From September, thousands of UK pupils can take part in a pilot tournament to represent their school in developing and cracking online codes to win a top prize worth £1,000.
The UK Government is to site its promised Global Centre for Cyber Security Capacity Building at Oxford University’s Martin School as part of a programme to boost global standards of cyber-defence.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will today announce the Government’s futuristic-sounding ‘Fusion Cell’, a 12-15 person group of elite security experts who will sit in front of screens at a secret location monitoring cyber-attacks against the UK and its businesses in real time.
The UK government has joined a World Economic Forum (WEF) cyber crime initiative, aimed at protecting the growth of global e-commerce.
The Government’s Cyber Security Strategy remains too fixated on high-level ‘macro’ security issues and fails to offer enough new investment in consumer safety, cyber-policing or the need to boost the capacity of university courses, John Colley of security organisation (ISC)2 has argued.
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File MPS analyzes network file shares to detect and quarantine malware brought into the network through the Web, email, or other manual means, such as online file sharing.
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.