Tag Archives: Infosec

‘Training, not amazing software’ is the key to information security, say experts

Some of the country’s foremost cyber security leaders gathered at The Savoy in London in September for a special breakfast hosted by Business Technology.

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#TEISS15: ‘Universities are a different beast for information security’

Ahead of The European Information Security Summit 2015, Marion Rosenberg, head of IT security, IT audit and compliance at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, gives her thoughts on why universities present a unique information security challenge.

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Apple is the brand most likely to be targeted by phishing attacks, says report

Cyber criminals launching phishing attacks are most likely to target Apple, with nearly 18 per cent of emails trying to steal users’ account details with the technology giant.

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JP Morgan cyber attack exposes 76 million customers’ personal details

A massive cyber attack on JP Morgan has exposed 76 million customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses the bank has revealed.

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Information Security: Compliance alone is ‘not enough’ for businesses

Recent high-profile incidents like the iCloud celebrity photo breach will encourage companies to go further above and beyond regulatory requirements when it comes to information security, according to an encryption expert.

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BAFTA initiative equips kids for the UK’s video games industry and beyond

Last week the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) relaunched its Young Games Designers (YGD) initiative. While the programme is geared towards helping young people into the UK’s £1.7 billion video games industry, the experts say that the skills learned could also equip them for jobs in other digital sectors.

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#TEISS15: ‘Give consumers back control over their digital lives’

Technology companies should hand consumers back ‘control over their digital lives’, according to a privacy and information security expert.

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56 million card numbers exposed in cyber attack on The Home Depot

American DIY retailer The Home Depot has revealed that 56 million payment card numbers were compromised in a cyber attack between April and September this year.

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#TEISS15: Cyber security of growing importance to businesses

There is no doubt that the focus on cyber security is growing. With high-profile cases like the recent celebrity nude photo leak dominating headlines the safety of data and customer privacy is perhaps under more scrutiny than ever before.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Small firms must be more cyber security aware,’ says Vince Cable

Business secretary Vince Cable has warned that small companies are not doing enough to protect themselves against cyber attacks.

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