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May 8, 2016

Two Thirds Of Big U.K. Businesses Suffer a Cyber Attack

Two-thirds of big businesses in the United Kingdom have experienced a cyber attack in the last year, according to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey, the BBC reported. The attacks mostly came from malware, viruses or spyware. A quarter of the big companies suffered a cyber breach once a month at minimum.

Ed Vaizey, the Digital Economy Minister, said it was critical for businesses to be able to protect data. The Internet-linked attacks have cost millions of pounds in some cases.

Talk Talk Attack Raises Awareness

The government released the results of the survey along with the Cyber Governance Health Check, which launched after the October Talk Talk cyber [...]

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November 10, 2015

GCHQ Intelligence Chief: Companies Failing Cybersecurity Grade

The director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), UK’s intelligence agency will in a speech today, speak about the global cyber security standard falling short of where it needs to be.

Recent breaches have pushed the topic of cyber security to the forefront in the UK. The most significant recent breach is the now infamous TalkTalk hack. The GCHQ, UK’s spy agency has now revealed that it is identifying at least 200 cyber attacks targeting critical installations, networks and companies, up from 100 attacks last summer.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the director general for cyber security at GCHQ, Ciaran Martin said:

These are attacks that are of [...]

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November 5, 2015

U.S. & U.K. Banks’ Cybersecurity Capabilities Put to the test

U.S. and U.K. banks will partner this month in a simulated cyber attack designed to test the ability of financial institutions to prevent cyber attacks. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the project, Operation Resilient Shield, when he visited President Barak Obama in January, according to The Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) will oversee the program.

Cameron and Obama agreed to improve efforts to enhance cybersecurity of both countries and strengthen information sharing on cyber issues, according to BH Consulting, a U.K.-based IT operations consultancy.

Cybersecurity Risk Grows

The joint project is in response to the [...]

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November 3, 2015

UK Set to Ban Internet Companies from Providing Total Encryption to Its Users

The UK government is set to ban companies like Apple from providing complete, unbreakable encryption to end users in a new law set to be introduced under the Investigatory Powers Bill.

In a sweeping overbearing move, the likes of Apple and Google will no longer be allowed to offer total end-user encryption wherein customer communications are routinely beyond the reach of law enforcement and the companies behind the technology themselves. UK ISPs will also be tasked to store the browsing history of their customers for a year.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron

The Daily Telegraph, a prominent UK publication with reliable ties with the current [...]

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