4th September Weekly Cyber Security Roundup

83% of IT security pros are putting all their faith in firewalls

The term “FIRE WALL” originally meant, and still means, a fireproof wall intended to prevent the spread of fire from one room or area of a building to another. The Internet is a volatile and unsafe environment when viewed from a computer-security perspective, therefore firewall is an excellent metaphor for network security.

http://www.itproportal.com/2015/09/02/83-per-cent-of-it-security-pros-are-putting-all-their-faith-in-firewalls/

 

National Crime Agency under attack from our reptilian friends

The NCA website was temporarily down on Tuesday morning, four days after six teenagers were released on bail on suspicion of using hacking group Lizard Squad’s cyberattack tool to target websites and services.

http://t.co/eMdPtu912I

 

Is there anywhere safe from the digital arms race?

EVERY MONTH, it seems, a mammoth cyberattack sponsored by a nation-state comes to light. In recent years, more than 20 countries have announced their intent to launch or beef up their offensive cyber capabilities. The result is a burgeoning digital arms race that presents a major threat to the security of our data.

http://t.co/wrzzactrvm

 

Is increased IT security staff the way forward?

Almost half (47%) of UK chief information officers (CIOs) expect to appoint additional IT security personnel to their teams this year, according to a report from Robert Half Technology.

https://t.co/SCxdIkegNr

 

Is the web better off without Flash?

Amazon will stop accepting Flash ads on its advertising network on Tuesday, and it will help make the entire Web more secure, security experts say.

http://t.co/vGY6KLYoyR

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