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Report shows businesses confused about how to tackle cybercrime

Filed under: Cyber Security — Jonathan on December 30, 2011

The recent ‘Combating Cybercrime to Protect UK Organisations’ report by Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) the management consultants has highlighted that there is great confusion within UK businesses as to (more…)

Young employees flout rules on data security

Filed under: Risk Management — Stephanie on December 28, 2011

70 percent of young employees ignore IT policy according to a new survey, and many young workers believe that policies need updating to meet with changing work practices. This is worrying news to those working in senior risk management jobs in a time when cyber attacks (more…)

UK businesses failing to act proactively to cybercrime

Filed under: Cyber Security — Stephanie on December 26, 2011

A new survey claims that threats to cyber security are on the increase in the UK but businesses are failing to put processes in place to prevent IT security breaches.

Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC), the management consultancy, compiled (more…)

Data security firms calls for more IT security regulation

Filed under: IT Security — Mark on December 24, 2011

There have been claims made against the IT security sector that the industry is experiencing issues due to inadequate regulation. (more…)

Christmas hacking campaigns announced by Anonymous

Filed under: IT Security — Jonathan on December 22, 2011

The last few weeks have revealed new challenges for those in information security jobs. It has been announced by Anonymous, the hackivist group, that it is launching a campaign where it will take money from the banks and (more…)

Survey reveals cloud computing to change the face of IT

Filed under: IT Security — Mark on December 20, 2011

Candidates looking for IT positions may need to have a sound understanding of cloud computing to stand a chance of breaking into the job market in 2012. This is according to findings from a specialist recruitment company, which found a wide range of IT roles would be affected, including (more…)

Levels of IT security attacks rising according to Symantec

Filed under: IT Security — Jonathan on December 18, 2011

Throughout this year the level of information security attacks rose four-fold. This latest information on cyber crime was released by Symantec in their November intelligence report. The figures show that a total of 94 cyber attacks per month were stopped last month which is an increase of 69 compared to January 2011. (more…)

Largest fine to date issued by ICO for security breach

Filed under: IT Security — Stephanie on December 16, 2011

The biggest financial penalty ever issued has been handed to Powys County Council by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The council has been issued with a huge fine of £130,000 following the misplacement of sensitive child protection information on two separate occasions. (more…)

Cyber security whizz-kids disappointed by secret service salaries

Filed under: Cyber Security — Mark on December 14, 2011

The recently launched GCHQ code breaking exercise has been solved by approximately 50 whizz-kids all competing for information security jobs with the government agency . (more…)

The EU is criticised for ‘On The Buses’ style data protection regulation

Filed under: Information Risk and Security — Jonathan on December 12, 2011

All businesses working within the EU will need to recruit data privacy officers following the passing of European data protection legislation. This has led to an outcry from businesses that view this old-school regulation with a ‘man inside’ as restrictive and counterproductive. (more…)

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