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45% of IT pros say Government initiatives increase c-level awareness of security

New research finds the likes of CERT-UK also had an influence on IT departments’ policies and strategy, but are individual employees hearing the message?

London: New research released today reveals that 45% of IT professionals feel Government initiatives like CERT-UK and Operation Waking Shark II have actively helped them raise awareness of cybersecurity to senior management.

In response to the news that Lizard Squad are now threatening Malaysia Airlines with a data dump, following an attack on the company’s website, Kevin Epstein, VP of Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint, says:

Another vulnerability shocked the Linux world on 27th January. The Qualys security research team found a critical vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library (glibc) that allows attackers to remotely take control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of system credentials – according to Qualys reports.

Following Qualys’ recent announcement on the GHOST vulnerability affecting Linux, Apostolis Mastoris, Security Consultant, MWR InfoSecurity, says:

“GHOST has its origin in a flaw that was well hidden for almost 15 years in one of the most popular open-source libraries. The vulnerability was initially discovered and fixed back in 2013, however, it was not classified as a security issue. Thus, many of the systems operating on long-term-support Linux distributions may still be liable to compromise in case they incorporate software that supports earlier versions of the library.

Russian online-dating service, Topface has admitted to paying a hacker an undisclosed sum, preventing the person from selling or leaking 20 million user addresses. Having been shown how easy it is to infiltrate their networks and steal customer data, firms like Topface must now take the right steps in order to prevent being placed in such a compromising position in the future.

LONDON, U.K: Six Degrees Group (6DG) has announced that it is continuing to educate the public sector on the benefits of Cloud Hosting. Key executives from 6DG attended the Government ICT Conference in London on Tuesday 13th January, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has renewed the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) mandate to deliver assessment services for its Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) from 1st April (subject to contract). Guarding services organisations with a commercial interest in the ACS, can have confidence in choosing NSI as their preferred Assessing Body.