Tough new penalties for computer hackers who jeopardise national security may come into effect in Britain under measures introduced in the Queen's Speech overnight.
The UK Government wants life sentences to be imposed on hackers that sabotage computer networks and cause deadly civil unrest through cutting off food distribution, telecommunications networks or energy supplies, under a new Serious Crime Bill.
New research released by Neustar suggests that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared to cope with the threat of DDoS attacks.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a common method for cyberattacks to disrupt an online businesses. A DDoS attack uses compromised computer systems to attack a single target, sending traffic from multiple points of origin in a flow which often overwhelms a system, causing it to deny authentic traffic access to services.
Before Glass becomes a publicly available product, Google's quietly embarked on a campaign to get its iconic eyewear into the hands of those who can use it to tackle complex issues.
After it gifted five pairs to researchers at Newcastle University, Google's allowed its wearable to undergo its first UK medical trial, where it's being used to support people suffering from Parkinson's disease. Researchers want to help patients live more independently, and they're already seeing results.
The UK's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has opened for business, marking the latest step in the government's ongoing effort to bolster the nation's cyber defences.
Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude opened the CERT-UK at a private press event, promising it will aid both the public and private sectors' cyber defence efforts in a variety of ways.
The UK has crowned its Cyber Security champion, Will Shackleton.
Shackleton, who is 19 and has already earned an internship at Facebook, beat 3,000 entrants and 41 fellow finalists to emerge at the top of the competition, according to organisers, and is a very worthy winner.
Naturally, he was happy to receive the gong for having cracked through a challenge set by BT, GCHQ, the National Crime Agency, Juniper Networks and Lockheed Martin.