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UK energy sector told to improve cyber security

An expert on digital risk and cyber security has warned that some of the UK’s most important critical infrastructure suppliers aren’t taking hacking threats seriously enough. David Willacy, a manager for National Grid, made the comments during Westminster Briefing’s Cyber Security Summit in London last week (July 15th). He said that energy companies need to “realise they are no longer just engineering companies, but … IT engineering companies”, Computer Weekly …Read More

Survey shows UK companies slow to respond to security alerts

Fewer than a third of UK companies are confident they could remedy major security issues in their computer systems within an hour of discovery. This is according to a new survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Tenable Network Security, in which 200 UK and 200 German organisations were polled on their ability to respond to security alerts like the ShellShock and Heartbleed vulnerabilities. Just 29 per cent of …Read More

Accidental data exposure named top security risk

IT professionals are more worried about their organisations’ data being accidentally exposed by employees than compromised by cyber criminals, according to a new survey. Enterprise mobility management provider SOTI polled both IT security experts and rank-and-file employees to produce its latest global snapshot report, published on May 19th. It found that almost a third of IT professionals consider accidental data exposure to be the top security risk for their organisation, …Read More

Financial firms turn to the cloud, but data security concerns remain

After a slow start, the financial services sector is beginning to embrace cloud technologies – but not without residual concerns over the standard of data security on offer. This is according to a new report from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), published on Thursday (March 5th), which found that 61 per cent of 100-plus financial firms are developing their own cloud computing strategies. However, a majority of respondents said they …Read More

How to Assess the Quality & Security of a Cleanroom – 7 Questions to Ask

Make sure you properly evaluate your data recovery provider. You usually have only one opportunity to get your data back, so give yourself the best possible chance of a successful recovery: 1. What industry standards does their cleanroom follow? Don’t rely on images or video of technicians walking around in cleanroom suits or showing one neatly arranged work space. Verify the type of airflow system and make sure there is …Read More