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Internet

22 September 2017

Cybersecurity Demands Change in Approach

According to industry experts technology design must change to ensure cybersecurity is easier to carry out.

Internet

15 September 2017

Lack of Skills Main Barrier to Civil Service Tech Adoption

Civil servants believe better information sharing across government will improve public services, but a lack of skills is still the main barrier to adopting digital services.

Internet

14 September 2017

Home Office Agrees Back Office Transformation Deal

The Home Office has selected a new enterprise-resource planning system to improve their back office services.

Internet

11 September 2017

Millions of customer records compromised in Equifax breach

About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cybersecurity breach.

Internet

05 September 2017

Majority of UK Firms Hiring for GDPR

Two thirds of UK firms are planning to hire extra staff to help them meet the EU’s new general data protection regulation (GDPR).

Internet

24 August 2017

Manufacturing a Key Target for Cyber Attackers

A threat intelligence report has revealed that manufacturers are a key and growing target for cybercriminals.

Internet

23 August 2017

Statistics Show Retailers need to Improve Data Security

Data breach statistics show retailers need to address customer data security ahead of the GDPR compliance deadline.   

Internet

22 August 2017

New TalkTalk Fine Takes Total Fine for Poor Data Protection

TalkTalk has been issued with another fine for failing to look after its customers’ data, ten months after being hit with a record £400,000 fine.

Internet

21 August 2017

NHS Digital Signs Cybersecurity Agreement with Microsoft

NHS Digital has signed a cybersecurity agreement with Microsoft in light of the global WannaCry ransomware attacks.

Internet

17 August 2017

NotPetya Attack Cost up to $300m

Transport and shipping giant A.P Moller-Maersk is one of many companies counting the cost of NotPetya – the destructive cyber attack that took place in the second quarter of 2017.

Internet

07 August 2017

UK Data Protection Laws to be Overhauled

Under new proposals outlined by the government, Britons will obtain more control over what happens to their personal information.

Internet

01 August 2017

UK Firms See Employees at Risk to GDPR Compliance

A survey has shown employees are a greater risk to successful compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) than current IT systems.According to a poll by Bluesource, three-fifths of senior IT figures across 200 medium to large organisations regard staff as the biggest threat to GDPR compliance, while just 40% believe their current IT systems pose risks with less than a year to go to the compliance deadline of 25th May 2018.

Internet

25 July 2017

UK Government Plans to Offer 6,000 Teenagers Cybersecurity T

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is to launch a cybersecurity training programme for young people later this year. 

Internet

20 July 2017

EU sets baseline for 5G

EU members have signed a new declaration to combine collective resources for 5G mobile networks across the EU.

Internet

12 July 2017

Wales Gets National Tech Accelerator Programme

Twelve start-ups have been chosen for Wales’ first ever national tech accelerator.

Internet

10 July 2017

Snapchat Map Warning From Schools

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has been scrutinised by schools for the newest Snapchat feature ‘Snap Map’.Schools have expressed serious safeguarding concerns regarding the new feature, which allows users to share their exact location with people on their "friends" list

Internet

07 July 2017

UK Government Digital Services Below Average

The UK government’s digital services drag down the country’s overall score on the International Civil Service Effectiveness Index (InCiSE).

Internet

03 July 2017

NCSC boosts public sector cybersecurity in 4 steps

For government departments and some public bodies, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is implementing four steps to improve basic cyber security.

Internet

27 June 2017

Google Hit with Record EU Fine

Google has been fined €2.4bn by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping service.

Internet

26 June 2017

Parliament Cyber Attack Hits up to 90

A parliamentary spokesperson has said up to 90 accounts were compromised during a cyber-attack on parliament on Friday.

Internet

23 June 2017

Russian Hackers Trade Stolen Passwords of British MPs

Passwords belonging to British politicians, diplomats and senior police officers have been traded by Russian hackers.