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Spear phishing sparks fears

Cloudmark has announced the results of a survey that, it states, provides new insight into IT professionals' views and experiences with spear phishing attacks, as well as the security and financial impact of these attacks on their organisations

A new standard of safety

Sims Recycling Solutions' Stalybridge recycling site has achieved accreditation to the ISO 14001:2004 standard of environmental management and BS OHAS 18001:2007 standard of occupational health and safety management

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Liquid 11 unveils two-factor authentication system

Liquid 11 has introduced VerIDial: a two-factor authentication process for increased online security

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Breakthrough in quantum cryptography

The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe, together with ADVA Optical Networking and BT, has announced a breakthrough in securing high bandwidth data transmission links

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Where will the path lead you now?

From cybercrime to BYOD; from insider threats to compliance; from identity theft, cloud and beyond, one thing is certain: the rate, intensity and sophistication of attacks and the need to be fully protected against them will only increase over the next 12 months

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Into the breach at your peril

After much wrangling and writhing, EU legislators and member states have agreed a text for new cyber security rules that will introduce mandatory data breach notification

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Tackling data centre challenges

Multinational corporations are coming under increased pressure to develop consistent global asset management and disposal policies and procedures, as Dr Anand Narasimhan, managing director, Asset Recovery Services EU & India, Sims Recycling Solutions, explains

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The Data Breach Blindspot

How do you control data breaches that threat systems miss (or take too long to find)? Here, Adam Boone, chief marketing officer at Certes Networks, offers his insights

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Product Review

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for Business

According to many different statistics, most exploit attacks happen against known vulnerabilities

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More of our winners from the 2015 Computing Security Awards:

Network Security Solution of the Year

WINNER: Titania – Nipper Studio. Nipper Studio takes home this title for a second time at the awards
RUNNER-UP: Fortinet – Fortigate

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Encryption Solution of the Year

WINNER: Integral Memory – Crypto SSD. Award recognises support for the Crypto SSD range
RUNNER-UP: Egress – Egress Switch

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DLP Solution of the Year

WINNER: CoSoSys – EndPoint Protector 4. CoSoSys takes the award for second year in a row
RUNNER-UP: Varonis – IDU Classification Framework

All of the 2015 Awards results can be seen by going to:


Please note: the winning products and services will not necessarily be the only solutions or the newest solutions available from the respective suppliers. You should contact these suppliers directly to learn more about what they can offer.

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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 January 2016 issue of the Computing Security Newsletter – and a belated happy new year!

It is interesting to see how much academia is now involving itself in the world of cyber security. For many such institutions, it is a case of asserting that whatever industry at large can do on a commercial basis, it can do just as well. And make a tidy profit out of it in the process, one would hope!

Amongst the latest to show its colours in this regard is Queen’s University Belfast, recently honoured by the Queen for its work in strengthening global cyber security and protecting the online activity of billions of internet users around the world. The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s – a major hub for research and innovation in cyber security – was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The award came two days after the government announced plans to double funding to fight cybercrime in the effort to protect the UK from online attacks.

Based at the Northern Ireland Science Park in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, CSIT, with 90 people, is one of the UK’s largest university cyber security research centres. It has developed breakthrough innovations, including novel technology that will be integrated into apps to improve security for online financial transactions; anti-counterfeit technology to prevent internet fraud; and new processors to deliver filtered internet to homes and businesses, stripping out viruses, malware and malicious content.

It’s the kind of work that tends to go on without a great deal of trumpeting – but no less effective and vital for all that. As Queen’s vice-chancellor professor Patrick Johnston points out: “Cyber security is now a major global challenge, with cyber crime increasing at an alarming rate... The need for strong and resilient cyber security technologies has never been greater. CSIT is home to some of the world’s foremost cyber security experts. It is, and will continue to be, at the forefront of efforts to protect the UK from cyber attacks and to maintain the public’s trust that their online privacy and data is kept safe.”

At a time when business needs every help it can get in pursuing such goals, the determination of academia to play its part has to be greatly reassuring.

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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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