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Your system may flag up potential security threats but to crack down properly on cyber crime you need to monitor a much wider range of activity Recent comments by security and counter-terrorism minister Baroness Neville-Jones have highlighted a common problem behind much of UK cyber crime: many organisations do not know what the normal functioning [...]

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The patch works

Make sure you’re not compromised by PC programmes that are past their expiry date and could expose your system to attacks Picture this scenario. You walk into your local supermarket to buy your weekly groceries and just before you drop an item of produce into your trolley, you quickly scan it over for freshness and [...]

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Stay safe… and efficient

A new model of USB flash drive could provide the answer to keeping your data both portable and secure A recent report from research body Computer Economics found that 43 per cent of chief information officers (CIOs) believe their departments are understaffed for handling their current workloads. This is bad news since organisations typically require [...]

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A better, cleverer firewall

SonicWALL’s next-generation firewalls are designed to shield businesses against today’s threats by extending protection to all data and applications Web 2.0, social media, mobility and cloud computing have dramatically changed the IT landscape and introduced new security threats into corporate and government networks. Now traditional firewalls are coming up short as protocol and port number [...]

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Security is not a specialist subject – it’s everyone’s responsibility

Andrew Beckett is head of cyber security at Cassidian Systems UK. Previously, he worked at CESG, the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, where he was branch head responsible for information security consultancy and penetration testing. He was also involved in devising security solutions for numerous government departments and agencies including the Home Office, [...]

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Security in motion

The plethora of personal communications devices in use means security measures that travel with the user are a must Smartphones, iPads and laptops are everywhere and connected to the web at all times. And, increasingly, personal devices are used for business, making them hard for IT security teams to manage and protect. Although mobile technology [...]

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Building confidence in online banking

Banks need to do more to empower their customers if they are to build real confidence in their online services Why does security matter? Online banking losses reached £59.7m last year in the UK and there were 51,000 phishing incidents, according to the UK Card Association. Despite this, 33m people in the UK use the [...]

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Don’t let threats keep you awake

Good practice and staff education can foil the majority of common cyber security issues but some hard-core problems require specialist intervention and help Cyber security seems to be finally entering the national consciousness as the cyber threat escalates in sophistication and frequency. It is hardly a new concept and, broadly speaking, 80 per cent of [...]

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Find the real answer to making your systems secure

Industry compliance standards are important but companies should not rely solely on them as the template for IT security, says Jon Geater The decision to implement information security technology is often related to how well it solves compliance issues. Corporate IT departments cannot be experts in all areas – particularly security – so they turn [...]

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