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More of our winners from the 2015 Computing Security Awards:

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Solution of the Year

WINNER: AlienVault - Unifed Security Management
RUNNER UP: WatchGuard - APT Blocker

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Secure Data Erasure Company of the Year

WINNER: Sims Recycling Solutions

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Security Recruitment Company of the Year

WINNER: Evolution Recruitment Solutions
RUNNER UP: Computer Futures

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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Appsense makes sense for LANDESK

LANDESK has completed its acquisition of UK founded AppSense, a provider of secure user environment management solutions.

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Time to join forces to protect infrastructure

New top-level discussions are addressing how the public and private sectors can work to secure networks from cyberattacks.

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Queen’s Award for Innovation

Content Guru has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its storm CONTACT cloud contact centre product.

Birthday bash for Wick Hill

It was one of the hottest summers on record, the year Apple first demonstrated its computers – and marked the origins of Wick Hill exactly 40 years ago.

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Full marks for good behaviour

The announcement from Nationwide that it plans to roll out behavioural biometrics has prompted strong comment from one industry leader.

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National Cyber Awards

Key public bodies, along with leading private firms, will endorse a new awards ceremony to recognise Scotland’s commitment towards cyber security excellence.

Cyber Lab set up to boost defences

IT training company QA has launched a Cyber Lab designed to enable organisations to learn and practise how to defend themselves against a simulated cyber attack

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At your disposal

Steve Mellings, founder of ADISA, looks at some of the critical elements around disposal contained in the upcoming GDPR regulations

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After the flood

With mobile devices now seemingly everywhere, mobile monitoring and device management have never been so vital

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Encryption to amaze

Effective encryption that protects data wherever it resides is a must when dealing with sensitive data

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Racing certainty

F1 giant Williams has been accelerating its security posture with Symantec encryption, endpoint and data centre protection

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Don’t pass the password buck!

Do weak passwords keep you awake at night? David Hald of SMS PASSCODE explains why they should

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It's Showtime!

Everything you need to know about Infosecurity Europe 2016

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Excellent Expo-sure!

IP EXPO Manchester, taking place from 18-19 May at Manchester Central, is part of Europe’s number one enterprise IT event series, including IP EXPO Europe in London and IP EXPO Nordic in Sweden.

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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 May 2016 issue of the Computing Security Newsletter

Recently, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said victims of online fraud were “being rewarded for bad behaviour” by not updating their anti-virus software or improving passwords. He told The Times that there wasn’t enough incentive for consumers to protect themselves online and suggested that banks should refuse or reduce refunds to customers, if their security was lax.

However, these comments show a fundamental lack of understanding of how technology works. Indeed, they have caused some consternation amongst industry observers. Thomas Fischer, principal threat researcher at Digital Guardian, has expressed his surprise “that the commissioner has continued to fuel the attitude of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) – it’s almost equivalent to scaremongering”, he commented.

"Yes, it’s true that regularly updating passwords provides a user with a better position against cyber criminals, but let’s not forgot all those sites that don’t implement good password policies. Users can't protect themselves when the online services are not providing adequate levels of security themselves. I wonder how many of the government’s public sites practice good password security?”

Meanwhile, Richard Beck, head of cyber security at QA, has pointed out that “as we are increasingly encouraged to conduct all aspects of our lives online – be that buying our car tax, ordering our groceries or booking a holiday – we all need to take responsibility for ensuring we don’t put our digital selves at risk.

“But,” he adds, “to quote Donald Rumsfeld, there will always be ‘known unknowns’. In other words, we can’t assume that everyone using the Internet knows how to keep themselves safe. But ultimately the responsibility for minimising exposure to cyber criminals – either as an individual or a business – is something that should be shared equally among consumers and organisations alike.”

How soon biometrics might become mainstream across all business sectors is now the big question, especially as cyber attacks continue to hit unprecedented levels.

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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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