ICO warns UK broadcasters over use of drones for filming purposes

Helicopter drone filming video

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released an updated document, In the picture: A data protection code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information. The increased use of drones and the overall evolution of CCTV technology have encouraged the ICO to update a code of practice that hasn’t been updated since 2008. Drones are […]

Which exams and certs do I need to get my first job in cyber security?


I had the pleasure of attending the Cyber Security Expo event in London last week, which focused on information security recruitment and career development in the UK.  From the many IT professionals and students I spoke to, there was really only one question: “Which exams and certs do I need to get my first job […]

UK is the No. 1 target for Advanced Persistent Threat cyber attacks


A report published by leading security specialist Firefly has discovered that the UK is the number one target for Advanced Persistent Threats. Taking data from the first half of 2014 the report looked at the cyber threat landscape across Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). Firefly published its findings in its Regional Advanced Threat […]

Certification to ISO27001 can lead to annual savings of £968,967 per organisation

Cost savings 2014

The 2014 report on the cost of cyber crime in the United Kingdom has revealed some interesting results about how and where security-conscious organisations should invest their efforts in the fight against cyber crime. The report indicates that smaller organisations in the United Kingdom experienced a higher proportion of cyber crime costs related to the […]

Utility meters at risk of cyber attack


Independent security researchers have discovered that smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to under-report energy use. Javier Vidal told the BBC that he and Alberto Illera took one of these meters apart because ‘we feared the security would be easy to break and we confirmed that’. Mr Vidal found that they could […]

Interactive videos help organisations find ISO27001 solution that suits them


As you may or may not already know, IT Governance recently released four global ISO27001 packaged solutions for organisations looking to certify to the internationally recognised standard for information security. The ISO Survey 2013 revealed that certification to the ISO27001 has grown by 14% globally and by 25% in Europe. The USA has the tenth highest […]

PCI SSC Announces Free PCI Awareness Training

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9 October marked the opening of this year’s annual European gathering of payment security leaders, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The gathering is an open forum where developments of payment card security standards are announced. One of the highlights of this year’s announcements was the launch of Global Payment Security Education Week, a […]

Phone evidence remotely wiped in police stations


Expert recommends putting phones in a microwave to prevent RF signals from activating ‘kill switch’ function.   Tablet and smartphone remote wipe functions have been used by criminals to wipe mobile devices that were seized by officers and secured in police stations. BBC News has reported that Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Durham police have all […]