Inside DWP’s digital coronavirus response – APIs, reuse and micro-services

28 July 2020

In the face of huge demand for its services, the DWP was able to call on a library of reusable tools, the department’s integration lead Jacqui Leggetter tells PublicTechnology

‘We are a British company with only British datacentres – and a commitment to pay our taxes’

24 July 2020

UKCloud has joined the major cloud players in signing a public-sector wide agreement. The firm’s CEO Simon Hansford tells PublicTechnology why it’s important for government to have choice.

Coronavirus has been a boon for cybercriminals

9 July 2020

Fake online shops, malware, phishing emails and ransomware attacks on hospitals have been among the scams perpetrated by bad actors during the pandemic

How secure is government and should we have a right to know?

8 July 2020

In a lengthy attempt to find out about the security of government’s software systems, PublicTechnology finds a very uneven approach to transparency and what constitutes sensitive information

How big is the UK’s cyber skills gap?

7 July 2020

A major government-commissioned study found that about half of UK organisations are lacking basic security skills. PublicTechnology talks to the researchers behind it to find out where the skills gaps are and how they can filled

The fog of cyberwar

6 July 2020

For governments and armed forces around the world, the digital domain has become a potential battlefield. But this new realm of warfare brings with it many ethical and legal complications. PublicTechnology talks to digital ethics expert Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo to find out more.

How Bradford Council has worked to keep tourism alive with virtual visits

31 July 2020

Ahead of Yorkshire Day tomorrow – and as the city re-enters localised restrictions – we hear from the authority’s VisitBradford tourism chief Rachel Oxborough about how it has used online engagement to keep in touch with visitors and residents in recent months 

Videoconferencing can benefit the NHS and patients long after coronavirus

21 July 2020

The pandemic has provided a pressing use case for remote consultations but, according to Rowan Pritchard Jones of St Helens and Knowsley NHS trust, the technology has a lot to offer in the long term

Letter from Australia: how the government got serious on cybersecurity

10 July 2020

CyberArk, our sponsor for PublicTechnology Cyber Week, writes about how industry and government are working together to meet Australia’s cyber challenges

NHS Digital on how its Secure Boundary is protecting trusts from cyberthreats

9 July 2020

The perimeter security programme is already protecting thousands of NHS services and wants to work with more trusts, according to Rosie Underwood

How Brexit Britain could become a surveillance state

8 July 2020

The UK has tended to only introduce data-protection laws in conjunction with EU legislation and, according to Ray Walsh from ProPrivacy, the post-Brexit world may see the country prioritise authorities’ access to personal data over citizens' right to privacy

Fewer frameworks and more ministerial muscle – how government can make good on its SME agenda

2 July 2020

The results of techUK’s annual GovTech SME Survey suggest the Digital Marketplace has made a positive impact on access to the public sector tech market but, according to Henry Rex, there are barriers still to be overcome