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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.


15 January 2018

Changes for Digital Government in Theresa May's Reshuffle

The Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has led to several changes in digital government responsibilities.


11 January 2018

Citizens Want More from Public Sector Digital Transformation

A survey shows digital skills and lack of integration are among barriers to good online government services.


10 January 2018

Tougher Security with WPA3

New Wi-Fi technology vows to keep your traffic private even on a public network.


04 January 2018

Government yet to fully embrace digital

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called on the government to focus on creating an environment for innovation rather than delivering specific technologies to take full advantage of digital transformation.


03 January 2018

Top UK Firms Still Overestimating GDPR Readiness

Less than five months before the compliance deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), most top UK and US firms are still overestimating their state of readiness.


29 December 2017

Twitter Rolls out Stricter Rules on Abusive Content

Twitter has begun enforcing stricter policies on violent and abusive content such as hateful images or symbols, including those attached to user profiles.


28 December 2017

Enterprises Urged to Embrace Public Cloud after Tech Innovat

Enterprises must embrace public cloud and tap into supplier’s latest innovations to maintain their competitive edge, according to IDC.