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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has today announced the preferred bidder for the Defence Support Group’s (DSG) land business as Babcock.

The Strategic Defence & Security Review White Paper published in October 2010 by the Prime Minister announced the government’s intention to sell the Defence Support Group, in order to reduce MOD’s running costs and focus resources on the front line. Sale also gives DSG access to the investment required to grow and transform the services it provides to the Armed Forces.

Seasoned information security professional brings decades of expertise in incident response,risk management and compliance

LONDON, UK: Lancope, Inc. has appointed long-time information security and risk management professional Andrew Wild as its new chief information security officer (CISO). Wild has spent over 25 years developing effective, customer-driven information security, incident response, compliance and secure networking programs for IT and security organisations including Qualys and EMC. He is also an expert in building and securing cloud and SaaS environments.

London: According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), there are now as many mobile phones as people in the world: about seven billion. Such devices have affected our communication behaviour and accessibility significantly over the past decades. It all started with text messaging, which was soon followed by video calling, and now we have web-based instant messengers and countless other apps. And mobile phones and smartphones can be enormously helpful with regard to security in companies, authorities and organisations, as they enable tokenless two-factor authentication. More details about this are provided in a free white paper published by the authentication expert SecurEnvoy, which is available here for download.

SAN DIEGO: Aethlon Medical, Inc. has disclosed that it will provide Hemopurifier® therapy under FDA expanded access "emergency use" provisions to support requests from qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States.

As we approach the busy retail weekend - dubbed Black Friday and Cyber Monday (28 November and 1 December respectively), with anticipated online sales growth this year of between eight and 11%, many retailers will 'freeze' all critical transaction and other supporting systems in an effort to avoid system outages.

However, given that the last 12 months has seen an unprecedented number of breaches - up 26.9% from 2013, with retailers uppermost in the criminals sights, Tenable Network Security asks if retailers security practices should be on the 'naughty list' this December:

Todd brings 18 years of IT and security sales experience, including seven years with Cisco,to his new role

LONDON (UK): Lancope, Inc., has appointed a technology industry veteran Ben Todd as sales director for Europe. Throughout his 18 year technology sales career, Todd has worked with companies including Cisco, EMC and Touchbase, providing IT and security solutions to major UK and global players in the financial services, hospitality, professional services, legal and media industries. In his new role, he is responsible for growing, managing and developing Lancope’s European sales team, as well as aligning the team’s goals and objectives with other Lancope groups and strategic partners across the globe.

Bromium Inc. has announced the publication of “Understanding Crypto-ransomware,” a research report which analyses the anatomy of an attack. The report dissects the sophisticated malware, which evades detection-based security solutions, such as antivirus, and leverages advanced encryption to encode enterprise file types until a ransom is paid, resulting in millions of dollars of losses.