Security News

Cisco ponies up $2.7B for Sourcefire

The move could help Cisco shore up its position in the network security industry after losing market share in the last few years to...

How Southern NHS fixed its fractured security

When, back in 2012, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reprimanded NHS Bournemouth and Poole for passing on the data of 3,700 patients to the...

Cisco acquires Sourcefire for $2.7bn

Networking specialist Cisco Systems is buying cyber security services company Sourcefire in a deal valued at $2.7bn (£1.8bn). The acquisition follows a number of years...

Cisco buys cyber security company Sourcefire for $2.7bn

Networking giant Cisco has reached an agreement to buy cyber security organisation Sourcefire in a $2.7bn deal approved by the boards of both companies. Cisco...

David Cameron's porn law an all-around disaster

David "tough on m**tur****on, tough on the causes of m**tur****on" Cameron has admitted that his crack-pot...

3D printer maker comes up with anti-gun filter

Earlier this year a group of American firearms enthusiasts demonstrated the first 3D printed gun, which...

Survey reveals true global cost of cyber attacks

Cyber crime and espionage racks up between $300bn and $1tn in annual global losses, a study has revealed. Security firm McAfee sponsored the study by...

Millions of mobiles vulnerable to Sim security flaw

A newly-discovered vulnerability in mobile Sim cards could allow hackers to access text messages, voicemail and location data, according to a security researcher. Berlin-based researcher...

Web app attacks demand automated defences, study finds

Automation is the most effective way to tackle potentially thousands of cyber attacks on web applications over several days, a study has confirmed. Web applications...

The Web’s longest nightmare ends: Eolas’ patents are dead on appeal

The Eolas patents were uniquely threatening to the Web and drew Tim Berners-Lee's personal attention. Christian Payne / flickr ...

Cyberattacks account for up to $1 trillion in global losses

A new report by McAfee shows that hacking and cybercrime is costing the global economy billions; however, it's not as bad as was previously...