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You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a company that’s been linked to a phishing attack. Organisations such as RSA, Epsilon and the US’s Department of Energy, are just a few that have publicly held up their hands to falling victim to an attack. And it will get worse. Gartner recently stated in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways (SEG) report that "Phishing attacks continue to oscillate, while more targeted phishing attacks increase.” Why are spear phishing attacks increasing and what can organisations do to prevent falling victim?

Interview with John D. Rhea, Compliance Officer at OGE Energy

According to the Department of Homeland Security, cyber security threats to the electric utility industry are increasing (http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/21201-DHS-Industrial-ControlSystems-Threats-Increasing.html). To meet these threats, NERC is increasing the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) regulatory requirements that attempt to ensure that organizational networks and facilities are meeting basic standards in this area. Thus, cyber security and compliance professionals across the industry are currently facing many challenges in both achieving compliance at a time in which requirements are rapidly evolving, and ensuring that their systems are well protected from cyber attacks that are both more numerous and more sophisticated.

London: Commenting on predictions that the volume of hacking attempts will top the billion mark in the final quarter of this year, the organisers of Infosecurity Europe say that it is imperative that IT security professionals remain up to speed on the latest threats – and the solutions to defend against them.

LeadingpProvider of business integration predicts a stronger focus on people, robust solutions, and the reinvention of services giants moving to the cloud

London, UK: Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced its top predictions for cloud computing, business integration, and managed services in 2013. Based on insights gathered from IT industry thought leaders, analysts, and enterprise customers, Liaison anticipates the market will see an increased demand for managed services, more complete data integration solutions, and the reinvention of services companies that will align themselves with the cloud. Liaison believes these changes will drive a disruptive shift for IT over the next year.

It’s the time of year again when IT security experts predict what the next year will bring. Below are three predictions and trends from three IT experts

Corey Nachreiner, Director of Security Strategy at WatchGuard, predicts:

A Cyber Attack Results in a Human Death

WatchGuard hopes it is wrong in this prediction. But with more computing devices embedded in cars, phones, TVs and even medical devices, digitally dealt death is not only possible, it's plausible. Security is still often an afterthought when developing innovative technical systems. Criminals, hacktivists, and even nation-states are launching increasingly targeted cyber-attacks and most recently, a researcher even showed how to wirelessly deliver an 830 volt shock to an insecure pacemaker.

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA: Natural disasters and other catastrophic events are increasingly disrupting business around the world. The hurricanes, fires and superstorms of 2012 illustrate the importance of including robust business continuity management (BCM) with strategic planning. To help enterprises identify impacts that emerging technology trends can have on BCM, global IT association ISACA released a new white paper titled “Business Continuity: Emerging Trends.”

WASHINGTON: Using consumer fireworks on New Years is a tradition. And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Ralph Apel, the spokesperson for the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third party testing in China before being shipped to the United States. But he notes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), there were an estimated 9,600 fireworks related injuries during the Fourth of July season in 2011. Most of these injuries would not have occurred if the fireworks had been used under close adult supervision and if some basic safety steps had been taken. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these common sense safety tips for using consumer fireworks in hopes that injuries to consumers can be greatly reduced this season: