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Stories that caught my eye this week

October, 17 2014 09:24 PM

Stories that caught my eye this week

A round-up of the top stories to pique my interest over the last seven days:

Tearing down tradition to build something better

October, 06 2014 12:37 PM

Tearing down tradition to build something better

The role of IT in many companies has shifted from the department that ‘keeps the lights on’ to a business unit that has potential to be a profit generator as well as a cost saver.

PwC reports finds security spending is falling – isn’t this what security vendors promised?

October, 01 2014 12:44 PM

PwC reports finds security spending is falling – isn’t this what security vendors promised?

Nothing gets a rise out of security vendors like a good story about under-investment and spending cuts by the very enterprises that a hundred headlines a week tell us are being plundered by cyber-criminals at will.

Stories that caught my eye this week

October, 01 2014 12:27 PM

Stories that caught my eye this week

A round-up of the top stories to pique my interest over the last seven days:

Bash 'shellshock' flaw is serious because fixing it will depend on manual intervention

September, 25 2014 01:42 PM

Bash 'shellshock' flaw is serious because fixing it will depend on manual intervention

Sometimes security makes you feel tired. Less than six months after Heartbleed, the security industry now has had the potentially even more serious Bash or ‘Shellshock’ CVE-2014-6271 flaw dumped in its lap. Exactly how serious is open to some interpretation but everyone seems to agree on one thing – this one won’t be easy to fix.

Internal tech hubs – fuelling business innovation

September, 12 2014 02:58 PM

Internal tech hubs – fuelling business innovation

John Lewis has invested, M&S has taken steps in the same direction, as have Argos and Tesco - it seems that retailers with an eye on the future have woken up to the potential of internal tech hubs and R&D labs as income generators and business differentiators.

Home Depot BlackPOS attack driven by criminal cyberwarfare

September, 08 2014 01:30 PM

Home Depot BlackPOS attack driven by criminal cyberwarfare

A new variant of the BlackPOS malware reportedly used to infect Home Depot cash tills is connected to a Russian group that left evidence of its strong anti-American world view buried inside the code, security blogger Brian Krebs has discovered.

HP's Stream laptop shows how confused Microsoft is about cloud computing

August, 19 2014 05:05 PM

HP's Stream laptop shows how confused Microsoft is about cloud computing

Plausible anti-Chromebook fightback or Microsoft throwing oranges at a gorilla? HP has called it the Stream and it’s the first model of what Microsoft hopes will grow into a low-cost notebook niche to take on the Chromebooks that have,...

The NCA has another go at cybercrime 'awareness'. Is anyone listening?

August, 13 2014 12:25 PM

The NCA has another go at cybercrime 'awareness'. Is anyone listening?

Britain's security mandarins are going through the motions. Awareness is not going to dent an issue while the technology is at fault Four in ten UK computer users still don’t install security software on PCs or mobile devices despite the...

SynoLocker NAS ransomware - was February 'PWNED' attack a warning of trouble?

August, 06 2014 02:18 PM

SynoLocker NAS ransomware - was February 'PWNED' attack a warning of trouble?

SynoLocker was not the first malware to target a serious software vulnerability in DiskStation software Could the unprecedented attack on users of Synology’s DiskStation NAS storage drives by ransom malware have been stopped before it...

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