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Taking Biometric security to the next level

The TABULA RASA consortium is working to develop countermeasures that will see a powerful new breed of safer biometric systems

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Potent partner for protection

Encryption is a powerful ally to have: it ensures that when data is at rest, it cannot be compromised, and, when data is in motion, it cannot be deciphered. But it's the policies behind the practice that make it truly effective

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Security? It's in Microsoft's DNA!

While many rue what they see as the disappearance of Microsoft from the security business, Tim Ager argues the software giant has never been more committed to the cause

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The Identity of Everything

Has identity now become the cornerstone of 'The Internet of Things' - and, if so, what implications does that have? Computing Security speaks with NetIQ's Geoff Webb

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Plaudits for the PCI audits

Ian Whiting, CEO at Titania, offers his insights on PCI-DSS Compliance - and important changes that have now emerged for Pen Testers

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New Malware Milestone

Cyber-criminals created and distributed 20% of all malware that has ever existed in 2013

How to prepare your organisation for a Cyber attack

ISACA virtual conference helps professionals strengthen their security and prepare for attacks

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Cyber security skills gap

A government report on cyber security skills has won vital backing

New generation of internet crime ignored

Give us real financial support to help businesses protect themselves, the government is being urged

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'Heartbleed' vulnerability sparks widespread fears

A critical vulnerability affecting the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library has been exposed

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GFI WirelessSentry

GFI's WirelessSentry (WiSe) takes the expense out of wireless network monitoring by uniquely offering it as a cloud service

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Celestix Networks HOTPin v3.7

The exponential growth of mobile workforces is making businesses rethink their security strategy for remote access, as simple usernames and passwords are not enough

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Computing Security Awards

The 2013 Computing Security Awards at the Hotel Russell in London were a huge success, as people from right across the industry gathered to hear who had triumphed - and carried off the much coveted winners' accolades. Here we profile some of last year's winners

Fraud Prevention Award


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Security Service Provider of the Year

WINNER: iCritical

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White papers

Password Protected: A Survey On Two-Factor Authentication

The background to eliminating insecure passwords

Cloud-Based Services: Easing The I.T Burden While Taking Control

The potential benefits of employing cloud-based services, either in place of existing IT resources or alongside them, are undoubtedly significant, as this white paper from GFI Cloud makes clear.

Inside the criminal mind

Infoblox has launched a whitepaper that takes a sideways look at DNS security from the perspective of a cybercriminal

Welcome to the June 2014 Newsletter.

It was encouraging to see how the UK’s National Crime Agency has joined forces with other agencies such as the FBI in the US to deliver a nationwide alert, urging organisations and individuals to protect themselves against powerful malicious software (malware) – specifically GOZeuS and CryptoLocker – that may be costing UK computer users millions of pounds.

The NCA’s alert is part of one of the largest industry and law enforcement collaborations attempted to date. Activity in several countries, led by the FBI in the US, has weakened the global network of infected computers, meaning that action taken now to strengthen online safety can be particularly effective.

GOZeuS (also known as P2PZeuS) has been assessed as being responsible for the fraudulent transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds globally. Recent intelligence has suggested that more than 15,500 computers in the UK are currently infected, with many more potentially at risk.

Get Safe Online is providing advice, guidance and tools on its website at www.getsafeonline.org/nca to help internet users understand more about the malicious software, and how to protect themselves and their computers from attacks. A number of cyber security companies have supplied remediation tools, which can be accessed via Get Safe Online, to help clean up infected machines.

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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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