Fraud, Risk and Governance
With less than six months until new data-protection law is introduced, PublicTechnology hears from regulators and data professionals across central and local government about what they see as the major challenges facing them between now and 25 May
Report also slams lack of action from Amazon and eBay
All 28 EU member states plus the four EFTA countries gathered in Estonia capital to agree deal to work together to drive digital-government policy
New chair of Treasury Select Committee Nicky Morgan requests performance data
A motion to appoint lawyer Daren Fitzhenry is to be put before the Scottish Parliament
Joe Kim of SolarWinds looks at what government IT pros can expect from hybrid IT, and whether implementing it will provide any benefits
A fresh look at data protection and backup best practice, particularly when it comes to ransomware.
"At the end of the day, the services are all the same, so if you’re doing bins from Shetland to Glasgow to the Borders, we all do similar services"
Fear around GDPR is being "hyped up by companies trying to sell solutions".
Data protection legislation commitment survives Tory cull of manifesto promises
Des Ward, information governance director at Innopsis, reflects on the real story behind the WannaCry cyber-attack.
Watchdog looks for international input on new regulatory landscape
Bradford Council will work with local digital innovation centre and businesses to pre-empt cyber attacks
With the cyber threat shifting its focus to sabotage rather than data theft, many of the defences deployed by public sector organisations will have to be adapted for the new world
New threats require the sort of joint civilian and military planning that was common in the Cold War – but with a focus on cyber rather than nuclear, says Jennifer Cole of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Council knew about vulnerability for months prior to attacker gaining access to emails
Cloud Industry Forum finds widespread confusion and degree of apathy among UK organisations in regards to GDPR
Grants of up to £100,000 available for eligible organisations
Benefit fraud is worse than ever. Gary Pettengell asks if new technology is helping?
Audit Scotland, the independent body responsible for auditing most of Scotland’s public organisations, has released a new report detailing five key principles that public bodies should use to deliver digital projects.
Government should look ‘very seriously’ at investing more in both cyber security and training, as investigation - and finger-pointing - over WannaCry continue
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.