Firms that force you to change your password are clueless says cyber security chief - TechRepublic

Security expert rails against the bad advice that everybody follows and the industry's addiction to hyperbole. By Nick Heath | November 2, 2016, 8:25 AM PST. RSS. Comments; Facebook; Linkedin; Twitter; More. Email; Print; Reddit; Delicious; Digg ...and more »

UK must retaliate against cyber-attacks says chancellor - BBC News

The UK must be able to retaliate in kind against cyber-attacks, the chancellor has said. Philip Hammond added that hostile "foreign actors" were developing techniques that threaten the country's electrical grid and airports. The warning came within a ...and more »

As National Cyber Security Awareness Month Comes to a Close, Focus Shifts to Securing Our Nation's Critical ... - PR Newswire (press release)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical infrastructure, which provides the essential services underlying American society – and is the backbone of our economy, health and security – relies heavily on the foundation provided by the internet.and more »

National Cyber Security Strategy Aims to Defend, Deter, Develop - Infosecurity Magazine

Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched the new UK cybersecurity strategy, built on developing future talent, protecting what we have, and identifying the malicious few. Speaking at the Microsoft Future Decoded conference in London, Chancellor of the ...and more »

Blog: Securing the Infrastructure Within the Nation's Critical Infrastructures - Signal Magazine

The strongest assembled securities available today can't fully safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure assets. But the good news is that these vulnerabilities are front and center on official radars and primed for increased attention. For ...and more »

Industry reaction: UK cyber-security strategy - SC Magazine UK

Reaction to the government's new cyber-security strategy - a bold new plan to bolster the UK's cyber-defences - has been welcomed by tindustry, but with reservation. The strategy pledges nearly £2 billion for the UK's cyber-security needs (@. The ...and more »

UK commits £1.9B to National Cyber Security Strategy, working with Microsoft and more - TechCrunch

The recent rush of allegations against countries like Russia and China and their possible roles in cyber attacks on countries like the U.S. have prompted a big move from the UK: the government said today that it plans to invest £1.9 billion ($2.3 ...and more »

Cyber-attacks and hacking: what you need to know - The Guardian

Philip Hammond has announced a £2bn investment into UK cybersecurity. But what exactly does that cover? Can you have cybercrime without hacking? And could your kitchen appliance turn against you? The range of misdeeds which can be described as a ...and more »

UK will retaliate against state-sponsored cyber attacks, Chancellor warns - The Register

Microsoft Future Decoded Britain will strike back against nations launching cyber attacks on the UK's critical national infrastructure. Chancellor Philip Hammond promised retaliatory measures against state-sponsored hackers while unveiling an expanded ...and more »'s pricey Five Year Plan to see off cyber thugs still in place - The Register

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to reaffirm a pledge to spend £1.9bn up until the end of 2020 to bolster the UK's cyber security strategy in a speech early this afternoon. The updated strategy [84-page PDF] - which doesn't include any new spending ...and more »