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Email hoaxes and phishing scams prey off of school violence fears

A Swiss hacking group has reportedly claimed credit for using a hijacked email domain to bombard schools around the US with fake threats of violence.

The four key mobile security threats to watch out for in 2018

Exploitation of kernel flaws, more mobile attacks, more rogue nation attacks, and increased use of WiFi 'evil twin' networks predicted for 2018 according to Gary Griffiths.

Fighting cyber-crime: an investment for the future

Graham Carberry provides insight into why Britain is one of the biggest targets of cyber-attack worldwide and the technological developments they are seeing come from innovative security businesses

Cyber-security needs real innovation

Sam Hutton says that as the rapidly growing menace of cyber-crime climbs the corporate agenda, it is increasingly recognised that the only genuine answer to such a severe threat lies in innovation.

4SICS: ICS threats are mostly unknown, industry needs more information sharing

Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Security, says that not enough information sharing happens in ICS industry, because of this the threats to ICSs are largely unknown.

73% of organisations across the globe have suffered a DDoS attack

A new report from analytics firm Neustar has brought to light the amount of companies around the world who have suffered a DDoS attack, and how they are working to mitigate them.

Video: Surveying the threat landscape at the SC Roundtable

The most recent SC Roundtable, looking at the cyber threat landscape, drew around 20 delegates from the information security industry to a breakfast meeting at the Royal Exchange in London.

Cyber-security - turning a threat into an opportunity for Poland

Dr Joanna Świątkowska says that a comprehensive, multi-dimensional strategy in necessary for cyber-defence, and for Poland, the need for national defence is an opportunity to build an export business in cyber-security.

WordPress plugin update leads to thousands of sites exposing users to adware

Paul Bischoff, security and privacy advocate for is warning website owners who use the Simple Share Buttons plugin for WordPress that clicking to "accept" the terms and conditions of the latest update could allow their websites to subject users to threats.

36% of organisations have no cyber-attack response plan in place

An alarming 36 percent of businesses have yet to develop a cyber-attack response plan.

Nine out of 10 UK organisations vulnerable to data threats

Eighty-nine percent of UK organisations feel somewhat or more vulnerable than they have been in the past to internal and external threats to sensitive data.

RSA EMEA Summit: Writing a security strategy that will make Vivaldi proud

Richard Nichols, RSA's head of EMEA strategy compared playing the violin to conducting an effective security strategy, to encourage businesses to harmonise security strategy and promote greater visibility of threats on the business.

Data breach threats keep 51% of biz leaders from sleeping at night

Over half (51 percent) of senior decision-makers in large businesses are kept awake at night due to the threat of a data breach caused by a cyber-attack.

THINK™ Charity annual conference to be held in May

The third annual THINK™ Charity conference of the Charities Security Forum will be taking place in May.

Over half of companies feel investment in DDoS protection is justified

Every fourth company risks losing access to business-critical systems that result in financial losses and reputational damage, all since there is no anti-DDoS protection in place.

Fast changes in technology lower optimism of industry leaders

Growing technological change is a double-edged sword for CEOs in technology, media and entertainment and telecoms (communications) as concerns over skills and cyber-security risks continue to bring them down.

Commercial drones are threat to UK civilians

The Oxford Research Group has cautioned that commercial drones serve as terrorist threats and that new laws should confine what they have the capacity to carry.

Generation Z: A security conundrum

Generation Z, the internet generation, brings its own devices, but also its own apps and approach into the enterprise; Diana Wong explains how we must adapt our security to recognise and cater for this change.

Check Point Security Predictions for 2016

Simon Moor, UK regional director for Check Point gives his security predictions for the coming year, featuring Scada, IoT and wearable attacks increasing but most problems still due to software vulnerabilities unpatched.

Security spend to surpass £25bn in 2016

Every year businesses increase their spending on cyber-security protection in order to keep their organisations, data, and users safe.

Inquiry launched into online data security after TalkTalk data hack

London employment partner Pulina Whitaker examines the recent data leaks, current legislation, and ways in which companies can protect themselves.

63% of SMBs are not prepared to counter cyber-security threats

Only 37 percent of respondents in small to medium size businesses felt that their organisation was fit to manage IT security, according to a recent survey.

69% of users would avoid security controls to make big business deals

Some 69 percent of users would bypass security controls so they could win business.

Cyber-threats thriving in Scotland, government warns its people

Protecting oneself online has become of utmost importance in Scotland with people advised to take action by the Scottish government, which has introduced a plan for businesses and individuals to remain safe online.

SC Congress Chicago: New vulnerabilities, new threats stress old security models

When it comes to what security professionals need to do to protect their organisations not much has changed in a couple of decades, though perimeters have all but dissolved and the timeframe for taking action has become more compressed, according to members of a Tuesday panel at SC Congress in Chicago.

Three Stages to cyber-situational awareness and more effective cyber-security

What's lacking in many organisations' cyber-defences is cyber-situational-awareness that provides a more holistic and specific view of threats and vulnerabilities relevant to your organisation says Alastair Paterson.

Cyber IQ test results show UK workers know little about online threats

Research by ESET claims that UK workers show a lack of cyber-awareness, with many unable to identify common internet security terms which puts them at risk from hackers.

Jamaican government advised to increase focus on cyber-security

Based on global trends, global security strategist and threat researcher, David Manky from Fortinet, has encouraged local IT personnel and policymakers in Jamaica to begin putting the threat of cyber-attacks higher on the nation's agenda.