Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

Police force blames hacker after #CyberAware tweet sent out containing bogus security advice

Organisations of all sizes need to do more to protect their social media accounts from being hijacked.

5 things you’ve done wrong when asking your techie for help

Next time your computer breaks down or appears not to be working right, consider what not to do before you call your techie for some help.

Microsoft gaffe spooks users as weird Windows 7 update accidentally released

Good news – hackers hadn’t hijacked Microsoft’s Windows Update system. Bad news – users’ confidence will have been shaken again by Microsoft’s goof.

Update Flash now! Adobe releases patch, fixing critical security holes

It’s time to update Flash once again, and don’t forget to reduce the attack surface by enabling “Click to Play”… or uninstall it altogether.

NICE news about the cybersecurity skills shortage (and a call for papers)

The cybersecurity skills gap is a security problem and in the US the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is seeking to reduce that gap.

Cybersecurity and manufacturers: what the costly Chrysler Jeep hack reveals

As the cost of fixing security mistakes in Jeep Chrysler Dodge vehicles mounts, so does the need for manufacturers to weigh cybersecurity risks in the product development process, alongside features and benefits.

Cybersecurity is increasingly a ‘board-level’ issue, finds report

The majority of managers believe that IT risk management data genuinely influences board decisions, according to Gartner.

What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp (Instructor Edition)

Teaching computer security to highly motivated students at Cyber Boot Camp reveals a lack of basic computer science education in California Schools.

North America is running out of IPv4 addresses

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is no longer able to issue IPv4 addresses, activating an ‘unmet requests’ policy for the first time,

433,000 Ford cars to be recalled because of software bug – would you have preferred an internet update?

Cars which are capable of receiving instructions via the internet (such as software updates) are potentially more at risk of being hacked or meddled with than those which don’t.

What I learned at Cyber Boot Camp this summer: 7 lessons

The annual Cyber Boot Camp in San Diego aims to develop the skills, mindset, and moral code required defend networks against criminal abuse. Here are just seven of the many lessons students learned at this year’s event.

Cyber Boot Camp: a head start for tomorrow’s cyber workforce

Every June, a select group of students from high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, California, get five days of intense education in the art of defending computer systems.

National Small Business Week: a cybersecurity survival guide

It’s National Small Business Week in the U.S. and, because properly protecting the digital assets of your small business could be vital to its success, here’s a cybersecurity survival guide.

RSA Conference 2015: too much technology and not enough people?

Major themes of the 2015 RSA Conference: the degree to which the deployment of digital devices is outpacing our ability to deploy humans with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to secure data and systems.

RSA 2015, the year security goes mainstream

What were the major themes from the RSA 2015 conference? Cameron Camp is on hand to give his verdict…

Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos

Access to popular social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube has been shut down in Turkey, following a court ruling today.

The human cost of phone hacking

Phone hacking ruined the lives of celebrities, and – in at least one case – almost drove a victim to suicide.

Hillary Clinton used personal email for government business, putting security at risk

Hillary Clinton might be in hot water after it is revealed that she never had an official email account, but was instead using a personal one. That’s potentially a breach of federal law, but it’s definitely a security risk.

It’s Safer Internet Day. So where is our Internet of Secure Things?

It’s Safer Internet Day. But millions of devices which have not been designed with security in mind are connecting to the internet. Shouldn’t we be able to tell the manufacturers that enough is enough?

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