The Home Office has started the first stage of a £4m information security awareness campaign as part of its efforts to make businesses and consumers aware of the threat posed by online crime.With the initial stage of the campaign set to be launched in the autumn 2013, the scheme will go together with other established information security initiatives including Get Safe Online as part of the government's National Cyber Security Programme.

Hundreds of businesses in the UK are seeing a shortfall in IT skills among employees, forcing companies to step in and provide their own training.

The government has admitted its IT services procurement scheme, G-Cloud, has ‘more to do' in convincing users of its value, and has told its departments to ‘take a risk' on the service.

Police and intelligence services have been sending terror suspects’ DNA to counterparts around the world with no official scrutiny over their actions, a government watchdog has warned.

With G-Cloud iii live and its use becoming routine with the mandation of a 'Cloud First' policy across central government, the government's G-Cloud programme has transitioned to 'business as usual' under the auspices of the Government Digital Service (GDS).

The National Audit Office has released a report analysing the cost and benefits of the National Programme for IT in the NHS (NPfIT), predicting in an end-of-life forecast that total benefits will slightly surpass total costs.

Almost half of European Union citizens go online to use e-government services but many of them said they are more satisfied with online banking and online shopping than they are with online public services, a new report suggests.

A "dry run" this summer will determine whether data-matching - and a new IT system - can deliver accurate voting registers.

After spending in excess of 98 million pounds in an effort to form a more close-knit and electronic working environment for its employees, the BBC has put an end to its Digital Media Initiative (DMI)

Two new centres of excellence funded by the Government will train the next generation of cyber security experts.

The government has pushed back the deadline for its ambitious national "smart meter" program, a plan to replace over 53 million gas and electricity meters with new devices via visits to 30 million British homes and small businesses.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that communications infrastructure provider Arqiva has won the government tender to deliver The Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), designed to improve mobile connectivity in rural Britain.

Six new senior business leaders have been appointed to ensure that government gets the best possible value from government contracts, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude announced today.

Research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), revealed that the number of cyber attacks hitting businesses has increased over the last year.

As small corporates and politicians continue to make a fuss about lending to small and medium sized forms, Wells Fargo has become the latest US bank to offer its vast balance sheet to British technology firms hungry for capital.

Ex-Metropolitan Police cyber crime detective and current MD of Cyber Security Consulting - Adrian Culley has said the government's £650m budget for cyber security is not sufficient.

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