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11 security mistakes you probably keep on making

When it comes to data security, hackers continue to exploit the biggest weakness – people. So, what are the top security mistakes we keep making?

Outdated Bitcoin mining software loses miners thousands

Bitcoin has issued an urgent warning that very recent transactions could be invalid, due to a glitch with older mining software that could cause Bitcoins to be double-spent.

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.

Irish businesses may be penalized over inadequate IT security

Irish businesses have been criticized for their IT security standards after it was revealed that a significant majority are not currently meeting the legal requirements.

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…

Canada commits $36.4 million to cybersecurity measures in 2015 budget

The Conservatives’ 2015-16 federal budget sees some investment in security, with $36.4 million promised over five years to address cybersecurity threats.

Dutch government to launch Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

The Dutch government is to launch the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, with the intention of capacity building in the fields of cybersecurity, cybercrime, data regulation and e-development.

White House seeks 10% increase in cybersecurity spend

President Obama’s budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year includes a projected 10 percent increase in cybersecurity spend, reports Reuters.

Private cybersecurity school set to open in London

A school entirely focussed on teaching cybersecurity skills has launched in the UK, reports Computer Business Review.

Mobile health IT security challenge: way bigger than HIPAA?

Wearable technology and other health-related devices were big at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. This recorded webinar explains why these and related technologies present big challenges for data privacy and security.

Cybersecurity and commitment: issues in the fight against cybercrime

Cybersecurity and cybercrime are a hot political topic in America these days, but a history of ignoring warning signs suggests a lack of commitment to acting on the rhetoric.

2015: The cybersecurity threatscape for the year ahead

Presenting a recorded webinar that seeks to answer this question: How is the landscape changing for cybersecurity and what do businesses need to know to protect themselves?

Healthcare security needs investment to stave off cyberattacks, says report

A new report from IDC Health Insights claims that healthcare firms need to invest to ensure protections from cyberattacks, according to the Computing website.

Cybercrime: Top experts to form international crook-hunting force

As many as 18 top cybercrime experts from around the world will form a new Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force based in the Hague, which will target “top-level criminals”.

Flight MH370 – did cyber attack steal its secret?

Classified documents relating to the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 were stolen using a carefully-crafted spear-phishing attack, targeting 30 government officials just one day after it vanished.

DARPA to hold $2m Grand Challenge for “fully automated” cyber defense systems

The hi-tech research wing of the US military DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) is to offer a $2 million prize offered for a fully automated defense system – a computer that defends itself without human intervention.

Oculus Rift used to create “3D battlefield” for cyber defense

Pentagon officials showed off a virtual reality battlefield, using the Oculus Rift motion-sensing 3D VR headset, which turns cyber attacks into 3D visions where defenders can “look around” using the gadgets’s built in accelerometers.

“I am responsible”: Heartbleed developer breaks silence

The source of the bug, which has affected at least 500,000 sites and millions of users, was a small programming error made by a PhD student, who has spoken of his regret at the incident.

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