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Information security Not my problem

Information security is someone elses problem according to senior nonIT executives in a survey commissioned by NTT Com Security.
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Cyber security entrepreneurs: balancing secrecy and publicity - FT.com

As an address, “Nimrod House, Enigma Business Park”, seems particularly ap­pro­p­riate for a company in­vol­ved in encryption and secure communications for the British military. A German Enigma machine was used by Allied codebreakers to decipher
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New cyber defence product from Malvern specialists

A NEW cyber defence product to help protect Britain’s critical national infrastructure, such as water supply and communications, from attack has been developed by cyber experts Deep-Secure of Malvern.
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Cyber security not a UK boardroom priority

New research from KPMG clams that cyber security and data protection are only ranked third as priorities in UK boardrooms.
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AXA warns on cyber pandemic risk

A RANGE of insurance policies to protect against cyber attacks on businesses and individuals will be developed in the next few years, according to AXA.
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German cyber-courts to decide on data deletion | The Times

Germany is considering setting up cyber courts to rule on requests from those wanting to have private data omitted from internet search engines
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Insurers develop cyber coverage for maritime industry

The insurance industry is developing coverage for potential bodily injury and property damage claims created by maritime industry cyber risks.Right now, most marine insurance policies “are silent on the issue of cyber risk,” said Sean Dalton, New York-based executive vice president and
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Lockheed Martin Integrates Cyber Security Standards Into Open Source Platform for Automated Sharing

In partnership with the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), Lockheed Martin engineers integrated the latest cyber threat communications standards into OISF's Suricata Engine, an open source intrusion detection and intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS). This integration extends Suricata's robust capabilities to leverage cross-organization data sharing to communicate cyber threat information directly to the Suricata cyber sensor.

 

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Symantec: Antivirus is 'DEAD' – no longer 'a moneymaker'

Oh, and it's still 40 per cent of our business
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Does Your Small Business Need Cyber Insurance?

As a small business owner, insurance probably isn’t your first priority. The number of products available can be overwhelming, and you can certainly.
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An early warning system for cyber security

For the baby-boom generation, “early warnings” conjure up images of nuclear weapons and the Cold War, not web banking and computer networks.
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Homeland Security struggles to tempt, retain cyber talent | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the race to attract cybersecurity experts to protect the government's computer networks, the Department of Homeland Security has a handicap money can't fix.Navigating the federal
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Financial Standard - Allianz launches cyber risk insurance product

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has launched a cyber risk insurance product to counter the growing threat to security faced by Australian businesses.
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NIST drafts updated guidance for agencies assessing security, privacy

The guidance gives federal agencies improved assessment procedures for securing their information systems and networks.
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Cyber spooks in demand at investment banks - Financial News

Headhunters and consultants say banks are actively looking for candidates to help identify and counter threats to their cyber security
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Bletchley Park cyber security centre opens

Bletchley Park, the forerunner to GCHQ and synonymous with the Enigma code breakers of WWII, opened its cybersecurity exhibition earlier this week.
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The spy who procured from me: GCHQ seeks SMEs

Recruitment for GCHQ once happened discretely over a dry sherry with your college tutor. Now the agency recruits openly and wants to recruit SME suppliers too.
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Assessing Cyber Risks: Lessons from Abroad

A new Bank of England cybersecurity risk framework proves how forward-thinking U.K. regulators are when it comes to cybersecurity, says Gartner's Avivah Litan.
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Airbus Looks To Overseas, Cyber To Grow Business

The free-spending days of the mid-2000s are all but over for the defense industry.
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GE to Acquire Wurldtech to Advance Cyber Security Efforts for Critical Infrastructure and Operations Technology - WSJ.com

GE (NYSE:GE) announced today a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Wurldtech, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company and recognized leader in cyber security solutions. This move is one of several by GE to help protect critical infrastructure and advance cyber security efforts globally for key industries. Wurldtech solutions and services are used in complex environments such as oil refineries, power transmission grids or for individual assets like medical devices or smart meters.

 
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Israel's Biocatch spots the movement of cyber criminals | Reuters

* Security precautions frustrate customers and banks* Biocatch says it system makes current method moreeffective* Multiple leading banks testing its system, company saysBy Ari RabinovitchTEL AVIV,
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IBM Expands its Cyber-Security Offerings With Two New Weapons

Amid growing hacker attacks and costs, IBM on Monday ramped up its offerings with a Threat Protection System and a Critical Data Protection Program.
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The cyber risks facing UK retailers – lessons from the US

Technology has innovated the way we shop, but it also means retailers face serious cyber security issues
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Report Link - http://www.willis.com/documents/publications/Services/Executive_Risks/2014/20140414_50272_PUBLICATION_Cyber_Retail_Report_FINALWEB.pdf

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AIG offers insurance against cyber injury - FT.com

AIG is offering a new type of insurance policy to compensate companies for cyber attacks that damage property and even harm people in response to rapidly evolving cyber security threats. The new policy is the first of its kind from a major insurer
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Willis warns of cyber attack on energy industry | The Actuary, official magazine of SIAS and The Actuarial Profession

In its annual Energy market review, which examines the market condition, Willis Group Holdings highlighted that the amount of capital available in the oil and gas markets to underwrite risks increased to the highest levels seen this century.

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