Governments must start taking cyber security as seriously as physical military security, according to Microsoft’s president, in the wake of the attack which affected the NHS on Friday.
Lydia Drumright argues for a more accurate common language will help boost public trust
Latest attack analysis from Dimension Data shows 14% of all cyber attacks were on the public sector - putting it at the top of the most attacked sectors list for the first time
Last week’s local elections saw a swing to the Conservatives, with a few successes for Labour in the city mayoral polls. But, if the political landscape has shifted, David Walker says it remains to be seen if local government tech will move beyond business as usual.
Scoping exercise launched for an organisation to cut down duplication and add value to a tech ecosystem that ‘drifts too readily’ towards tech solutions in search of problems
ICO slams police force for ‘cavalier’ attitude to data after unencrypted interview footage goes missing
Greater Manchester Police slapped with £150,000 fine from data protection watchdog for failing to protect sensitive footage of interviews with victims of violent crimes
Kent council’s Twitter feed claimed to have been ‘taken over by the citizens of Medway’, announcing end to parking restrictions and council tax
HMRC, Crown Commercial Service and Whitehall’s use of data come under fire in Meg Hillier’s annual report
Election 2017: Party manifestos urged to focus on IT systems for Brexit and championing digital leadership
As parliament dissolves and the date of the poll marches closer, parties of all colours are working up their manifestos. Rebecca Hill asks what they could, or should, have in store for tech.
Shake-up at top of Government Digital Service becomes more apparent as former director of digital engagement Wendy Coello announces new role at the Co-op
Eduserv report finds that just 3% of local government HR leaders rate digital literacy of frontline staff as ‘good’ - and that traditional, formal training programmes might not be the best option
G-Cloud contract term to be extended from two to four years as Socitm president says Crown Commercial Service “is really listening” to local government
David Norgrove writes to ask parties to make sure their campaign materials don’t mislead the public
2016 State of Policing report calls for a single decision-making mechanism for ICT to bring forces into the technological age after years of isolationism and protectionism
Westminster and Whitehall face scramble to pass legislation and policies before parliament dissolves in two weeks, says Institute for Government
Almost half of UK businesses hit by cyber attacks in the past year - but research shows lack of awareness in government guidance
The prime minister’s announcement of a general election on 8 June comes as influential House of Commons committee urges thorough stress-testing of Register to Vote website
MPs slam government for lack of clear technical leadership and contingency planning to deal with website collapse
Department to replace enterprise resource planning system, business intelligence tool and payroll system with integrated cloud-based system called Metis
GovStart programme gives small companies the chance to learn from GDS leaders past and present and access part of £320bn global market
Alex Holmes announced that he is to become deputy director of cyber security at the department