New IOT law to require internet-connected device passwords to be unique, IoT device manufacturers must provide a public point of contact, minimum period of security updates to be specified when sold.
Rights groups raise concerns about the legality of London Met Police’s surveillance software and its impact on privacy
To share best practice among ISPs the World Economic Forum and its global partners have published Cybercrime Prevention Principles for Internet Service Providers.
Entries close soon for SC Awards Europe 2020 which early indications suggest will be the most successful yet; we are honoured to have the endorsement of BT Security as headline sponsor for this year's Awards.
Betting companies have accessed a large, detailed database of the personal details of 28 million UK children, held by the Learning Records Service
Stats and expert comments on developments in data regulation; AI and machine learning; cloudsecurity; IOT & IIOT; Next gen authentication.
UK's Civil Aviation Authority and accreditation body CREST announced the first list of companies to be accredited under its cyber-security oversight scheme ASSURE
The US FBI took down a website that sold access to billions more records that were leaked from breaches or exposed online
A children's book that explains the concepts of cyber-security with kings, castles and gold rather than enterpriseses, networks and data.
The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and MOD have announced enhanced requirements for cyber-security, to evaluate and counter the threat to air safety & EASA publishes two cyber-security NPAs.
ICO imposed a £500,000 fine on Dixons Carphone over a data breach between July 2017 and April 2018 that affected millions of customers
Facebook's announcement to add deepfakes to the categories of banned content is hardly a patch on the growing misinformation campaigns on the platform say privacy and security experts
F-Secure's report listed Austria as the second top destination for cyber-attacks in H1 2019, leaping up from the fifth position in H2 2018
From the expected to surprising, our 200+ predictions cover Brexit, cyber-treaties to IOT regulation, the negative impact of cyber insurance and the downsides of 5G, plus AI deepfake ransomware & much more.
European Commission launched two public consultations to form regulations on crypto assets and fighting cyber-attacks on financial sector
Based on the Scottish model, 10 new centres in England will promote cyber-security measures for business
The California Consumer Privacy Act came into effect on 1 Jan, UK companies under ambit as countries around the world consider privacy rules in the wake of GDPR.
Ransomware attack takes an unidentified US maritine base offline for more than 30 hours says US Coast Guard; Security cameras, door-access control systems & critical monitoring systems affected.
Hacker from North London gets 300 hours of unpaid work and six-month electronic curfew for trying to blackmail Apple in 2017 by threatening to reset 319 million iCloud accounts
The UK Department of Works & Pensions' Enterprise Security and Risk Management (ESRM) team beat 450 global organisations to win 'GRC Journey' award at the 2019 UK GRC Summit.
EU Court of Justice likely to accept Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) to transfer data from the EU to third countries & Privacy Shield - but require companies and regulators to stop transfers if necessary.
Security researcher finds that financial data doesn't get left alone too long on the darkweb. Hackers test out credit card data found on the dark web in a little over two hours, according to a security researcher.
The election is over, the Conservatives have won, and Boris Johnson is promising to deliver on his pledge to 'get Brexit done' by the 31st January. What does that mean for the average CISO?
The UK ministry of defence confirms Strategic Command formed as part of JFC reorganisation to improve integration and enhance its role providing leadership in the cyber domain for the MOD.
An international offensive headed by UK & US investigators identify Russians behind global bank fraud malware campaigns
Edited highlights from chief of the defence staff, General Sir Nick Carter's annual speech at the Royal United Services Institute highlights the need to integrate capabilities, innovate and cooperate with industry,
Departing employees account for more than half of all insider threat incidents; Two out of three professionals openly admit to taking data with them when they quit
Nato must agree a plan to respond to emerging and disruptive technologies; recognising two new operational domains in space and cyber-space; and develop plans to confront and deter hybrid tactics.
The usual suspects pulled in for questioning at CSC19, between appearing on panels, in presentations & conducting one-to-one meetings with delegates: Peter Goodman, Martin Peters & Shelton Newsham
Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan (IM-RAT) targetted in an international law enforcement takedown of Rat used across 124 countries and sold to more than 14,500 buyers - for less than £20 each.
Businesses that do not align their IT security teams targets with their overall performance are causing trouble for their chief executive officers
Despite repeated data breaches and hacking attempts, firms in the food and hospitality sector have spent the least on cyber-security in 2018-19, says a research report; unsurprisingly, finance tops the spend table.
The crucial factor that drives talent to the industry is deep and keen interest in security, assert cyber-security trainers
Smart device certification programme informs consumers if certain products meet basic information security standards
IoT Security Foundation & IASME form partnership to offer what they describe as a low cost consumer IoT conformance scheme aimed at manufacturers and retailers to increase cyber-security assurance.
The New York City Police Department's fingerprint database was hit with ransomware in October 2018
Four billion records on 1.2 billion people was found on an unsecured Elasticsearch server
Former Monsanto employee charged with economic espionage for stealing proprietary software
I'm not saying you can't do business in China. But ....China loves five-year plans; Its 13th defines the areas in which it wants world dominance and if you are in those industries China is targeting your IP.
Twitter account of Arron Banks, chairman of the pro-Brexit UK political campaign organisation Leave.EU, was hacked, his private message history leaked online
Key US lawmakers call for increased funding of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Centre and Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Centre
Redmond giant Microsoft has joined Google and Mozilla in support of DNS over HTTPS (DoH), promising upcoming integration of DoH into Windows 10: business visibility concerns rise
Various initiatives across the globe have the common goal of supporting women in cyber-security. They often include education, training, networking, mentorship, and socialising, among other offerings.
Partnership model overcomes wariness at CSC19 Monaco; SASIG's Martin Smith doubles quota, to 'make 10 new friends': Mark Walmsey, CISO at Freshfields discussing digital transformation.
Researchers find that the UK Home Office's Brexit Android app lacks basic security, allowing hackers to steal passport information and facial IDs
The alleged operator of a website that sold payment card numbers stolen from hacked entities faced the courtroom after Israel extradited him
Google and health care provider Ascension confirm a amassing data of roughly 50 million patients
The Labour Party digital platforms, which were subjected to a "sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack" which brought down its main website yesterday suffered a second DDoS attack today.
In the UK, the current cyber-security workforce estimate is 289,000, with 121,000 in France and 133,000 in Germany. The shortage of skilled professionals across EMEA has grown to 291,000.
The EU and UK must join forces after Brexit to fight cyber-threats, said European Commission's top Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier
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