec chair demonstrates business-academic collaboration

Professor Mark Ryan takes the HP Chair in Cyber Security at the University of Birmingham to explore security issues where the digital and physical world blur.

New cyber-academy formed to fast-track next generation of security experts

GCHQ-certified programme will quickly give students cutting-edge cyber-security skills to help make UK the safest place to live and do business online.

Trick or Treat - 25 of the most ridiculous questions asked of IT security

"Do you have any insect repellent? I've been told my computer has a bug."

Only half of under-25s would join the fight against cyber-crime

Kaspersky Lab says young cyber-security talent should be used to the industry's advantage, but education and businesses must first provide more programmes and roles to pave the way for new generations.

Councils spend nearly 8x more on health and safety training than IT security

A Freedom of Information Request has unearthed the fact that for local councils, health and safety training is far more favoured than IT or data security.

IP Expo: People don't understand that they are the target [video]

James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos, says he is trying to understand why the average person thinks they are not a target for cyber-criminals and how to get that message across to them.

IP Expo: Slaying myths and monsters with Dr Barker [video]

Dr Jessica Barker warns against alienating your users if you want to get them onside in the fight to secure your information network.

89% of mobile users wouldn't know if their device was cyber-attacked

A majority of mobile users (89 percent) wouldn't know if their device has been infected through a cyber-attack, revealing a massive lack of awareness of cyber-threats.

Lack of process, security culture leaving firms open to cyber-attack

A new QinetiQ white paper warns firms that security training alone will not change employee behaviours.

Cyber-security awareness: A battle between the rational and impulsive brains

SC's Roi Perez looks at how we tackle the biggest vulnerability in our IT infrastructures - the people

UK's National Unplugging Day 2016 set for 26 June

The second annual National Unplugging Day in the UK will be held this year on 26 June 2016 to encourage families to spend the day from start to finish without any technology.

Video: New EPQ offers students equivalent of cyber-security AS level

To address the urgent need for more young people to enter the cyber-security industry, the Cyber Security Challenge UK and partners have launched the new EPQ qualification.

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

CyberCenturion 2016, the competition which started with around 50 teams, was narrowed down to the final 10 who competed today at Bletchley Park for the crown.