Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.
A recent report suggests that the devastating cyber attack that wiped out thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Arabia's national oil company was the work of a lone hacker - days after the US Secretary of Defense cited it as an example of a state sponsored attack.
What do we really know?
Organizations in the financial services and public administration sectors are the primary targets of sophisticated attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property, with attacks involving both external and internal agents and lasting for months or years, according to a new report from Verizon.
Imagine you are at work. You're rattling through your email message. And in your inbox, sitting quietly, is a message with the word "sexy" in the title...
Would you open it?
Time is rapidly running out for people to submit their comments to the UK government, about draft legislation which could allow police and intelligence services to spy on who you have been emailing, and what websites you have been visiting.
Here's how to have your say..
A summary from the first panel session of Black Hat 2012 where infosec luminaries Jeff Moss, Adam Shostack, Bruce Schneier and Marcus Ranum tackled the role of government in securing the internet.
Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador's government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline.
Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK's infrastructure and businesses.
Foreign Secretary William Hague takes his gloves off, and talks cyberwarfare with the tabloid press.
Of all the information you've entrusted to others, which would you consider the most embarrassing to see popping up on the internet?
How about the date of your latest paternity test?
The UK government has today published a report into the cost of cybercrime, concluding that the overall cost to the UK economy from cybercrime is £27bn per year.
But can we trust the numbers? And what needs to happen before we can properly measure our success fighting the menace of cybercrime?
The British Home Office is upgrading its browsers to Internet Explorer 8, but how many organisations are still running vulnerable IE6?
Gulp. At the end of last week, along with thousands of other Brits, I received an email from the UK Government telling me that they had responded to a petition I had signed urging the Prime Minister to encourage government Read more…
The Minister of Transport for New South Wales, David Campbell, announced at the start of this week the name of the successful bidder for Sydney's new electronic ticketing system. The new system is supposed to deliver integrated contactless electronic ticketing Read more…
An online petition has been launched calling on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to encourage government departments to move away from Internet Explorer 6. The petition, hosted on the official Downing Street petitions website, follows calls from many experts for Read more…
No company likes to admit that it has had a security breach. But things must feel even more awkward when the victim company is a computer security contractor working for the US federal government. SRA International, a government contractor that Read more…
According to media reports, government ministries in New Zealand and Bulgaria have been hit by computer virus infections, shutting down computer systems and disrupting work. According to minister Mihail Mikov, Bulgaria's Interior Ministry was struck - with traffic police and Read more…