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UK government wants to ban sale of gas and diesel cars...

New air pollution plan is hard-hitting, but 23 years is a long time to wait.

Secure I.T. Environments Achieves Cyber Essentials Scheme Security Accreditation

London, 27 June 2017 – Secure I.T.

Environments Ltd, one of the UKrsquo;s leading design and build companies of modular data centres, containerised data centres and refurbishment of existing data centres, has today announced that it has achieved the requirements of the UK Governmentrsquo;s Cyber Essentials scheme.The Cyber Essentials scheme has been developed by Government and industry to provide a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from... Source: RealWire

Breach at UK.gov’s Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

How does that rank on the Morissette Scale? The operation behind the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today.…

Backdoors, encryption and internet surveillance: Which way now?

The UK government still wants more power over the internet, but it's unclear what form it will take.

Axios Systems retains UK Government framework recognition in G-Cloud 9

Edinburgh, UK – 12th June, 2017: The UK Government’s latest iteration of its G-Cloud procurement framework, G-Cloud 9 has recognised one of the world’s leading providers of IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM), Axios Systems. The company’s market-leading service management tools assyst will be offered in lot one.Set up in 2012, one of the central aims of G-Cloud was to accelerate the typically lengthy public-sector tender processes. The initiative allows public-sector organisations... Source: RealWire

Tech firms: We’re trying to make our sites hostile to terrorists

Facebook, Twitter, and Google react to UK prime minister's call to limit encryption.

UK surveillance law raises concerns security researchers could be ‘deputised’ by...

Could govt press-gang you into 'helping'? Provision in the UK's controversial surveillance laws create a potential means for the UK government to press-gang "any" UK computer expert into working with GCHQ.

Computer scientists and researchers are concerned about the provision - even though the consensus is that it is unlikely to be applied in practice because it would damage wider co-operation.…

IISP Launches New Skills Framework for Information Security Professionals

31 May 2017: The not-for-profit, Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) has launched a new version of its Skills Framework, which is widely accepted as the de-facto standard for measuring the knowledge, experience and competency of info...

Egenera Announces the Availability of Xterity Cloud Services on G-Cloud 9...

Wholesale managed cloud service now available on UK governmentrsquo;s latest G-Cloud framework to enable digital transformation needs in the UK public sectorBoxborough, Mass., – May 30, 2017 – Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel, today announced the availability of its Xterity Cloud Services on G-Cloud 9, the UK governmentrsquo;s latest G-Cloud framework.
In the UK, Xterity is hosted in Slough and Newcastle.G-Cloud 9 is available through a portal operated by... Source: RealWire

Consentric Permissions joins UK Government G-Cloud Framework

Addresses challenges arising from GDPR and the DE Act 2017.Helps public sector & non-profit organisations become GDPR compliant.Puts citizens in control of their permissions for data processing & sharing.Cloud-based service under Lot 2 Cloud Software on G-Cloud 9.UK public sector organisations can now procure MyLife Digitalrsquo;s trusted GDPR permissions management services through the G-Cloud framework on the Digital Marketplace.
In enabling public sector and non-profit organisations to achieve GDPR compliance, the Consentric Permissions service puts... Source: RealWire

BridgeHead Software accepted on G-Cloud 9 framework

ASHTEAD, UK – 25th May 2017 – BridgeHead Software, the leading healthcare data management provider, today announced that it has been accepted as a supplier on the latest version of the UK governmentrsquo;s public sector cloud procurement framework, G-Cloud 9.

The companyrsquo;s Independent Clinical Archive (ICA), HealthStoretrade;, is listed under the ‘Cloud Softwarersquo; lot, while its Professional Services for Healthcare Data Management are categorised as ‘Cloud Supportrsquo; on the ‘Digital Marketplacersquo;.BridgeHeadrsquo;s HealthStoretrade;, sometimes referred to... Source: RealWire

UKCloud Health Research Reveals Majority Of British Adults Concerned About Protection...

UKCloud Health survey reveals that 75% of British adults are concerned about the protection of their personal data, and think the UK government should prioritise working with UK businesses London – 22 May 2017 – UKCloud Health, the specialist healthcare division of UKCloud, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, has today announced the findings of an extensive survey* into the general publicrsquo;s stance on data protection.... Source: RealWire