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Thanks to everyone who voted and attended the Computing Security Awards on the 8th October. A great night was had by all. For a list of all the winners and runners up please click here: www.computingsecurityawards.co.uk


'Inspired' take on skills shortage

A new website aims to help address the cyber security skills shortage

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Warning issued over new wave of botnets

Researchers at Raytheon|Websense are urging businesses to be on their guard against a new wave of botnet activity

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Dyre straits as bank customers hit

New research has been released on the Dyre Trojan, now configured to defraud customers of more than 1,000 banks

Dell SecureWorks for Edinburgh

Dell SecureWorks has announced the opening of a new facility in Edinburgh


End secrecy over security threats

Government should 'share more threat intelligence information with private sector'

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Could hackers seize control of your car?

Hackers can take over the controls of a car while someone is driving, security researchers have shown

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Chasing away the turbulent clouds

We reveal the significant factors now fuelling the growing race to the cloud

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Shadow IT - hassle and bliss for IT departments

'Shadow IT' divides companies, getting businesses off to a bad start, warns Roman Foeckl, CEO of CoSoSys

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Proof, Not Promise! IT Asset Disposal, are you breaking the law?

Chris Littlewood, managing director, Ecosystems IT, asks why is it that organisations still break the law when it comes to IT Asset Disposal and Data Destruction.

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White papers

How to avoid a tangled Web

Web 2.0 aids enterprises in conducting business, but also introduces many damaging risks. Trend Micro offers its insights into Web application vulnerabilities and how to avoid these

Meeting European Data Protection and Security Requirements with CipherCloud Solutions

This white paper investigates how encryption and tokenisation of data can help companies that are subject both to EU data protection and general security laws to adopt cloud-based solutions and remain in legal compliance

Welcome to the October 2015 Newsletter.
I see that the Information Commissioners Office has received a record number of complaints from individuals concerned that their personal data is not being kept sufficiently secure by businesses and other organisations.

According to new figures obtained by international law firm Pinsent Masons, reports to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) relating to the security of personal information jumped to 1,150 in 2014 - or more than two complaints a day on average - representing a 30% increase on the 886 complaints received the previous year.

Pinsent Masons points to how high-profile attacks on trusted corporations like Sony and Target, and the recent damaging attack on infidelity site Ashley Madison, have raised public awareness about how personal data is treated.

Under the Data Protection Act, businesses can be fined up to £500,000 by the ICO, if the regulator finds that the company has failed to take appropriate measures to protect customer information, and the financial penalties can far exceed this, if the individuals compromised opt to take legal action against the business.

"We're definitely seeing the cyber-attack threat moving up the corporate food chain to being a C-suite issue," adds Luke Scanlon, technology lawyer at Pinsent Masons. "Nobody wants to be the one who gets hit and many bluechips are now role-playing what happens in that scenario. There is increasing recognition that how an organisation responds to the compromise of customer data can impact its long-term prospects as deeply as the incident itself."
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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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