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Cloud data security risks exacerbated by 'shadow IT' use, says cloud security business

Risks businesses face when utilising cloud computing are exacerbated because of 'shadow IT' use, a cloud security business has warned. 10 Apr 2014

Researchers flag 'Heartbleed' security flaw that could expose business data and communications

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in the security of popular encryption software product that, if left unfixed, could expose business data and communications to hackers. 09 Apr 2014

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New cyber security guidelines and certification scheme proposed by UK government

Businesses that meet specified basic standards of cyber security will be able to obtain an independent certification of compliance with those standards under a new scheme proposed by the UK government. 08 Apr 2014

Supervisory bodies call on banks to address operational risks to IT infrastructure

Banks and insurance companies should be called upon to improve and test the resilience of their systems against cyber attacks and ensure their plans to continue serving customers following such attacks are "robust", according to a group of supervisory authorities.... 04 Apr 2014

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