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UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership

The partnership will see the two nations form a comprehensive strategy to share data that aligns with both domestic data sharing and protection framew…
9 Dec 2021
Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard

The algorithmic transparency standard will now enter a pilot scheme to be scrutinised to a greater degree
30 Nov 2021
Practicality of UK government’s cyber bill criticised by industry experts
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Policy & legislation

Practicality of UK government’s cyber bill criticised by industry experts

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill falls short in several key areas
26 Nov 2021
NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021
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National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021

The GCHQ's cyber arm says 20% of cyber attacks this year targeted the health sector and key organisations involved in the vaccine rollout
17 Nov 2021
US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware
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cyber security

US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware

COSEINC and Positive Technologies were also blocked by the government
5 Nov 2021
Counting the consequences of cyber attacks
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cyber warfare

Counting the consequences of cyber attacks

How can governments respond to the growing risk of online attacks by hostile nations?
5 Nov 2021
30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments
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ransomware

30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments

Virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative meeting at White House lays out plans
15 Oct 2021
Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections
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Policy & legislation

Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections

Platforms would be liable for knowingly promoting harmful content under bill
14 Oct 2021
Biden is confident in the nation’s cyber security efforts
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cyber security

Biden is confident in the nation’s cyber security efforts

President opens Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a commitment to “lead, rather than lag”
4 Oct 2021
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