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While the industry is booming, an article claims that young people today aren’t interested in getting jobs in cyber security. The Vice article said that while working in this sector is “a growing and potentially secure, lucrative job”, a survey by Raytheon from last week found that only 24 per cent of millennials have any interest in cyber security as a career. It found that 40 per cent of respondents would want to be a "TV or movie entertainer,"...

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We have talked in the past about the weak link in security chain, and after law firms and third parties, it may seem that the small and medium business (SMB) sector may be an easy target. Research by McAfee deemed SMBs to be “suffering from a false sense of security”, as 80 per cent of 1,000 respondents to its survey admitted to not using data protection and 91 per cent said that they do not use endpoint...

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After his SSL certificate expired amidst the US government shutdown, this week didn’t get a lot better for President Barack Obama. One report claimed that the Syrian Electronic Army infiltrated his Twitter and Facebook accounts, and re-election website after a series of updates linked to a YouTube video from the pro-Assad hacktivist collective. Symantec claimedthat rather than hacking passwords and taking control of the accounts, they compromised the URL shortening service ShortSwitch. In my last blog I talked of the...

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After it was criticised in Washington at the weekend, with a rare statement from whistle blower Edward Snowden who cited the fourth amendment from the US Bill of Rights, the NSA faced a pretty tough weekend. Ok so a gathering of people to be critical of the elected powers is hardly breaking news or going to cause a sweat on the brow of the government, but the“Stop Watching Us” Rally in Washington, DC on the weekend followed...

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After yesterday we were made aware of the threat of DDoS attacks, today is about having a paper free environment. As we are in “World Paper Free Day”, a timely email dropped into my inbox informing me that only one in ten office workers in the UK could describe their workplace as “paper free”, while 45 per cent of office workers across the UK have seen confidential employee or business records left behind on photocopiers and printers, or...

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