- Today's Approach to Security is Broken
- Google introduces Chrome 'factory reset' pop-ups to tackle extensions hijacks
- Fake-police ransomware reaches Australia
- Microsoft confirms HTTP Strict Transport Security for IE 12
- Hackers try to blackmail plastic surgeon after stealing 500,000 patient records
The government's simpler security classifications, updated for the digital age, are now being used by Whitehall.
Britain's brand new Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has finally been launched, the latest and most high-profile part of the Government's long-running overhaul of UK cyber-defences.
CGI has announced the appointment of Andrew Rogoyski, previously a senior advisor to the Cabinet Office, as the company's director of cyber security services.
The UK government plans to impose a "baseline" level of security competence on its suppliers through a new cyber-security standard that will eventually become mandatory for firms looking to win contracts.
The City of London Police is taking over responsibility for Action Fraud, the national fraud and financially-motivated internet crime reporting centre.
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Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).
- Have an incident response plan.
- Pre-define your incident response team
- Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.
- Pre-distribute call cards.
- Forensic and incident response data capture.
- Get your users on-side.
- Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement.
- Practice makes perfect.
I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.