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UK government promises new 'online safety legislation'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:28
The UK government will set out new "online safety legislation" later this year, it has confirmed.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

AI can help universities manage data-heavy networks

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 15:43
ANALYSIS: Artificial intelligence (AI) could help universities manage the flow of data over their communications networks, and better serve the needs of staff, students, researchers and 'spin out' companies.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Open source use grows, but security issues common, says report

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:19
Businesses are increasingly turning to open source software to create websites and applications, but an increasing number of codebases contain vulnerabilities which could leave them open to attack, according to an expert.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Expect a quiet start to the UK's new network and information security regime

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 08:57
ANALYSIS: Organisations operating critical national infrastructure in the UK are subject to new cybersecurity laws, but should not fear large financial penalties so long as they are taking active steps towards compliance.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK digital rail strategy outlined

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:16
Digital technology will be installed on trains and on the UK's rail network to improve capacity and reduce delays to services, according to a new strategy published by Network Rail.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

'Over-the-air' software updates for driverless cars envisaged by UK minister

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:31
The "overwhelming majority" of software updates for driverless cars will be implemented remotely, a UK government minister has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Network and information security laws take effect

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:45
New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

BIM users and supporters must come together to promote use of technology

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:02
ANALYSIS: The Winfield Rock report is an important and timely contribution to the discussion on improving uptake of building information modelling (BIM). However, advocates of the technology should be doing more to speed up and enhance its wider adoption.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

New measures to combat illegal content online being considered

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:47
EU policy makers are considering introducing new measures to combat illegal content posted on the internet.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Communications data laws can apply to crimes that are not 'serious', says EU court adviser

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:37
EU law permits communications data laws to be enforced by the police and other authorities even when they crimes they are investigating are not 'serious', providing there is no serious interference with privacy rights, an adviser to the EU's highest court has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ad blocking deemed legal in Germany

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:43
Ad blocking services are free to operate in Germany after the country's Federal Court of Justice ruled their use does not breach competition laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Information commissioner's powers to be enhanced in the UK

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:25
Businesses could be forced to hand over information to the UK's data protection watchdog within 24 hours under new proposed new data protection laws.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK oil and gas heads to Houston for Offshore Technology Conference

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:38
ANALYSIS: Fifty years on, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas remains a vital platform for those in the offshore oil and gas industries, allowing for the exchange of ideas, opinions and knowledge.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Address risk of software and data 'lock out' in supplier contracts

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:12
ANALYSIS: A ruling earlier this year by the High Court in London should spur software customers to take steps to stop providers preventing them from accessing software and data critical to their business.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court reforms: state of play May 2018

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:05
ANALYSIS: The UK's recent ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement marked an important step towards a new system of unitary patent protection becoming operational. The process has been lengthy and complex and is not over yet.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government told to amend communication surveillance laws

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:50
The UK government has been given until 1 November this year to introduce revised communication surveillance laws after existing legislation was found to be "incompatible with fundamental rights in EU law in that in the area of criminal justice".
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Final UK network and information security laws published

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:24
UK laws which will implement the EU's Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive have been finalised and published.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

G-Cloud security process: others can learn from UK improvements

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:25
ANALYSIS: Other countries should consider adopting a similar cloud framework to the UK's to increase efficiency, save money and improve their IT capability. But they should learn from the UK's experience in handling security.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK G-Cloud is a model other countries should follow

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:17
ANALYSIS: The UK government pioneered a cloud framework that allowed the public sector to buy services from pre-approved suppliers. It has helped to transform and modernise public sector IT and more than £2.4 billion worth of cloud services have been bought through the system.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK government announces new AI 'sector deal' with tech industry

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:51
Technology companies have promised to invest more than £300 million in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a new 'sector deal' struck with the UK government.
Categories: Cyber Risk News