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27 February 2017

Government Puts Artificial Intelligence on the Agenda

The government digital strategy (GDS) will set out funding proposals to support the development of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.The strategy will be launched by the Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and will include plans for several initiatives t


24 February 2017

Most Hackers Can Steal Data in 24 Hours

A study has revealed most hackers can break through security systems and steal data in as little as 24 hours.


23 February 2017

Government Fails to Meet Target for Recruiting Teachers

The government has failed to meet its target for the number of postgraduates who choose to take on teacher training to become computing teachers.Only 495 of the 723 applicants were filled for computing postgraduate teacher training for the 2016/17 academic year.The cur


22 February 2017

Industrial Control Systems a Threat to UK Cybersecurity

According to a cyber defence expert, vulnerabilities in industrial control systems are potentially the biggest threats to UK cybersecurity.  Azeem Aleem, Director of advanced cyber defence practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa at RSA said: “Industrial control syst


21 February 2017

Welsh Government Launches £5m Innovation Fund

The Welsh government has joined forces with Cardiff University to launch a £5m innovation fund for public sector organisations.


20 February 2017

Search Engines to Demote Pirate Sites

Search engines are pledging to make it increasingly difficult for UK internet users to find pirated films and music.


17 February 2017

The head of a Californian-based network and enterprise secu

The head of  a Californian-based network and enterprise security company has said collaborative security platforms will enable developers to focus on innovation.


14 February 2017

Santander Introduces Voice-Controlled Payments

Santander customers in the UK can now make payments using their voices as part of a new range of services.Users of the bank’s iOS SmartBank app are in the pilot group which is the second phase of Santander’s voice-controlled banking initiative.The app allows cus


14 February 2017

National Cyber Security Centre Officially Opens

The National Cyber Security centre has been officially opened by the Queen.


10 February 2017

Three Million Personal and Commercial Drones to Fly this Yea

Global shipments of drones will rise by 39% this year.


09 February 2017

UK Fintech Investments Drop over Brexit Fears

Although global investment in the financial tech sector increased by nearly 11% to reach $17.4bn last year, the UK experienced a 33.7% drop.


08 February 2017

UK Cyber Security Workforce Up 163% in Five Years

According to a research report the UK cyber security workforce has grown by 163% in the past five years.


06 February 2017

GDS Spend Control Saved £339m

According to the Cabinet Office the Government Digital Service helped to save £339m through its spend controls.


03 February 2017

Facebook Vows to Upskill 10,000 Women

Facebook has vowed to upskill more than 10,000 women this year.The social giant has created free online and offline training resources, designed to help women boost their online digital skills.Mobile tools will also be provided to assist women in developing and growing thei


02 February 2017

GDPR Unknown to Most Adults

The majority of UK workers are unaware of incoming general data protection regulations (GDPR) leaving employers with work to do on GDPR awareness.


01 February 2017

Data Breach Costs Exceed 20% of Revenue

For more than a third of organisations breached in 2016 the cost of data breaches amounted to more than 20% of revenue.


31 January 2017

Firms in the Dark about Cyber Security Investment

Many UK organisations are still in the dark about how to approach spending on information security technologies.


27 January 2017

Security Spending Leaves Data Vulnerable

Despite an increase in security spending cyber breaches are on the rise.


26 January 2017

Post Office Offers Banking for all UK Accounts

Post Office branches are now offering banking services to 99% of retail bank users and 75% of businesses in the UK.


25 January 2017

Tech UK Outlines its Brexit Negotiations

The UK technology sector has called for the government to prioritise access to the EU market in Brexit negotiations.


24 January 2017

Lloyds Bank Hit by Cyber Attack

Lloyds Bank was the target of a cyber attack which prevented a number of customers from using their online accounts.The breakdown in service from the group, which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland, came after the websites were overwhelmed with millions of requests in a denial of se