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    1. July 1, 2015

      Sophos in biggest initial public offering for a UK software group

      Shares in Sophos jumped nearly 7 per cent as the cyber security company began trading publicly in the largest ever initial...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Criminals home in on banks to create ‘imposter’ accounts

      Current accounts have overtaken mortgages as the financial product of choice for fraudsters, underscoring the need for banks...

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    1. June 30, 2015

      US government agency suspends new federal employee vetting

      The US government agency hit by massive cyber attacks this month has temporarily suspended a vetting system for new federal...

    2. June 28, 2015

      Investors bet on cyber security stocks

      Investors have this year pumped more than $1bn into an exchange-traded fund that tracks cyber security stocks as they...

    3. June 26, 2015

      Sophos valued at £1bn in flotation

      Sophos has revealed the pricing of initial public offering, valuing the Oxfordshire-based cyber security company at £1bn in...

    4. June 25, 2015

      China ‘lead suspect’ in US cyber breaches

      China is the “leading suspect” in recent cyber breaches at the US government’s human resources arm that affected millions of...

    5. June 24, 2015

      Palantir goes from CIA-funded start-up to big business

      In Lord of the Rings, a Palantir is a seeing stone, a device through which those who gaze can see hidden truths and track...

    6. June 23, 2015

      US ‘tapped’ French leaders’ phones

      US intelligence services tapped the phones of French president François Hollande and his predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy and...

    7. June 19, 2015

      The messaging system that has nothing left to say

      Delete is our default,” warns Snapchat, the popular messaging and photo application used by many teenagers and millennials,...

    8. June 17, 2015

      Patient records are target for cyber crooks

      The healthcare industry has become a treasure trove of data worth more than financial information and the sector could be...

    9. June 12, 2015

      Judges should have a role watching Britain’s spies

      Few political debates these days are as fractious as the one on privacy and security. After Edward Snowden’s revelations...

    10. June 9, 2015

      Geeks like me put others off safe surfing

      It was disappointing when my father knocked almond butter off my mental healthy food shelf. Retirement has given him a lot...

    11. June 3, 2015

      Sophos: backing Britain

      If you were a private equity business looking to sell a UK technology investment, how would you go about it? You might put...

    12. June 3, 2015

      Sophos aims to raise $100m in London IPO

      Sophos, an Oxfordshire-based IT security company that is majority-owned by private equity group Apax Partners, is taking...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Probes into data breaches at UK financial firms triple

      British financial institutions have been investigated 585 times for data privacy breaches in the past 12 months — almost...

    14. June 2, 2015

      Lookout steps up software strength to combat smartphone hacking

      Cyber security start-up group Lookout is offering large companies a software platform to tackle the threat from hackers...

    15. June 1, 2015

      US Supreme Court overturns conviction for Facebook threats

      The US Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man who posted violent messages about his wife and co-workers on...

    16. June 1, 2015

      FireEye: Unhappy returns

      No tech sector is hotter than cyber security. So why is FireEye, a young Silicon Valley cyber security darling, resorting to...

    17. May 29, 2015

      Banks desert high street for the digital superhighway

      Picture the scene: you go for a run, armed with a smartphone app that measures how far you go, your speed and the energy you...

    18. May 22, 2015

      The case that dragged bankers into the Snapchat generation

      Can billion-dollar fines and felony charges bring cultural change in finance? Or do they just remind the banking industry...

    19. May 21, 2015

      UK rejects European anti-fraud guidelines

      The UK has rejected a set of European security guidelines designed to safeguard internet payments, fuelling concerns that...

    20. May 20, 2015

      Simple steps to protecting your data

      Protecting personal data need not be complicated, and for anyone in doubt of how to go about it, the eight principles of the...

    21. May 20, 2015

      Fear of reputational damage after security leaks may be overhyped

      For the second time in just over a year, beauty products retailer Sally Beauty Holdings is investigating reports of fraud...

    22. May 19, 2015

      US accuses Chinese professors of spying

      US authorities have charged three Tianjin University professors and three other Chinese citizens with economic espionage,...

    23. May 18, 2015

      Hacking onslaught tests UK banks’ defences

      A new cyber challenge confronts British banks. It comes from elite hackers, advised by the British security services,...

    24. May 10, 2015

      US leads 20 groups on cyber security mission

      A top US Department of Commerce official is leading a cyber security trade mission to Romania and Poland this week to...

    25. May 10, 2015

      US government warns hedge funds pose cyber risk

      Hedge funds are a weak link in the US financial system’s defences against hackers and terrorists, the Obama administration...

    26. May 6, 2015

      The storm over snooping moves to Paris and Berlin

      Few actions have sown more dissension among western nations than Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by...

    27. May 5, 2015

      Visa expands UK mobile payments service

      Visa Europe is expanding its so-called “digital wallet” service to make online shopping easier for thousands of people in...

    28. May 1, 2015

      Young renters most likely victims of identity theft

      Priced out of the property market and stuck in often substandard or expensive accommodation, Generation Rent now has a new...

    29. May 1, 2015

      ‘Unfriended’: a horror movie for the digital age

      Due to an unlikely set of circumstances, I went to see Unfriended — the new cyber-horror movie staged on a young woman’s...

    30. May 1, 2015

      Twitter should stay far from the madding cloud

      I am no Luddite. I own an iPhone, an iPad and a creaky old iMac on which I bang out columns. I am totally wired and that has...

    31. April 26, 2015

      Danger in the digital age: the internet of vulnerable things

      Since the first PC virus was set loose in the mid-1980s by two brothers in Lahore — reportedly to deter piracy of software...

    32. April 26, 2015

      Security execs call on companies to improve ‘cyber hygiene’

      Cyber security chiefs have called on companies to conduct better “cyber hygiene” focusing on preventing basic attacks,...

    33. April 24, 2015

      Rail chiefs warned of cyber threat to new train technology

      Trains are pulling out of the Victorian era and into the digital age, but rail chiefs have been warned that they also need...

    34. April 23, 2015

      Pentagon makes pitch to young tech-savvy individuals

      The Pentagon must shake up its personnel policies and shed its “dreary” image in order to attract young tech-savvy...

    35. April 22, 2015

      Cyber bill’s progress shows shifting mood on threats

      A bill that would push companies into sharing information about hacking threats with the US government passed the House of...

    36. April 22, 2015

      Intel Security’s Chris Young tells cyber sector to go on offensive

      The president of Intel Security has admonished the cyber security industry for being “too reactive” and focusing on the...

    37. April 21, 2015

      US warns of risks from deeper encryption

      The head of the US Department of Homeland Security has warned the cyber security industry that encryption poses “real...

    38. April 17, 2015

      China rows back on bank technology regulation

      China has suspended plans to heavily regulate technology in the banking industry that would favour domestic producers at the...

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