- Botnet snatches 2 million logins for Facebook, ADP payroll processor and other sites
- Hacker-built drone can hunt, hijack other drones
- Malware still running rings around security tools, eThreatz testing finds
- 2 million stolen login credentials discovered for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, other sites
- Conventional insurance may not cover cyber security breaches: Centre for Internet Safety
The City of London Police is taking over responsibility for Action Fraud, the national fraud and financially-motivated internet crime reporting centre.
The Cabinet Office has announced a reduction in the number of Whitehall security classification levels from six to just three: Top Secret, Secret, and Official.
The Cabinet Office has issued an action notice warning local authorities that unmanaged personal devices used by public sector employees may compromise sensitive data travelling over the Public Services Network (PSN).
The government has announced plans to test location-based mobile alerts that could be used to inform the public of imminent emergencies.
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude told delegates at the ORF Auditorium in India this week that the UK is open for business and that a cyber-security scholarship for Indian residents has been launched at Cranfield University, so as to encourage collaboration between the two nations.
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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.