National hub to tackle cyber crime

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a new national hub to tackle the emerging threat of online hate crime.

Cyber security on par with counter terrorism

The head of GCHQ has warned that maintaining security against cyber attacks is now of equal importance to combatting terrorism.

£80 million investment for rail smart ticketing

£80 million will be made available to introduce smart ticketing across England and Wales by the end of 2018.

Plan to improve Welsh mobile connectivity

The Welsh government is looking to work with the mobile phone industry and the regulator to improve mobile service connectivity across the country.

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.


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