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UK Intelligence and Security Committee Annual Report

July 20, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

"There appears to have been some progress on developing cyber capabilities. However, cyber security is a fast-paced field and delays in developing our capabilities give our enemies the advantage. We are therefore concerned that much of the work to protect UK interests in cyberspace is still at an early stage..."

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One in Ten Small Businesses Experienced a Data Hack

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the media is reporting a growing number of high profile data breaches, some small businesses may also be a popular target for hackers because their systems are usually easier to get into and the breach may not be found out for a good few weeks...”

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MI5 Chief: Cyber Espionage Threat on an "Industrial Scale"

June 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Britain’s National Security Strategy makes it clear that cyber security ranks alongside terrorism as one of the four key security challenges facing the UK. Vulnerabilities in the internet are being exploited aggressively not just by criminals but also by states. And the extent of what is going on is astonishing..."

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Notes on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) in US, UK, NL

May 22, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

In 2009, there was a discussion on a forum for pilots about an article that argued that a commercial aircraft could be brought down by DIY EMP bombs. Also in 2009, the U.S. Patent Application for an Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) hardened information infrastructure was filed...

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TeaMp0isoN Claims U.K. Anti-Terrorism Hotline Hack

April 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We did it with ease. Their security is bizarre, it's as if they have no security whatsoever. The security they lack, it's incredible. They use an old phone system. It's pretty much the art of phreaking," a TeaMp0isoN member called 'Detonate' said in an interview...

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UK Proposes Monitoring Every Email, Call, and Text Message

April 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Law enforcement would have access to IP addresses, email addresses, when you send an email, and corresponding data for phone calls and text messages. The government has claimed this is needed to fight terrorism, but it would be available to law enforcement for all purposes...

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Cyber Security for 2012 Olympics Focus of Business Continuity Forum

March 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The market-wide exercise showed that the banking community is prepared to handle some aspects of a cyber attack, but must shore up other areas. I encourage all managers to think about whether they are have adequate, practical plans in place..."

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US - UK Progress Towards a More Secure Cyberspace

March 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We share an abiding commitment to keeping cyber-criminals from victimizing our citizens and weakening our trust in networked technology. Owing in part to our close partnership, it is harder than ever before for criminals to operate in cyberspace with impunity..."

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Protecting and Promoting the UK in a Digital World

November 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"With greater openness, interconnection and dependency comes greater vulnerability. The threat to our national security from cyber attacks is real and growing. Organised criminals, terrorists, hostile states, and ‘hacktivists’ are all seeking to exploit cyber space to their own ends"...

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UK Security Strategy

November 02, 2011 Added by:Mark Gardner

I know things change at a rapid pace in It and Security but, as a Security Professional and a UK taxpayer, why the constant writing of strategies. Surely the best defense for the UK is to actually not give the details of what the government is proposing to do?

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UK Security Strategy to Focus on Trusted Computing

November 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Building the most resilient cyber defenses in the world will not help if you are suffering from intellectual property theft. Trusted computing underpins security and can underpin growth, providing confidence in transactions, expanding markets and making them function more efficiently..."

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Britain Gears Up to Prevent Cyber Arms Race

October 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are trying to prevent an arms race in cyber space. Given that the internet changes every day and billions more people will have access to it over the coming years, the potential for that arms race to grow and go out of control is enormous..."

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UK Government to Strengthen Cyber-Warriors Force

October 17, 2011 Added by:Stefano Mele

Prime Minister David Cameron presented a response to issues raised by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) in its 2010–2011 Annual Report, which expressed concerns at the inability of GCHQ, the British intelligence service, to retain internet specialists to respond to threats...

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UK Investing Heavily in Cyber Offensive Capabilities

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Suppose you're a scientist at Cheltenham and you come up with a new exploit of Windows. Are you going to tell Microsoft, get it patched and protect 60 million Brits? Or are you going to keep quiet about it so you can exploit 1.2 billion Chinese and 1 billion Indians?"

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Another Suspected Anonymous Member Arrested in UK

August 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of Peter David Gibson, 22, on charges that the student participated in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks organized by the rogue hacktivist group Anonymous, particularly an attack on the online payment processor Pay Pal late last year...

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UK Cabinet Office Report: The Cost of Cyber Crime

July 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The report indicates that, at a total estimated cost of £21bn, over three-quarters of the economic impact of cyber crime in the UK is felt by business. In all probability, and in line with worst-case scenarios, the real impact of cyber crime is likely to be much greater...

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