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Vigilance can report that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has published its third annual update to the defence equipment plan, after an independent audit found the cost of the department's 11 biggest equipment programmes fell by £397m in the past year.

Responding to rekindled cyber security concerns from industries like the connected car, smart home and mobile payments, Telit pledges to expand efforts to educate and raise awareness of what to look for in IoT solutions.

London, UK: Telit Wireless Solutions has announced, that, in response to the recent rise in consumer and enterprise concerns surrounding privacy and cyber security, the company will redouble its efforts to increase awareness about how its solutions can be properly applied to maximize security and privacy in handling personal information, such as health records and making online or mobile payments. With the effort, Telit hopes to help allay concerns by connected consumers and industry that it is not necessary to sacrifice privacy to enjoy all that the Internet of Thing has to offer.

President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled, including the requirement for firms to inform customers of data breaches within 30 days. He went on to say that identity theft and other cyber attacks were a "direct threat to the economic security" of Americans.

Following the news that 2 airlines were targets of attempt to steal customers' miles Ken Westin, security analyst, Tripwire explains why these systems have poor security controls in place:

 

Dr Wael Aggan, CEO of CloudMask reacts to David Cameron’s plans for encryption: “David Cameron should not be convincing companies to offer less security to their customers. He should be doing just the opposite. The law specifically ensures that companies are not required to be an agent of the state but rather serve their own IP and the privacy interests of their customers.

SEATTLE, WA: ExtraHop has further strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Leonard Iventosch as VP of Global Channels. Iventosch’s hire follows the company’s recent announcement that John Matthews, former F5 CIO, had joined the ExtraHop executive team as CIO. With more than 25 years of experience driving multi-national channel strategy for technology companies including EMC, Isilon Systems, and NetApp, Iventosch will lead ExtraHop’s channel sales team as the company expands its partnerships in North America and across the globe.

In his reaction to the news that two YouTube and Twitter accounts belonging to the U.S. military were hijacked by ISIS supporters, Ken Westin, senior security analyst at Tripwire, says: