Investigatory Powers BillIs everyone a suspect?

Professor Mike Jackson, IT and cyber security expert at Birmingham City University’s Business School, examines the proposed ‘Investigatory Powers Bill’

Three years after the National Cyber Security Strategy was launched, the government has published a report on its progress and its future plans to thwart cyber crime

Amar Singh of international IT governance association ISACA reports on the damage denial of service (DoS) attacks can do and shares advice on how organisations can protect themselves

The Security Institute’s Mike Gillespie highlights why those that protect the UK’s critical national infrastructure need to anticipate threats and monitor the technological supply chain

Whatever the size or location of the firm, processes must be in place to be able to deal with a cyber attack, should one occur, urges Andrew Scott at the Business Continuity Institute

Nowadays, every threat seems to have a cyber dimension to it – cyber crime, cyber espionage and cyber war. It is natural, then, to talk of cyber terrorism, but does the reality match the rhetoric?

Businesses can often be part of a crucial supply chain, and sophisticated adversaries could seek to target the weakest link to gain access 
to a higher-profile target, warns Paul Weatherly

A progress report on the National Cyber Security Strategy issued in December aims to demonstrate the progress made by the UK in addressing the threat from cyber attacks, and includes plans to double annual cyber exports to £2bn a year by 2016

Given the amount of attention that data breaches get and the wealth of standards and technology available to prevent them, why do they still occur, asks Mike Small

In the film Skyfall, a large audience has been exposed to a James Bond plot that initially seems more plausible than the stereotypes. Certainly a stolen MI6 hard drive being used to identify and expose undercover agents is more grounded than stealing nuclear submarines. But just how plausible is it exactly? Would any megalomaniac supervillain be able to access the data? And would it present a serious threat to the nation?

In the economic downturn, Cyber conflict is flourishing, which puts us all in a position of logical, and at times, physical exposure to cyber criminals and hackers, writes Professor John Walker

Ross Parsell, director of cyber security at Thales UK, talks about The Research Institute in the Science of CyberSecurity

Chris Hardy, regional director, UK public sector, McAfee, discusses what governments and industry can do next following a recent report on the state of international cyber-security

The Flame virus believed to be part of a cyber warfare effort against Iran was developed as early as 2006 and is linked to at least three other malware programs, new analysis finds

Serious Organised Crime Agency chair Sir Ian Andrews says the company risk register could be the new cyber attack front line