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Newsletter October #3 2015

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Only A Short Time Before A Cyber-Attack Hits Finance

There's a big one coming: It's only when significant damage has been done that financial  firms will realise anything is wrong. read more  The UK is seeing an increased wave of banking attacks from two families linked with the Zeus Trojan. read more  Banks, Customers and ATMs are all under fire. read more


Safe Harbour No More. Facebook Data Transfer Deal Is Ruled Invalid

European Court of Justice rules the 'Safe Harbour' agreement that companies have relied on to move personal data across the Atlantic is dead.  read more


Global Nuclear Facilities 'at risk' of Cyber Attack

The civil nuclear infrastructure in most nations is not well prepared to defend against attack.  read more


UK Police Ignore Most Cyber-Crime

Around 70 per cent of all frauds are carried out online, with many criminals based overseas - making it difficult for police  to pursue a case.  read more


Social Media Firms 'Undermine' Police Investigating Terrorism

Britain's most senior counter-terror police officer says social media firms are putting lives at risk by refusing to co-operate with investigations.  read more


The Blockchain Might Be The Next Disruptive Technology

A growing number of US investors, traders, financial institutions & businesses want to get involved with digital currencies like Bitcoin.  read more  Bitcoin's underlying technology — the blockchain — might be the most interesting and disruptive part of it.  read more


Snowden : Smartphones Can Be Remotely

ControlledSmartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, says Edward Snowden.  read more  Can a Blackphone stop that? Silent Circle releases version 2 of its signature smartphone, designed to defeat  tracking & interception. read more


Reinventing CIA for the Big Data Era

The CIA has a new Directorate for Digital Innovation (DDI)  to deal with turning the vast amounts of data the agency collects into useful insights. DDI's chief speaks.  read more


Who Will Step Up To Secure The Internet Of Things?

As everything in our Internet-enabled world becomes increasingly connected, everything is becoming accessible and potentially vulnerable. read more


Apple Is Buying Into Artificial Intelligence

Apple has acquired a UK software startup that could give its digital assistant Siri a boost and has a growing portfolio of AI acquisitions.  read more


New On-line Platform Promotes Access to UK Cyber Security Innovators

The UK Cyber Security Forum (UKCSF) launches a new on-line portal to promote business growth in the fast-moving British cyber security sector.  read more


Best Practices for Cybersecurity Breaches

The PCI Security Standards Council has announced new guidelines to help organizations respond to data breaches.  read more

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