New Zealand privacy commissioner tipped to become next ICO head
NZ privacy commissioner John Edwards
Information Commissioner

New Zealand privacy commissioner tipped to become next ICO head

John Edwards is said to be an 'anti-Facebook' regulator who would fit well in the UK's plans to clamp down on big tech
26 Jul 2021
Northern ticket machines hit by ransomware
Woman purchasing ticket from Northern Railway's self-service vending machine
ransomware

Northern ticket machines hit by ransomware

The incident comes just two months after the rail operator invested £17 million in 621 new self-service machines
20 Jul 2021
UK gov launches £375 million fund for "game-changing" startups
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startups

UK gov launches £375 million fund for "game-changing" startups

Future Fund: Breakthrough aims to ensure the UK is a world leader in the industries of the future
20 Jul 2021
UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack
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cyber warfare

UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack

Dominic Raab calls on the Chinese government to put an end to this "systematic cyber sabotage"
19 Jul 2021
Pegasus: Report finds spyware used to target journalists, activists
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spyware

Pegasus: Report finds spyware used to target journalists, activists

NSO Group sold the surveillance tool to authoritarian governments, investigation finds
19 Jul 2021
What is EU-US Privacy Shield?
Privacy Shield security concept
Privacy Shield

What is EU-US Privacy Shield?

A look at the now invalidated framework US companies relied on to transfer data to and from the European Union
16 Jul 2021
MI5 chief warns public of growing cyber espionage threat
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cyber terrorism

MI5 chief warns public of growing cyber espionage threat

More than 10,000 people have been targeted by foreign spies in the last five years, according to the agency
14 Jul 2021
Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency
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cryptocurrencies

Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency

The amount tops the £114 million in cryptocurrency confiscated during a raid last month
13 Jul 2021
New York City opens cyber defense center
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cyber crime

New York City opens cyber defense center

It’s the first US city to have a command center designed solely to fight cyber attacks
9 Jul 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Kaseya supply chain attack, US DoD cancels JEDI project, ICO investigates ministers' email use
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public sector

IT Pro News in Review: Kaseya supply chain attack, US DoD cancels JEDI project, ICO investigates ministers' email use

Catch up on the top stories of the week in just two minutes
9 Jul 2021
White House urges US mayors to review cyber security policies amid spate of ransomware attacks
A gas pump put out of action by the cyber attack against Colonial Pipeline
ransomware

White House urges US mayors to review cyber security policies amid spate of ransomware attacks

Neuberger wants the Biden administration to work with mayors to protect US towns and cities
8 Jul 2021
PM asks for review of Chinese investment in Welsh semiconductor plant
NWF plant in Newport, Wales
Acquisition

PM asks for review of Chinese investment in Welsh semiconductor plant

Nexperia announced on Tuesday that it had obtained 100% ownership of Newport Wafer Fab
8 Jul 2021
NSW Department of Education cyber attack leaves teachers stranded
Young girl learning remotely on a laptop
cyber attacks

NSW Department of Education cyber attack leaves teachers stranded

Teachers are unable to access key classroom materials or email systems just one week before remote learning is set to begin
8 Jul 2021
Russian Cozy Bear hackers reportedly attacked the Republican party
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hacking

Russian Cozy Bear hackers reportedly attacked the Republican party

The same hackers are thought to be behind the recent SolarWinds campaign and cyber espionage targeting COVID-19 vaccine development
7 Jul 2021
Pentagon scraps Microsoft's $10bn JEDI contract after AWS dispute
Ariel view of the Pentagon
cloud computing

Pentagon scraps Microsoft's $10bn JEDI contract after AWS dispute

The long-challenged project has been replaced following allegations of interference by the Trump administration
7 Jul 2021
Lack of over 50s in tech points to need for urgent reskilling
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Careers & training

Lack of over 50s in tech points to need for urgent reskilling

Only 22% of those working in IT are over 50 years old, versus 31% of the wider workforce
7 Jul 2021
UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson
IT regulation

UK gov mulls tech industry deregulation drive

DCMS outlines a new regulatory framework that prioritises 'innovation' and promises to 'cut red tape'
6 Jul 2021
DCMS launches £30 million competition to diversify 5G supply chain
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5G

DCMS launches £30 million competition to diversify 5G supply chain

The R&D initiative aims to create a secure and innovative telecoms supply chain environment in the UK
5 Jul 2021
What is 5G and how far are we from rollout?
A businessman holding a translucent slab with a 5G hologram popping out of it and email, cloud and Wi-Fi icons above that
Mobile

What is 5G and how far are we from rollout?

4G's successor promises 1ms latency and multi-Gbit/sec bandwidth, but can it deliver?
2 Jul 2021
US, UK security agencies warn against Russian ‘global brute force campaign’
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cyber warfare

US, UK security agencies warn against Russian ‘global brute force campaign’

APT28 is accused of targeting hundreds of government and private sector targets worldwide
2 Jul 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach

Catch up on the weeks top news stories in just two minutes
2 Jul 2021
Cutting through the red tape of government IT
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digital transformation

Cutting through the red tape of government IT

How one Scottish government team has become an innovation powerhouse
2 Jul 2021
Tax the tech giants, not the consumer
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public sector

Tax the tech giants, not the consumer

Raising money for the arts through gadget sales is a good idea, but the burden shouldn't land on a beleaguered public
1 Jul 2021