Cloud UK Live Manchester

Cloud UK Live is taking place for the third year running in Manchester and London. The event will educate you on the future of the cloud so that you walk away with a full picture of what to expect in 2018 and beyond, you’ll also find out what you need to do to ensure you are keeping up with the fast-paced technological changes we’re facing.

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Date: 7 March 2018
Location: UKFast, UK

nullcon Information Security Conference, Goa - 2017

Nullcon was founded in 2010 with the idea of providing an integrated platform for exchanging information on the latest attack vectors, zero day vulnerabilities and unknown threats. Our motto - "The neXt security thing!" drives the objective of the conference.

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Date: 28 February 2017
Location: Holiday Inn Resort, IN

IP EXPO Nordic

IP EXPO Nordic is part of Europe’s number ONE enterprise IT event series, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness.

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Date: 27 September 2016
Location: Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, SE

IP EXPO Europe

IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s number ONE enterprise IT event, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness.

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Date: 5 October 2016
Location: ExCel, London, UK

IP EXPO Europe

IP EXPO Europe is Europe's number ONE IT event, designed for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive business growth and competitiveness.

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Date: 7 October 2015
Location: London ExCel, UK

‘Technology without borders: how to assert sovereignty in a connected world’ – Security & Defence SIG - London

In an era of continuing technological transformation and highly dynamic global networks, the complex challenges facing UK information flow across borders and equipment/system supply sovereignty are a critical element of national security. This context shapes the debate and discussion at our insightful half day London event.

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Date: 29 September 2015
Location: Olswang LLP, UK

Countering Online Extremism

The Semantica Research International Countering Online Extremism Conference brings together scholars, public policy professionals and business leaders from around the world to share insights, advice, and techniques on ways online extremism can be mitigated.

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Date: 8 April 2015
Location: Senate House, UK

Shellshock, The Internet's Latest Security Scare Explained in 4 Minutes (For Non Techies, Too)

Bash Shellshock

The latest and greatest threat to our online security has been dubbed Shellshock. Apparently, it's worse than the Heartbleed bug. Fortunately, Tom Scott, has done a top job of explaining the whole thing in just 4 minutes. 

You've probably heard about it on the news or <insert favourite tech blog here> - but how do you test if it's affecting you?

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16-24s Not Concerned About Virus Protection On Their Mobiles

Four in every five mobile phone owners leave their devices undefended.

That's the stark message from a new report by Voxburner, showing that only 19% of 16-24s use security software.

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Linkedin 6.5m Password Leak Might be Tip of Iceberg

Linkedin Password Theft Screenshot

When I swung by Linkedin yesterday afternoon to be greated by my Linkedin Today headlines (CNET, Mashable, CBS News) showing that 6.5m Linkedin passwords were now in the public domain. Having spent a good deal of time at Chinwag's Careers Day explaining why building connections, maintaining a profile and asking for recommendations, it provides a salutory reminder that it's not just credit card and bank details that are vulnerable.

How would you fare if you're Linkedin connections disappeared? (If you're panicing enough not to read the rest of the post - here's Linkedin's advice on changing passwords) I bet there's a few recruiters out there who will blanch at the thought. The file of stolen passwords was posted on a popular hacking forum with a request for help in cracking them, which according to data security firm, Imperva, indicates this might just be the tip of the iceberg.

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Researchers Find Flaw in Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Don't Panic Yet.

ENIGMA Rotor Set by J Brew

Researchers at a K.U.Leuven university in Belgium have identified flaws in AES, the encryption algorithm used by hundreds of millions users worldwide securing everything from ecommerce transactions using SSL to file encyrption tools including the popular BitLocker on PCs and FileVault on Mac OS X.

Researchers Andrey Bogdanov, Dmitry Khovratovich and Christian Rechberger came up with a clever new attack that can recover the secret key four times easier then previously thought.

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The Social Networking Wars

Tug of War

So Google and Facebook really seem to be going head to head.  Google does not send people to Facebook and vice versa.

I am sure we remember that back in May, Facebook was discovered to be guilty of hiring a PR firm principally to tar Google’s reputation in regards to their privacy policies.  However, Facebook themselves really aren't any better!  They have been caught red-handed using personal data in inappropriate ways.  All you need to do is read their Terms to find out how blasé they are with some of our most personal information. 

Here are some of the more interesting ones I found –

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A Web Certificate for Privacy?

Please! by Josh Hallett

Privacy is at the top of people’s online agenda. As an investor in businesses with specific offerings around people’s online data and digital data, not surprisingly it is at the top of my agenda too. I believe that the industry needs privacy definitions and principles that the average Internet user can understand, not shrouded in legal or technical jargon.

In my recent post on Privacy for a Facebook Generation I proposed that businesses should operate on six easy to understand levels of privacy:

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