GSMA publishes IoT security guidelines – aims to boost growth
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/kynny)
The GSMA, an official body which represents telecom companies, has published guidelines today which aim to ensure the secure deployment of IoT services and devices. Developed in consultation with the mobile industry, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’ will help to boost growth of this exciting sector.
“As billions of devices become connected in the...
Nokia improves network security with NetGuard
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/stevanovicigor)
Nokia has launched a network-wide tool called NetGuard this morning, providing operators with an easy-to-use platform to monitor and control all the multi-vendor security systems deployed across its telecommunications network.
Since moving away from their handset business – after selling the division to Microsoft in 2013 – Nokia has focused on its network...
Everyone hates the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Adam Smigielski)
First it was privacy activists, then a range of technology companies, and now even the defence industry is laying out reasons why the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill is a terrible idea.
In a submission to a parliamentary scrutiny committee overseeing the draft investigatory powers bill, a coalition formed of players from the British aerospace, defence, security...
UK pummelled with DDoS after ISIS cyber attack warning
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Frank Peters)
Earlier this week, the UK government warned ISIS militants were developing the capability to launch cyber attacks against Britain's infrastructure. Today, we are witnessing a huge amount of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks on the United Kingdom.
As of writing, a look at the
"Snooper's Charter" revisions criticised by Snowden, privacy activists
(Image Credit: woraput)
Alleged revisions of the Investigatory Powers Bill first shown in 2012, dubbed the "Snooper's Charter" by critics, have been slammed ahead of its presentation to Parliament on Wednesday. Home secretary Theresa May claims that "contentious" parts of the bill have been removed in this draft, but it's not enough to please whistleblower Edward Snowden and other privacy activists.
Global Cyber Alliance is formed – aims to combat increasing cybercrime
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Okan Metin)
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., City of London Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard, and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) today announced the formation of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), an international, cross-sector effort designed to confront, address, and prevent malicious cyber activity.
Cybercrime-related headlines seem to make the news every...
Security for the IoT is on Symantec's mind
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/iStockFinland)
Earlier this month, we posted a piece on a sister publication which suggested that "security is not in mind" when it comes to the IoT. The article was in reference to yet another hack of a connected vehicle, a Corvette, following the high-profile hack of a Jeep in...
The top 10 website security myths revealed
Many companies fail to put in place the most fundamental protections to keep themselves safe. The problem is that many businesses have steeped themselves in the mythology that surrounds website security, and bury their heads when it comes to the dangers that every business faces.
To be truly safe, they need to move from myth to reality, shoring up their defences, coprorate policies, practices and procedures. This whitepaper from Thawte takes a look at those myths - hacking won't happen to you, the CISO alone...
US Navy prepares for cyber warfare offensive
(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/ilbusca)
Individuals behind their computers might sound less-frightening than the nuclear weapons of past, but as we've seen depicted in fictional-but-realistic video games such as Call of Duty, compromising the right systems can have devastating consequences.
Most governments have been setting-up dedicated teams to help defend against such modern attacks, including the UK who set-up...