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Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme
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hacking

Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme

Ontario resident laundered cash for North Korea from bank heists and BEC scams
10 Sep 2021
HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA

HPE will provide scalable on-premises computing to the NSA using Greenlake
1 Sep 2021
State Department reportedly suffers a cyber attack
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hacking

State Department reportedly suffers a cyber attack

Details of the hack are still developing
23 Aug 2021
Tech firms condemn anti-DACA ruling
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Policy & legislation

Tech firms condemn anti-DACA ruling

The ruling threatens innovation and competition, warn tech executives
19 Jul 2021
China tightens the reins on cyber security
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cyber security

China tightens the reins on cyber security

The Chinese government will require tech experts to inform it of security flaws
13 Jul 2021
Judge blocks Florida's social media law
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social media

Judge blocks Florida's social media law

The bill is "riddled with imprecision and ambiguity"
1 Jul 2021
Department of Health and Human Services must improve cyber security info sharing
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Security

Department of Health and Human Services must improve cyber security info sharing

GAO report finds HHS has made progress, but better coordination would increase health care security
30 Jun 2021
JEDI contract's future becomes murky after AWS court win
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Policy & legislation

JEDI contract's future becomes murky after AWS court win

Department of Defense must "determine best path forward"
11 May 2021
Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware
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cryptocurrencies

Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware

However, experts warn that crypto laws won’t be a silver bullet against attacks
29 Apr 2021
US lawmakers call for restrictions on software exports to Chinese chip companies
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Hardware

US lawmakers call for restrictions on software exports to Chinese chip companies

US government needs broader, systemic restrictions to avoid Chinese military innovation, says letter
16 Apr 2021
Pennsylvania county shells out a $500K ransom to recover stolen data
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ransomware

Pennsylvania county shells out a $500K ransom to recover stolen data

Delaware County says election data remains securely tucked way on a separate network
30 Nov 2020
Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively
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Policy & legislation

Ministers seek powers to block foreign takeovers retrospectively

New bill to stop hostile actors investing in the UK to be passed through Parliament
11 Nov 2020
Viasat and CDW win NATO contract for the agile C3 project
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agile development

Viasat and CDW win NATO contract for the agile C3 project

The initiative will empower ARRC headquarters with superior decision-making and cross-domain integration
27 Oct 2020
Taiwan becomes first country to ban Zoom amid security concerns
video conferencing

Taiwan becomes first country to ban Zoom amid security concerns

Public sector bodies are advised to use Microsoft or Google services if they can’t find locally-developed platforms
8 Apr 2020
Ofcom handed remit to police Silicon Valley giants
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Policy & legislation

Ofcom handed remit to police Silicon Valley giants

The government waters down its Online Harms proposals, but tech companies could still face fines
12 Feb 2020
Amazon will pass on 2% digital tax to sellers
government

Amazon will pass on 2% digital tax to sellers

Amazon says small businesses are likely to bear the brunt of any proposed tax
16 Jan 2020
UK universities recieve £110m to fund AI Masters and PhDs
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Careers & training

UK universities recieve £110m to fund AI Masters and PhDs

Government has partnered with industry for the first time to train the next generation of AI talent
21 Feb 2019
Government Trello blunder leaks counter-terrorism tools
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data protection

Government Trello blunder leaks counter-terrorism tools

Hundreds of sensitive documents also revealed thanks to poor security settings - report
23 Jul 2018
UK citizens enthusiastic about government digital offerings
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digital transformation

UK citizens enthusiastic about government digital offerings

But citizens want better online healthcare services
5 Jan 2018
Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing
Security

Why Nadine Dorries is totally wrong about password sharing

Frustration abounds as MPs expose their backwards security practises
4 Dec 2017
Only competition can save the UK from its broadband crisis
public sector

Only competition can save the UK from its broadband crisis

Government broadband and fibre pledges are 'illogical'
17 Nov 2017
UK government to invest in mini drones
Business strategy

UK government to invest in mini drones

The government will invest in new high-tech gadgets to assess hazardous scenes
16 Oct 2017
Government's teen-oriented social media guidelines
public sector

Government's teen-oriented social media guidelines

Children’s Commissioner aims to make it easier for teens to understand the policies of social networking sites
29 Sep 2017