- AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction
- Symantec draws new security picture
- Heartbleed panic drives flood of enquiries to Symantec's Melbourne CA
- Confirmed: hackers can use Heartbleed to steal private SSL keys
- JP Morgan to invest £150 million on boosting cyber security
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IBM has come up with a technology for reducing the risk of data being exposed in mobile push notifications to mobile devices by coming up with a way to encrypt that information so service providers and others can't actually see any data related to the user's mobile device.
Data breaches seem to be happening at an absurdly rapid rate these days with reported incidents involving the theft of personally identifiable information hitting 25,566 in 2013 up from 10,481 in 2009.
The London Borough of Camden has rolled out a big data and analytics platform from IBM to help cut costs by detecting and reducing fraud.
Employers including Atos, BT, Cassidian, IBM and QinetiQ have joined forces to create new specialist cyber security apprenticeships for school leavers through e-skills UK.
IBM said it has not provided client data to the U.S. National Security Agency or any other government agency under surveillance programs involving the bulk collection of content or metadata.
The firewall in decades past was mainly the port-based guardian of the Internet. Now vendors are vying to build so-called "next-generation firewalls" that are "application-aware" because they can monitor and control access based on application use.
CIOs and CSOs could do well to consider the monetisation cost and overall profitability of security risks when considering how to safe guard their organisations, according to the findings of a new report from IBM’s Internet Security Systems X-Force research and development team.
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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.