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  • Sloppy attitude to customer data has to stop

    It is easy to lose things, we have all gone mad looking for that missing sock or our mobile phones and car keys, but when it comes to a retailer losing your personal financial information it's harder to be forgiving. After all when you walk into a s... 

  • Pay now to get your discount on even the largest fines

    If you have ever come back to your car and found a fine attached to the windscreen or got a letter and a demand through the post for driving in a bus lane you will be familar with the pay in 14 days and get a 50% discount idea. What is interesting t... 

  • Sick spammers exploit natural disasters and curiosity

    There is something rather sick in the way that spammers use events, including natural disasters, to dump rubbish in user's inboxes. When most people in Russia might have been worried about fires and heat waves spammers decided to use that opportunit... 

  • Does the Queen joining Flickr mean anything?

    So the Royal Family opens a Flickr account and as a result those who live and breathe the web start talking about it being a great sign and time to start talking again about building a digital Britain. Forgive me for perhaps being a bit of a party p... 

  • Prepare for the next chapter in the Russian IT industry story

    The Russian president has been touring some of the largest vendors in the computer industry over the last couple of days hoping to pick up some ideas to take home. President Dmitry Medvedev has made no secret of his ambition to foster a Silicon Vall... 

  • Security players think the unified approach is the solution

    If you want to know what is happening in the security channel right now you only have to look at the decisions being taken by the two top players over their channel direction to get the answer: solutions. Both Symantec and McAfee are redrawing how t... 

  • A lot of Info and not much more than a Sec to consume it

    The annual InfoSec shindig at Earl's Court is a great visible reminder of just how well the security market has come out of the recession. Big stands with bright lights and some households logos could be found at this year's show as normal. But in ... 

  • Encryption hardware a data lifesaver

    The first thing most of us do when we get into a car is put on a seatbelt. Whether we are driving or just along for the ride, it is so important that it is the law in the UK. We don’t plan to have an accident but, just in case we do, we are protected... 

  • Time to get protected

    At a recent gathering of both good and bad hackers in a dingy pub in Leicester Square, I asked them whether the economy was opening up new opportunities for them. The response was an overwhelming “yes”, with nearly everyone agreeing the cutbacks ha... 

  • Opportunities in new security agenda

    If there is a theme in the security world, apart from helping customers combat day-to-day threats, it is about making the transition towards a situation where protection is twinned with business processes designed to increase efficiency. For many yea...