NCSC: A year of protecting the UK

The NCSC published a new report on 3 October to analyse the state of UK cyber security, marking one year of operations.

Council boasting advanced cloud It systems

City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed automation specialist PowerON to maximise its use of Microsoft System Center.

EU steps up efforts to tackle illegal content

The EU has produced a list of new guidelines urging social networks to be more proactive in both preventing and swiftly removing hate speech online

Vulnerable people database breaches Data Protection Act

Over 400,000 ‘vulnerable’ people have been placed on a police database that lacks an information removal policy.

Digital transformation helps councils collect council tax

A digital transformation programme for two councils has helped result in millions of pounds in council tax being recouped.

NDA employs cyber apprentices

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has employed nine apprentices to help protect against cyber attacks in the nuclear decommissioning industry.

Trans-Pennine journeys to digitally improve

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans for Britain’s first digital intercity railway in the north.

Digital makeover for Stirling’s classrooms

7,000 pupils, teachers and school staff will have access to ultrafast, full-fibre internet connectivity in Stirling.

Devon improves sign language communications

Devon County Council has introduced a new way for users of British Sign Language to contact them via a Video Relay Service.

Two trusts meet all electronic referrals milestone

Two trusts are now processing all of their hospital referral appointments electronically via the NHS e-Referral Service.

Essex County Council to extend Superfast Essex

Essex County Council is commissioning the next phase of work on its Superfast Essex programme.

Report highlights council’s tech inefficiencies

A new report has revealed that 75 per cent of councils departments have fallen victim to a malware, virus or Trojan attack in the last 12 months.

Manchester police still using Windows XP

Greater Manchester Police has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running on the unsupported Windows XP system.

Internet firms should block extreme content automatically

Theresa May is expected to tell the UN General Assembly in New York of plans to develop new technology to stop terrorist material appearing on the web.

UK police forces double smart device numbers

More than double the number of police forces across the UK have equipped their officers with smart devices compared to five years ago.

UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for extremist web content

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for jihadist web content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, a report has found.


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