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Inclusion in Cyber-security: How mentorship could boost bottom lines, study

While minority professionals make up a significant portion of the cyber-security workforce, a recent US study found they are still underrepresented across senior roles within their organisations which could be hurting their bottom line.

Study claims most businesses lack cyber-expertise to prevent attacks

The majority of businesses lack cyber-security expertise to prevent cyber-attacks and protect customers, according to a recent study.

Millions of Fortune 500 email credentials found on the dark web

About 10 percent of the email credentials of all those employed at Fortune 500 companies have been leaked on the dark web, according to a new study.

Girls give up on STEM subjects after A-level despite subject rise

A higher percentage of girls are taking A-levels in the three sciences, technology and maths, yet they are still avoiding going on to study the same subjects at university, a study of 100,000 sixth formers by The Times has found.

Only 25% of businesses can effectively detect and respond to data breaches

Tripwire announces results of a survey that shows businesses might not be as well prepared as they think they are for a data breach.

IT pros in financial services assert ability to detect breaches

Data breaches in the worlds of banking, credit and finance have nearly double between 2014 and 2015 according to the Identity Theft Resource Centre's 2015 Breach List report. Despite being unsure of how long it would take, IT pros in financial services are very confident in their ability to detect a breach.

Many UK workers willing to sell their company's IP: Study

Demonstrating that financial gain can be a motivator for nefarious activity, 35 percent of employees were willing to sell their firm's intellectual property if the price was right.

New findings disclose health care security gaps

The report surveyed 398 full-time health care workers to measure the security complications and flaws facing healthcare in the US.

Updated: Study shows cyber-crime average costs are £4.1m per year in the UK

The cost of cyber-crime has risen to an average of £4.1m per year, a 14 percent increase from the previous year, according to a Ponemon Institute/HP report. Includes video interview with HP's Tim Grieveson.

Women hold steady at 10 percent of info security workforce, study says

Women didn't increase their numbers in security over the past two years, according to a report released by (ISC)², which found that women in the security workforce held steady at 10 percent.

Weekend trends: beware the Monday morning blues

Statistics show that cyber-crime activity waxes and wanes with the activity of employees, dropping at night and increasing during the day, but that's no excuse to drop your guard at the weekends, says Stuart Reed.

61% of critical infrastructure execs 'could detect attack in less than a day'

A majority of critical infrastructure executives believe their systems appeal to cyber-criminals, but also that they could detect any attack according to Tripwire findings just published.

Cyber-pros get big salary rises

But skills shortage means companies have to hire more and more 'green' information security staff.

IT security pros prioritise new tech over training

New research from IT security vendor Websense and Ponemon Institute indicates that security professionals want their companies to invest in new technology, but are doing little to 'upskill' existing staff.

'Complacency' to blame for undetected data breaches

A new study from IT governance reveals that a half of IT staff believe that their company may have suffered a data breach without it being detected.

Study: Cloned mobile apps on the rise

New research adds fuel to the idea that mobile apps are riddled with malware that abuses the popularity, features and vulnerabilities of legitimate apps and services.

ICYMI: NSA friendships, cloud concerns & Android flaws

This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at NSA friendships, concerns on the cloud and the latest flaw affecting Android users.

Encrypted web traffic quadruples in Europe

The number of internet users encrypting their online communications has doubled in North America, and quadrupled in Latin America and Europe.

DDoS attacks: half of targeted firms get hit again

Two new reports reveal that DDoS attacks are not only getting bigger- now logged between 250 and 325 Gbps, but that these attacks often target the same organisation more than once.

One in four UK office workers don't know what phishing is

The ignorance of most UK office workers about phishing, one of the most lethal forms of cyber threat, has been revealed in a new study.

Companies still ignore DDoS attacks

Just days after NatWest Bank suffered a debilitating DDoS attack, a new survey has revealed that most businesses are still unprepared for this kind of threat.

NATO Cyber Defence Centre mentors students

The CCDCE and students at CODE Munich are collaborating at Masters level on theses and mentoring.