Councils urged to adopt NHS information governance assessment toolkit to aid health and social care collaboration
Local authorities should adopt the NHS assessment tool for information governance in order to ease collaboration with health bodies, according to Socitm.
Local authority spending on CCTV has reduced significantly over the past four years, but a report suggests technology is opening up new avenues for surveillance
A new tool has been developed to give public-sector workers more confidence that the e-mails they send and receive are secure
A new UK-Israeli partnership will work on protecting cyber-physical technology from hackers, Cabinet Office minster Matt Hancock has announced.
Kent County Council (KCC) has been advised to improve its data protection training after an audit revealed that only 65% of staff had received mandatory coaching.
Scottish small businesses are the least likely of any across the UK to have taken steps to protect their data, according to new research.
CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, has announced the first group of firms to be certified under its new Certified Cyber Security Consultancy scheme.
Four Scottish councils have been subject to ransomware attacks in the past year, with councils considered targets for cyber attacks by foreign government intelligence agencies, according to one Scottish authority.
Socitm has called on the UK government to include local authorities in the development of the government's National Cybersecurity Strategy.
Email systems are back up and running at Norfolk County Council following an outage that prevented some staff from sending and receiving messages. The authority denies hackers were to blame for tech troubles.
In the wake of last week’s ransomware attack on Lincolnshire County Council, Des Ward looks how public bodies should respond.
A new report has found that more than half of data breaches in the UK public sector are caused by human error.
The EU and US have reached a deal to replace regulations covering how data from European Union countries is processed by US organisations.
Computer systems at Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) are up and running after a major cyber attack forced the closure of the entire network last week.
Scotland’s public sector is “scrambling” to stay on top of growing demands for improved digital infrastructure, a head of IT within the NHS has warned.
A proposed data sharing body for public bodies across Greater Manchester will adopt a “federated data” model, rather than collating residents’ personal information on a single database.
Nicky Stewart says public sector bodies and their suppliers must put measures in place to avoid large fines for data breaches.
Government should trial the use of technology that underpins the cryptocurrency Bitcoin to make welfare payments and protect cyber-infrastructure, according to a report published today by Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific adviser to the government.
The European Parliament’s internal market committee has backed calls to introduce measures ensuring that businesses supplying essential services improve their ability to resist cyberattacks.
Public bodies may not be able to escape fines of up to 4% of turnover set to be introduced under new European data protection rules.
Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, has signed up to speak at Socitm’s Spring conference.