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Pen testers find weaknesses in banks’ cyber security

Banks have formidable barriers to external cyber attacks, but some are still vulnerable to internal attacks using social engineering, vulnerabilities in web applications and the help of insiders, a report reveals. As soon as attackers access the internal network, they find friendly terrain that is secured no better than companies in other industries, according to […]

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UK government promises laws to police ‘Wild West Internet’

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly The UK government will introduce laws to make the UK a safer place to be online, after the results of a consultation revealed users feel powerless to protect themselves as technology firms operate without sufficient oversight. The announcement is in response to the government’s Internet Safety Strategy green paper, which was […]

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NCSC calls for greater interaction with UK business

Under-reporting of cyber crime by businesses means crucial evidence and intelligence about cyber threats and offenders is lost, according to Peter Yapp, a deputy director at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). “Our role is in general cyber incident management and we are here to help victims of serious cyber attacks, and we want organisations […]

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BYOD in UK SMEs linked to security incidents

There is a positive correlation between bring your own device (BYOD) schemes and increased cyber security risk in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a study shows. Of more than 500 SMEs polled in the UK, 61% said they had experienced a cyber security incident since introducing a BYOD policy, according to a study by SME card […]

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Use GDPR to propel business forward, says ICO

The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not another Y2K where the issue disappears after compliance deadline on 25 May 2018, said Nigel Houlden, head of technology policy at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). “The GDPR is the new environment we have to work in and requires many organisations to make changes, […]

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GDPR impact on Whois data raising concern

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is resulting in internet domain registrars hiding domain registration information to avoid fines for non-compliance. Domain registration information is published by domain registrars in the international Registration Directory Service (RDS), formerly known as Whois, which enables anyone to find the name, address and contact details of all domain […]

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US considers UK-style cyber defence model

A report by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicates US national cyber defence strategy is moving to one similar to that used in the UK. The move is outlined in a newly-unveiled strategy to address the evolving threats to US cyber and critical infrastructure security. The government “must think beyond the defence of […]

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Credential theft a top priority, Rapid 7 report shows

  Cyber attackers are coming up with more convincing ways to steal user credentials, according to the latest quarterly cyber threat report from security firm Rapid7. Credential theft, reuse and subsequent suspicious logins are the most commonly reported significant incidents across both small and large organisations, the report said. Adversaries can gain remote access by […]