Government formally unveils annual independent cyber audits for all departments

Ministerial announcement follows initial examinations of Home Office and business department earlier this year The

Three ‘working closely with government’ after many users fail to receive emergency alert

Cabinet Office claims that ‘vast majority of compatible phones’ received test message The Three mobile

HMRC ramps up crypto crime capabilities with £850k software tool

Tax agency acquires software to help ‘keep pace with new developments’ HM Revenue and Customs

Former tech minister warns Online Safety Bill could weaken apps’ cyber protection

Lord Kamall raises concerns over use of client-side scanning technology A former government minister has

‘Team captain for the UK’s cybersecurity’ – NCSC offers £200k in hunt for tech chief

Cyber intelligence agency recruits for chief technology officer The National Cyber Security Centre is offering

Capita admits possible compromise of customer data during cyberattack

Attackers had unauthorised access for nine days, outsourcing firm announces Major government supplier Capita has

DWP doubles value of Microsoft licensing arrangement with £250m deal

Department retains IT reseller Softcat as provider of core software systems The Department for Work

Government recruitment regulator in talks over greater independence

Civil Service Commission wishes to create distance from the Cabinet Office – which it has

Government creates Smart Data Council to target citizens’ monthly bills

Numerous departments and industry groups to take part in initiative aiming to eliminate £1,000-a-year ‘loyalty

Scottish courts deploy VR to help prepare witnesses

Tech headsets will be used to enable those giving evidence to experience a virtual environment

Levelling Up department seeks digital bigwig to spearhead Wolverhampton office

Roles offers salary of £120k and chance to be most senior official in West Midlands

Home Office signs £8.5m deal to expand use of immigration casework prioritisation tool

Technology is also set to be used to prioritise workloads in other areas of departmental

Reform recommendations urge externally recruited CEOs for all departments

Think tank report also calls for easier movement between ministries – which flies in the

EXCL: Cabinet Office launches £12m project to move all data and users from Google to Microsoft

Department to develop single internal infrastructure that will replace two incumbent platforms The Cabinet Office

Government targets full 5G for all 2030

Minister reveals £150m package to support research and uptake The government has set a target

GCHQ appoints first female leader

Anne Keast-Butler named as new boss of intelligence and cyber agency GCHQ is set to

WhatsApp and private email banned for government use at higher security tiers

Officials are warned that, if they choose to use non-corporate channels, they must ‘be prepared

Scottish Government and NHS announce partnership to test new tech

Programme to support SME growth will work with health test bed initiative The Scottish Government’s
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