Security, Data and Privacy Article Archive

  • Chris Scroggs, disputes associate at Wards Solicitors, answer this question: An employee has been threatened with prosecution for illegally downloading songs off the internet in volume. As his employer are we liable in any way?
  • Chris Scroggs, disputes associate at Wards, looks at the Fraud Act. Modern crimes require updated deterrents - one of the government's key intentions behind The Fraud Act 2006.
  • Recent legal cases have shown that the Computer Misuse Act will work against newer forms of cybercrime, says Chris Scroggs.
  • New research shows IT guys could be your Achilles' heel, says Calum Macleod. It has long been maintained that you have to be crazy to work in the IT business, and now it's official.
  • Jamie Bodley-Scott of network security specialist AppGate looks at the changing battlelines of IT security, and the how a deperimeterised strategy will ensure your organisation is best placed to maximise working practice.
  • Jason Holloway, VP marketing for ExaProtect, says compliance matters for security. So how do companies go about ensuring they have the right processes and levels of security in place to deliver and prove compliance?
  • Andy Phippen and Steven Furnell assess internet safety awareness in schools. With the web in mainstream use for over ten years, we are seeing an emerging generation of youngsters for whom the internet has existed for almost their entire lives.
  • Luther Martin of Voltage Security asks whether you should value your information like water or diamonds… it's all about marginal utility.
  • Scott Petry, founder, chief technical officer and executive vice president of product development, Postini, discusses how to ensure your encryption delivers on its promise.
  • Internet security has been discussed a great deal in the mainstream media of late, in particular a scary way for criminals to hijack your internet connection. As bad as this may sound, the solution is simple. Henry Tucker explains.