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Shadow IT – hassle and bliss for IT departments
‘Shadow IT’ divides companies into IT department and the rest of the people, getting businesses are off...

Hand-to-hand combat
How concerned should businesses in the UK be about cyber assaults – are the attackers gaining...

Success at InfoSec
Infosec 2015 bustled and thrived for three days in June at its new London base OF Olympia...

EOL - Getting it right!
In a world where data proliferates – and is growing at a staggering rate...

Single point of control
Identity and access management solutions - how much of a difference do they really make to an...

Defences put to the test
Penetration testing is a key weapon for establishing how secure networks, infrastructures...

Cloud gets personal
BM has patented the design for a data privacy engine that can help businesses protect personal...

The year ahead - what lies in wait?
2014 was a tumultuous 12 months: think only Heartbleed, Sony and JP Morgan Chase. 2015...
Time to halt the Torrent
Stopping data leakage requires a robust chain of custody, with a high level of security, auditability and transparency...
Crime fighters
Cyber threats to the UK remain a Tier-One national security risk. The need for highly skilled experts to help fight has never been so great...

Powerful Crossover
BM has made more than a dozen acquisitions in security over the past decade. Its latest, of Rome-based CrossIdeas, should prove....

All-out Attack
Are Advanced Persistent Threats - APTs - getting out of control? A new report contains some stark findings....

Are you being properly served?
Managed security services are designed to help improve information security. but how well do they perform this function?....

How safe is your quantified self?
Computing Security talks to Symantec's Orla Cox about the world of self-tracking, monitoring and wearable technology - and the issues....

Under Attack: Leading the Fightback
On the 31 March this year, the UK'S Cyber Emergency Response Team went live, in a bid to strengthen the country's online defences....

Human frailty
Most data breaches are the result of human mistakes, negligence or unexpected system glitches...

Why the Pen can be mightier than the sword
Penetration ('pen') testing is the practice of attacking your systems and network to seek out any vulnerabilities that others might try to exploit.

Raising the Standards
Launched in 2010, the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) has been busy working with a range of companies...

Security Directive Could Cost Organisations Billion
UK businesses could be hit hard in the pocket by a new EU Cyber Security Directive...


The Force that fights the cyber foes
The IBM X-Force Trend & Risk Report has been reporting on the alarming rate at which cyber attacks have continued to occur for some years now...

Internal security breaches soar
Despite the widespread occurrence of the insider threat, only one in four I.T. professionals consider this to be a security priority
315,000 new malicious files detected every day
The overall global Internet threat level has grown by 6.9 percentage points – during 2013, 41.6% of user computers were attacked..

BYOD - How to make it your friend
BYOD - bring your own device - is enjoying enormous growth and that is likely only to accelerate. However, opinion is still..

The data security divide
Barely a week goes by without yet another media report about a high-profile leak of confidential data.

The Internet's Light And Dark Sides
While the internet is a positive force for good, it is also a haven for the very bad. And it doesn't get much worse than cybercrime..


Taking Phishing Off The Menu
Halon security's dmarc prevents attacks from spammers targeting spoof weaknesses

Sun Shines On Cloud
The market for cloud, or Internet, computing is hitting the stratosphere. Market research firm IDC expects businesses worldwide..

Cold Shoulder Treatment
Many organisations are failing to adopt established industry best practice to protect their clients' information. The need for increased..

Integral Memory Crypto SSD
It beggars belief that, even with all the publicity surrounding data protection, hardly a week goes by...

macmon NAC
Network access control has traditionally had a mixed reception in enterprises, as all too many solutions...

Titania TEC
UK-based Titania has a sharp focus on data security compliance and its latest TEC aims to make regulatory...

Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner
In today's competitive global markets, SMBs need to protect their web sites from hackers ...

Gemalto SafeNet ProtectV 2.0
The cost benefits alone make moving virtualised data centres into the cloud a no-brainer...


8MAN: from protected-networks.com
A fundamental requirement for meeting compliance regulations is Active Directory (AD...


The CR35iNG security appliance...
Cyberoam's latest NG Series of security appliances set themselves apart from the competition, as they deliver....

Celestix Networks HOTPin v3.7
The exponential growth of mobile workforces is making businesses rethink their security strategy for remote access...

GFI WirelessSentry
GFI's WirelessSentry (WiSe) takes the expense out of wireless network monitoring by uniquely offering it as a cloud service

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer
ManageEngine's EventLog Analyzer (MEA) offers an interesting alternative to the mainstream SIEM (security information and event management)...

Celestix Networks' HOTPin v3.7
The exponential growth of mobile workforces is making businesses rethink their security strategy for remote access...

GFI LanGuard 2014
Focusing on endpoint vulnerability assessment, patch management and auditing...


SecurEnvoy SecurAccess 7.1
The use of two-factor authentication (2FA) for online security is growing exponentially as businesses move away from inherently...

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager
Despite the wide choice of SIEM (security information and event management) solutions, their high prices put most of them..

AhnLab Malware Defense System
Currently the largest security company in South Korea, AhnLab now turns it gaze on the European market. Having dealt efficiently...
Titania Nipper Studio
Total compliance with data protection regulations is now essential, otherwise businesses could find themselves....

CenterTools DriveLock Executive Suite 7.2
Data loss and security breaches are rarely out of the news, showing that, despite all the warnings...

PSN-compliant mobile working
A PSN-compliant mobile working solution offers tangible benefits, but it is critical to enter into the process with a robust strategy...
In pursuit of radical change
Tim Ager of Celestix has been working closely with local and regional government organisations to....

Security? It's in Microsoft's DNA!
While many rue what they see as the disappearance of Microsoft from the security business...

Can cyber-risk insurance really keep you safe?
Cyber-risk insurance policies are growing in popularity with the business community, but there’s a danger...

Why Windows 8 is so gr8!
Tim Ager says the demise of Windows xp is no cause for lamentation - Windows 8 has so much to offer...v
2014: Into The Unknown
We need to keep evolving ways in which to authenticate our trusted users, if we are to stay ahead...

Managing The Risks
Risk-based authentication is now making its presence felt. Tim Ager of Celestix explains why and what it is all about...

Key factors in a mobile world
As mobile device management becomes an ever greater challenge, its convergence with two-factor authentication...

GDPR - coming, ready or not!
According to a new survey by iStorage, almost a third of public and private sector professionals are not aware...
Fears and deaf ears
Would you consider stripping your employees of company smart phones and memory sticks to protect your...
Anthem for cyber victims
Following the recent Anthem breach – where the USA's second largest health insurer was hacked...
'Tails' of the unexpected?
No new year can ever come along without a wealth of security predictions already hanging...
KGB, Stasi... and now the UK government?
A research report published by F-Secure shows the growing concern of the British public with mass surveillance being undertaken by the British government on its own people, as well as foreign nationals
Sigh... sigh...Cyber: Paying the price
Sigh... sigh...Cyber: Paying the price
Urgent need to boost cyber skills
Businesses must do far more to tackle cybercrime, which is threatening to spiral out of control...
Don't let it all end in floods of tears
Water has been constantly in the headlines of late, infiltrating communities on a massive scale and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake
Inside 2014
Ask those in the know what will be the hot topics for security in 2014 and there is no shortage of response...
Massive strides forward
If there is one thing that the 2013 Computing Security Awards demonstrated above all else, it's the fact that the industry...
Data Breaches - Time To Come Clean
The day that telecoms operators and internet service providers (ISPs) across Europe must have dreaded has finally arrived...
Anxious times signal need for action
The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) of Parliament has just published its Annual Report for 2012-2013...
How to avoid a tangled Web
Web 2.0 aids enterprises in conducting business, but also introduces many damaging risks. Trend Micro offers its insights into Web application vulnerabilities and how to avoid these...
Meeting European Data Protection and Security Requirements with CipherCloud Solutions
This white paper investigates how encryption and tokenisation of data can help companies that are subject both to EU data protection...
'2014: The Danger Deepens'
Neustar has released its 'Annual United Kingdom DDoS Attacks & Impact Report'. What were the experiences of those surveyed in 2013?....

Inside the criminal mind
Infoblox has launched a whitepaper that takes a sideways look at DNS security from the perspective of a cybercriminal

AIIM survey into digital signatures
"Digital Signatures - making the business case"

Secure Mobile Workflows
The majority of employees now demand their choice of apps, collaboration spaces, and cloud storage. Each personalized...
'Surely Not' - The Surprising Weakness Of Strong Authentication Technologies
Dr Basil Philipsz outlines vulnerabilities in current Authentication Technologies and explains how his company, Distributed...

Cloud-based services: Easing the IT burden while taking control
As mobile device management becomes an ever greater challenge, its convergence with two-factor authentication...

WALLIX launches WAB On Demand
WALLIX launches offering dedicated to privileged access management on demand

Crime-busting academy unveiled
A new crime-busting International Cyber Academy has been launched

Symantec names new VP & MD FOR Northern Europe
Symantec has further strengthened its growth by appointing industry veteran Keith Bird as vice president...

Average cost of a data breach soars to £2.37 million
Latest research from The Ponemon Institute in association with IBM has found that the average cost of a data...

Ethical hacking under scrutiny
The UK cyber security industry would benefit from increased standardisation of widespread 'penetration testing'...

Advanced integration with cloud storage apps
CoSoSys has announced the development of Endpoint Protector 4 to include new integrations with Dropbox...

Time to stem the breach
Research conducted by AlienVault has shown that 20% of IT security professionals have witnessed a breach being hidden or covered up

Huge increase in malware
Check Point's 2015 Security Report

UK lags behind Germany in patching ability
A survey of 200 UK and 200 German organisations, conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Tenable Network Security...

Data at the mercy of hackers as breaches go undetected
A survey conducted by LogRhythm has revealed 46% of organisations that suffered a data breach...

Europe's No.1 Information Security Conference and Exhibition
‘Intelligent Security: Protect. Detect. Respond. Recover.’ is the theme of Infosecurity Europe 2015...
Phoenix survey reveals full extent of BYOD threat
Around 60% of BYOD workers do not involve their company's IT support in setting up their devices
85,000 new malicious IPS a day
The new Webroot 2015 Threat Brief reveals that 85,000 new malicious IPs...

New research highlights worrying lack of mobile app security
IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute have released new research unveiling...

Senior management must tackle the insider threat
More than half of IT professionals (57%) believe their organisation's senior management ...
Staying ahead of threats
AlienVault is to work with HP to broaden the reach of cyber threat intelligence sharing...
Lack of confidence in data security measures
New research released by IT analyst firm Quocirca, in conjunction with Digital Guardian...
Breached in just 82 seconds
A startling finding in this year's Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report is that, in 60% of breaches...
ATD foresight from ForeScout
ForeScout has announced new ControlFabric integrations with several industry-leading advanced...
Symantec Names New Executive Leadership Team
Since announcing its plan to separate into two publicly traded companies
Privileged account management put to the test
A report by a leading industry analyst firm has stated that there are five key solution...

New Cryptzone survey reveals...
Report finds inside threats pose highest risk, and security budgets slow to increase...
Invisible infrastructure and access management...
AppGate Secure Access Enables Organizations to Adopt Software Defined Perimeter Approach...
HP highlights biggest threats
HP has released its sixth annual 'Cyber Risk Report'
Make sure your workforce is savvy...
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is calling on businesses to ensure their employees...

Banking Malware Detector
Software security company Minded Security is launching in the UK to combat hidden banking threats and, it states...
New Infosec course launched for I.T...
April will see the UK's first ever hands-on InfoSec course designed specifically for IT...

IT security takes a Step Up
According to a new 'Data Protection Maturity' study released by Lumension, IT security departments are...
Soft target for Assailants
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a soft target for cyber attacks, according to the 2015...
New name, new vision
Symantec has announced Veritas Technologies Corporation as the name for its independent publicly...
UK University strikes research deal with Japan...
Lancaster University is enhancing its position as a global leader in cyber security research...

Cyber threat fuels I.T. graduate recruitment drive
Reflecting the increasing threat from cybercrime, whether by individual threat actors or nation state...
Fears raised over employee password sell-off
Following the discovery by SailPoint that UK workers would be willing to sell their passwords...

Key security trends of 2014
IT security provider Trend Micro has released its 2014 Annual Security Roundup
Widespread data concerns
As data issues around loss, theft or surveillance continue to hit the headlines, data privacy now...
Fears stop firms using cloud computing
New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that, despite 60% of small firms...
Wick Hill gains cyber essentials certification
Wick Hill has gained the recently launched Government Cyber Essentials certification...

Give01Day and IASME to secure all UK charities with UK...
Give01Day has joined forces with the Government’s Cyber Streetwise campaign and the IASME...
Combatting the insider threat
According to recent reports, Morgan Stanley has joined the growing list of worldwide firms...
Don’t get left on the shelf!
Trustwave has released new data about the 'shelfware' problem that plagues businesses of all sizes
'Selfies' that aim to catch out device thieves
Certificate authority and internet security organisation Comodo has released Comodo Mobile...

New malware unlocks corporate defences for hackers
Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit (CTU) researchers have discovered malware that allows hackers...
Cyber crime soars up the risk barometer
Businesses face new challenges from a rise of disruptive scenarios in an...

BAE Systems' silver lining
BAE Systems has completed the acquisition of Perimeter Internetworking Corp, which...
What time is the hack due?
Following the news that cyber terrorists hacked Bristol bus timetable site TravelWest
New infosecurity conference
Infosecurity Europe, the specialist information security conference and exhibition, is launching...
What keeps digital leaders awake at night?
Security, loss of data and cloud security are the top things that keep digital leaders...

Temporary workers handed administrative privileges
Some 72% of temporary workers admit to being given administrative...

Cyber security masters, Online
A new online master's degree in cyber security, launched by Coventry University...
$710M move to snare Tripwire
An agreement to purchase cyber security company Tripwire for US$710 million has...
Impact of sony hack widens as...
In the wake of the massive highly publicised hack against Sony that reverberated...

Global push for better cyber security...
A global online resource for building cyber security capacity has been launched.

Cyber Essentials Scheme will have pivotal role...
Organisations should prepare for the increased threat of targeted cyber-attacks in 2015 by reviewing their security polices in alignment with the government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme (CES)
Cyber-security collaboration group announced
A strategic collaboration group has been formed to explore cyber-security for connected vehicles, amongst other key issues
Innovative IT Asset Management Services
Sims Recycling Solutions’ 5-year strategic plan outlines comprehensive reuse and recycling services
Computing Security Awards 2014 - the winners!
The 2014 Computing Security Awards culminated with an awards ceremony on October 9th. at the Hotel...
New EU Data Protection reforms...
The EU is to impose new data protection legislation to ensure better protection of the personal information....
Enterprises at risk
Websense has unveiled new findings from the global Ponemon Institute survey, 'Roadblocks, Refresh....
175 Million plus customer reords compromised
SafeNet, a global leader in data protection solutions, has released the highlights from its SafeNet....
New App for safer interaction
Comodo has released a desktop application that enables users to safely interact with mission-critical...

Partnership to Deliver Critical Incident Response
Guidance Software is partnering with Thales to deliver a full range of endpoint security...

Rise of the Cybervors
Hold Security has identified a Russian cyber gang now in possession of what it says is the largest cache of stolen data ever.
European Central Bank hack...
Cybercriminals often act within communities and this is a likely scenario with the recent attack....
UK Business data at risk
New research released shows UK business data at risk as a result of haphazard and cavalier ....
Kaseya acquires Scorpion Software
Kaseya has acquired Scorpion Software, providers of integrated two factor authentication, single sign on and password management solutions.
Faulty towers?
The U.S Secret Service has given out advice to those in the hospitality industry to inspect computers which they make available to guests...
Poor password management...
IT security professionals are gambling with the security of their organisations by failing to update important service and process account passwords on a regular basis...
UKFast CEO pledges £1m...
The CEO of cloud and hosting firm UKFast has pledged £1m to keeping businesses safe online
Sophos challenges UK public...
Sophos is calling on members of the UK public to turn sleuth and to investigate confiscated crime scene computer systems...
Getting to grips with The Internet of Things
GFI Software has announced the findings of an extensive independent research project examining the “Internet of Things” (IoT)...
Databarracks certified for government's...
Databarracks has been named as one of the first organisations in the UK to become certified with the Cyber Essentials Scheme...
Cybercrime responsible for more than £266bn...
A new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and sponsored by McAfee, “Net Losses – Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime,...
AlienVault releases new version of Open Threat Exchange
AlienVault has released an updated version of Open Threat Exchange (OTX), which includes OTTX ThreatFinder...
CBEST foot forward for banking?
Geoff Webb, senior director, solution strategy at NetIQ, comments on the Bank of England's new cybercrime testing framework, CBEST.
Tier-3 is early adopter of UK “Cyber Essentials” standard
Tier-3 has become one of the first adopters of the new UK Cyber Essentials standard, which has been produced by the Department for Business...
Celestix networks seeks out an Edge
Celestix Networks has recently launched its new Cloud Edge Security Appliance series to enable secure and seamless connectivity...
Tipping the balance!
How do you best manage the upwardly mobile workforce? Patrick Warley, Global Head of Research...

Top 3 data security threats
Roman Foeckl, CEO and founder of CoSoSys, offers his insights on how to mitigate...

Navigating the forest of security certifications
Patrick Warley, global head of research & development at Integral Memory...

So far, so good...
In our last issue, we highlighted the likely threats that will hit organisations across the UK in the 12 months...

Technologies to keep you safe
With attacks increasing in frequency and sophistication, which are the technologies...

Massive Attacks - We're Still in Denial
The enterprise perimeter does not exist anymore - and a much more proactive approach to security is needed, says Bill Strain, CTO of cloud company iomart.
Enough to make your pulse soar
Imagine this scenario: Monitoring programmers' pulses, their eye movements and even anxiety levels to detect when they could be in trouble.

Taking the next step up
The industry needs to move towards a more holistic view of information and systems, argues Dr Anand Narasimhan, director, Sims Lifecycle Services EU
Security’s second chance
By Terry Greer-King, Director of Cyber Security, Cisco.
‘Advanced threat detection is more than a moment in time’
By Sean Newman, Security Strategist, Sourcefire, now part of Cisco.
Anti-Virus, the Cloudmark way
Is there any way to defend against malware that is undetectable...

Beyond Antivirus
Comodo's Melih Abdulhayoglu explains his company's unique approach to sandboxing and the...

Becoming an APT Spycatcher
Cybercrime has become somewhat 'old school' in its approach today, writes Andy Travers, VP EMEA at....
Malware: Coming Soon to Your Company?
As the malware threat evolves, businesses need to rethink their methods of protection.

Staying safe in the mobile world
By Sean Newman, Security Strategist, Cisco....

the great myth about mobile security
By Mark Reeves, SVP International for Entrust.

Plaudits for the PCI audits
Ian Whiting, CEO at Titania, offers his insights on PCI-DSS Compliance - and important changes that have now emerged for Pen Testers

Endpoint Security: A Call to Action
In a world of constant combat between hackers and security practitioners, corporate IT teams must continually strengthen their IT security...
Raising the standard for cyber security is vital
Organisations will now have to meet a rigorous new cyber security 'kitemark' if they want to work with the UK government

Securing the Mobility Age through the Cloud
Employee mobility will be the rule, rather than the exception, in 2014. Michael Sutton, VP of security research at Zscaler, explains why

Tackling the fraudsters
Fraud is on the rise. Wherever you surf, tweet or otherwise go online, it rears its devious and lucrative head..

The security challenges ahead for 2014
Tim 'TK' Keanini, CTO at Lancope, has put together his thoughts on some promising, as well as some concerning, innovations that will shape the way we secure..
Anti Spam Solution of the Year - Security 2014
WINNER: Libra Esva - Libra Esva Libra Esva triumphed in the Anti Spam category, with Paolo Frizzi accepting the award

Anti Malware Solution of the Year - Security 2014
WINNER: Comodo - ESM Comodo won the Anti Malware Solution of the Year award. James Tomlinson...
Network Security Solution of the Year 2014
WINNER: Fortinet - Fortigate 1500D




SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management)...
WINNER: RSA - Security Analytics

Encryption Solution of the Year - Security 2014
WINNER: Egress Software Technologies - Egress Switch



DLP Solution of the Year - Security 2014
WINNER: CoSoSys - Endpoint Protector 4



Mobile Security Solution of the Year - Security 2014
WINNER: Palo Alto Networks - GP 100



Cloud Security Solution of the Year - 2014
WINNER: Assuria - Assuria Log Manager MSP



Messaging Security Solution of the Year 2014
WINNER: Voltage Security - SecureMail



Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Solution of the Year...
WINNER: WatchGuard - WatchGuard APT Blocker



SME Security Solution of the Year 2014
WINNER: Halon Security - Halon Email Security



Enterprise Security Solution of the Year 2014
WINNER: CyberArk - Privileged Account Security Solution



Security Project of the Year 2014
WINNER: SThree/Good Technology



Editor’s Choice - Security 2014
WINNER: Cyberoam - CR35iNG



Security Reseller of the Year 2014
WINNER: Brookcourt Solutions



New Product of the Year - Security 2014
WINNER: Wallix - WAB On Demand



Securing the honours!
It was another night of celebrations at the 2013 Computing Security Awards, as people from right across the industry gathered..
Celebration - and jubilation!
It was another night of huge celebrations at the 2013 Computing Security Awards, as people from right across the industry...

Security - Anti Spam Solution of the Year 2013
WINNER: Kaspersky Lab - Endpoint Security for Business...


Security - Anti Malware Solution of the Year 2013
WINNER: Cloudmark - Server Edition..



Security - Content Security Solution of the Year 2013
WINNER: Check Point - Application Control Software Blade..



Network Security Solution of the Year 2013
WINNER: Emulex - EndaceProbe


Sparkling outcome!
A solution from Libraesva is enabling private wine house Casa Vinicola Zonin to protect the 250 mailboxes of its internal...
Game on!
Games Workshop found that the value of its electronic communications was being severely eroded by a deluge of spam,....