Eye spy: contractors can be “passed a USB key” and money to supply company data, says Europol Cybercrime Centre adviser Brian Honan. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Last month it was reported that British intelligence agency MI5 had, in a series of high-level meetings, painted a worrying picture for leading Britis(...)

The US government has considerably stepped up the rhetoric in the last few weeks in relation to the Chinese hacking threat

US authorities are set to use visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending major US hacking conferences DefCon and Black Hat in Las V(...)

Source Dublin IT security-focused event is expected to attract up to 100 international academic and IT security specialists

Banking malware, Android attacks and online ad bugs will feature heavily at the Source Dublin conference in Trinity College over the next two days. Th(...)

Some parents may have been eyeing their baby monitors warily in the past few weeks after it emerged that, like many internet-connected devices, they a(...)

Microsoft’s Bill Gates holds up a copy of Windows XP in New York’s Times Square during the launch in 2001.  Photograph: Henny Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images

If you haven’t been paying attention, April 8th is D day – the day when Microsoft will withdraw extended support for Windows XP. Your co(...)

Angry Birds: a goldmine of information for spy agencies in Britain and the US. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Data protection is at a crossroads, and the growth in popularity of smart technology and apps is likely to present new challenges in the near future, (...)

 The Loyaltybuild premises on Station Road, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The credit card details of about 376,000 European citizens have been put a serious risk after a data breach affecting the Co Clare based company Loyal(...)

Last year’s Dublin Web Summit: this year’s version is expected to attract 10,000 visitors

‘To be honest, the first time I ever I went to an event which I was supposed to network at, I think I found myself standing on my own in the corner fo(...)

Attendees wear Google Glass while posing for a group photo during the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco last May. In some cases, governments themselves are responding to privacy worries. Last week, Brazil changed its proposed data-protection law to require that citizen data be hosted within Brazil, prompting complaints from Facebook and Google. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

For businesses, the twin issues of data privacy and protection have never had a higher profile. International data surveillance concerns for individua(...)

It has been an uncomfortable few days for social media, and Twitter in particular. The microblogging site has been threatened with a mass revolt from (...)