The UK government's much-trailed National Cyber Security Centre has opened for business, with new headquarters to be established in an office development in Victoria, London.
The Secret Intelligence Service MI6 is reported to be recruiting almost 1,000 new staff in response to rapid changes in technology and increasing amounts of digital information.
The UK has to take a more proactive approach to cyber security to cope with increasingly digitised systems and the growing digital economy, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre has said.
The Ministry of Defence is moving its data from its secure networks to the cloud, as Microsoft today opens its first UK data centres.
A government-ordered review of the Investigatory Powers Bill has supported the security services’ need to harvest data to fight terrorism, but called for the creation of a new expert advisory panel to keep watchdog commissioners and the home secretary up to date on technology
The influential group of European Union data controllers has said it is still concerned about the final version of the Privacy Shield agreement between the EU and US, but will allow it to run unchallenged for one year.
The Home Office has merged its technology and digital units to form Home Office Digital, Data and Technology.
The Home Office is seeking a director of borders IT to oversee all technology and IT staff working on border controls.
A data-sharing initiative across Scottish public bodies has found fraud and error costs worth almost £17 million since 2014.
The Singapore government has moved to prevent officials from accessing the internet on devices that have access to civilian data. Vishanth Weerakkody, professor of digital governance at Brunel University, says it is not the retrograde step some think it is.
The government is being urged to involve local authorities in the development of the UK National Cyber Security Centre to ensure councils are not left behind in the push for increased cyber security.
Just 36% of respondents to an Information Commissioner’s Office survey said they trusted government departments with their information.
A leaked document allegedly from whistleblower Edward Snowden has detailed MI5’s struggle to keep pace with the amount of data it was generating at the start of the decade.
As IT security evolves, employees must be kept in the loop about how to keep themselves and their organisations secure, says Joel Dolisy, CIO, SolarWinds
Application management services provider Accenture has been awarded a five-year contract to help the Metropolitan Police increase its use of digital technologies.
The chief constable of Wiltshire has agreed to implement a series of data-protection improvements after a probe by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has agreed a five-year support and maintenance contract for its information-management system.
Drones can offer the public sector a treasure trove of data: we can't just view them as a threat from the skies
Cranfield University expert Dr Monica Rivas Casaldo says drones offer the public sector huge potential to collect vital environmental data that shouldn't be overshadowed by a failure to regulate for their misuse.
Councils will be prevented from looking at people’s internet history under the just-published Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, it has emerged.
A report published by the Cabinet Office on the under-use of publicly-owned telecommunications and digital infrastructure highlights how Government plans to make better use of its capacity to improve connectivity and prevent public sector duplication.