information security (InfoSec)

The IT Pro Podcast: Breaking out of the security bubble
IT Pro Podcast: Breaking out of the security bubble
enterprise security

The IT Pro Podcast: Breaking out of the security bubble

Just Eat CISO says Infosec professionals need to stop preaching to the choir
14 Feb 2020
Trend Micro insider sells customer data to scammers
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Security

Trend Micro insider sells customer data to scammers

Scammers used stolen data to make fraudulent phishing calls
6 Nov 2019
View from the airport: (ISC)2 Security Congress 2019
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Security

View from the airport: (ISC)2 Security Congress 2019

Cyber attacks may be heading to into space, but much greater threats to the industry are afoot
1 Nov 2019
Is cyber security about to go interstellar?
Virgin Galactic
Security

Is cyber security about to go interstellar?

When we think about the cyber attacks of the future, we may have to think bigger
30 Oct 2019
IoT botnets are on the rise and 5G isn’t helping anything
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Security

IoT botnets are on the rise and 5G isn’t helping anything

Botnets are more common and coming in more diverse strains than ever before
29 Oct 2019
Big expansion unveiled for girls' cyber security competition
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Big expansion unveiled for girls' cyber security competition

Originally launched in 2017, the hugely popular competition has gone from strength to strength
16 Oct 2019
UK and US plead with Mark Zuckerberg to bin encryption plans
Encryption
Security

UK and US plead with Mark Zuckerberg to bin encryption plans

Home secretary pens open letter to the Facebook chief as the nations strike historic data-access agreement
4 Oct 2019
Building trust in your information and security
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data management

Building trust in your information and security

Measuring the confidence of IT leaders in their data and security practices
27 Sep 2019
NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance
Security

NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance

New campaign focuses on password security, phishing, social engineering, and on-site 'tailgating'
23 Sep 2019
Modern cyber security bears 'great resemblance to Titanic'
Magnus Carling
Security

Modern cyber security bears 'great resemblance to Titanic'

The security head likens the maritime disaster to cyber security blunders and gives his thoughts on how to move forward
19 Sep 2019
Deepfake ransomware among experts’ list of cyber fears
Deepfake mockup
ransomware

Deepfake ransomware among experts’ list of cyber fears

Trend Micro's future threat researchers explain how hackers of the future will cause chaos
18 Sep 2019
Decision on Huawei's UK presence faces further delays
Huawei building
Security

Decision on Huawei's UK presence faces further delays

Uncertainty around the permanence of the US trade ban is halting the government's progress
23 Jul 2019
Turning the leaf on the password as its creator dies at 93
A list of poorly-constructed passwords on a notepad
Security

Turning the leaf on the password as its creator dies at 93

This legend of computing was a pioneering great but his analogue invention doesn’t sit well in a digital age
16 Jul 2019
Panel Profile: William Hill Group CISO Killian Faughnan
Business strategy

Panel Profile: William Hill Group CISO Killian Faughnan

We get face-to-face with one of the IT Pro Panellists
4 Jul 2019
Capita warns schools to stop using its data-sharing platform
Digital skills
Security

Capita warns schools to stop using its data-sharing platform

Embattled outsourcing firm says the glitch in its data-transfer mechanism is only "very low-level"
4 Apr 2019
Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed
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Security

Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed

Researchers find a non-protected MongoDB instance amounting to 150GB of unique data
8 Mar 2019
Internet Explorer and Exchange zero-days get patched
Security

Internet Explorer and Exchange zero-days get patched

Exploit code is known to be in circulation for both vulnerabilities
13 Feb 2019
Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'
two-factor authentication (2FA)

Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'

Californian man accuses the firm of not seeking his consent, and of disrupting access to his personal devices
12 Feb 2019
Apple strips Facebook of enterprise certificates
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privacy

Apple strips Facebook of enterprise certificates

Tech giants war over violation of internal enterprise programme as Google also admits to breaching rules
31 Jan 2019
Massive data leak exposes 773m unique records online
The word password among code
data breaches

Massive data leak exposes 773m unique records online

Gargantuan 87GB trove of email addresses and passwords was sourced from thousands of separate data breaches
17 Jan 2019
Misconfigured app exposed NASA data for at least three weeks
Space walk
Security

Misconfigured app exposed NASA data for at least three weeks

Names and email addresses accidentally made public in the second major security scare in as many months
14 Jan 2019
Most Android apps share data with Facebook without consent
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privacy

Most Android apps share data with Facebook without consent

The social media giant’s third-party tracking via the Facebook SDK may constitute a GDPR breach
2 Jan 2019
The scariest security horror stories of 2018
phishing
Security

The scariest security horror stories of 2018

From data breaches to hardware vulnerabilities, these are the most embarrassing security blunders of the year
25 Dec 2018
Marriott's Starwood Hotel system suffers massive breach
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data breaches

Marriott's Starwood Hotel system suffers massive breach

Data from email addresses to payment card and passport numbers were potentially accessed
30 Nov 2018