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23 April 2018

Global Cybercrime Worth $1.5tn a Year

According to research worldwide cybercriminal operations are generating revenues of at least $1.5tn.


16 April 2018

UK Plays Central Role in Facebook Data Misuse Probe

According to Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham the world is at a “critically important moment” for data protection.She told the closing session of the CyberUK 2018 conference in Manchester that “it has been a rather busy few weeks at our office".


13 April 2018

GCHQ to set up shop in Manchester

GCHQ is to set up a site in Manchester in 2019, which the agency claims will bring “hundreds of new jobs” to the area.


12 April 2018

Diversity Key to More Effective Cybersecurity

According to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), diversity in defence teams is key to improved cybersecurity.


11 April 2018

Cyber Threat to UK Businesses Greater than Ever

Cyber criminals are carrying out more attacks on UK businesses than ever before, according to the latest joint Cyber Threat Report.Publication of the Cyber Threat to the UK Business Industry 2017-2018 report coincides with the start of the three-day CyberUK2018 conference in Manchester that is to be attended by more than 2,200 specialists from across government, industry and law enforcement.The report details some of the biggest cyber-attacks from the past year and notes that risks to UK businesses continue to grow in terms of financial loss, reputational damage and even physical harm, as was seen in the WannaCry attack that affected the NHS.


09 April 2018

Facebook Data Scandal is a Game Changer

According to the Information Commissioner, the response to Facebook’s data exploitation scandal, which involves the data of nearly 1.1 million Britons out of a total 87 million users affected, has demonstrated that data protection and privacy are more important to the UK public than ever before.


26 March 2018

Privacy Group calls for UK Response to Data Exploitation

The privacy group, Privacy International, says the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data exploitation scandal is a wake-up call for UK policy-makers.


05 March 2018

World's largest cyber-attack knocks GitHub offline

GitHub has revealed that last week it weathered the largest-known DDoS attack in history.


05 March 2018

UK will need Data Protection Agreement as part of Brexit dea

In her latest speech the Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the EU wants to secure a data protection agreement with the EU, ensuring “stability and confidence” post-Brexit.


28 February 2018

NatWestOpens Four UK Fintech Hubs

NatWest has announced four more financial technology (fintech) hubs to be opened in the UK, as its research shows confidence among UK entrepreneurs is at its lowest point since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.


27 February 2018

Most UK Firms Still not prepared for GDPR

According to research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), most SMEs are not prepared for new data protection regulations.


12 February 2018

UK Government Orders Review of Online Laws

The Law Commission (LC) in the UK, is to review current legislation of offensive online communications to ensure they are up-to-date with technology.


09 February 2018

Government must recruit skills needed for post-Brexit

According to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), there is a government skills shortage, which includes the lack of digital skills, must be addressed to support the UK’s exit from the EU.


06 February 2018

European Commission Eyes Blockchain Currency

The European Commission (EC) is committing resources to support the development and use of blockchain technology in the European Union (EU), through a new organisation.


31 January 2018

Superfast Broadband Available for 95% of the Country

The UK government has announced it has reached its target for making superfast broadband available.


26 January 2018

IoT Security Risks Need Immediate Action

Insufficient security measures in today’s internet-connected appliances will only become more pervasive unless action is taken immediately.


24 January 2018

Two-thirds of startups ill-prepared for GDPR

A survey has revealed that many startups are not very well prepared for compliance with the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


23 January 2018

Facebook Offers Funding to Secure the Internet

Facebook is offering grants of up to $100,000 for research into ways of improving internet security.


19 January 2018

Enterprise Attitudes to Digital Transformation are Evolving

Enterprises are fast approaching a tipping point in their digital transformation journeys, where their technology investments offer them a competitive edge, rather than just supporting their day-to-day operations.


18 January 2018

Lack of tech skills and abilities needed from firms

Many tech graduates face unemployment because their skills do not meet employers’ requirements, according to experts at Change Catalyst’s London Tech Inclusion event.


16 January 2018

Computer Science now Fast Growing subject for Undergraduates

Computer Science as an undergraduate degree subject has seen a gentle spike in demand between the 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years, that’s according to the most recent Higher Education Student Statistics survey.