All posts tagged "security"

  • Audit finds huge cyber skills gaps at US Department of Homeland Security

    Officials at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lack the data to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their cyber personnel and are more than two years late in

    • Posted October 7, 2019
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  • UK launches ‘edge computing’ centre

    A national centre of excellence covering the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘edge computing’ has been launched in London, bringing together academics from 11 UK universities, industry technologists and government

    • Posted April 2, 2019
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  • US threat to end security cooperation over Chinese telco

    The US government ramped-up pressure on European countries last week over security cooperation, urging them to stop using Huawei technology in their IT infrastructure or forego US intelligence. Secretary of

    • Posted February 26, 2019
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  • Should we put our trust in blockchain?

    Blockchains could validate people’s rights – but, misused, they could as easily steal them. David Whitehouse finds that building trust will be key to realising the technology’s potential Blockchain has

    • Posted November 6, 2018
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  • E-government progress hampered by digital divide, UN report finds

    Denmark, Australia and South Korea have come top in a biennial United Nations survey of countries’ progress in implementing e-government. The survey, by the UN Department of Economic and Social

    • Posted August 6, 2018
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  • US senators slam pension cuts as ‘draconian’

    Twenty-six senators have urged Office of Personnel Management director Jeff Pon to reverse his proposals to slash retirement benefits for current and future federal retirees. Pon proposed the changes to

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Trump appoints his first federal CIO

    US president Donald Trump has announced plans to appoint Ernst & Young principal Suzette Kent as the nation’s next chief information officer (CIO), the first permanent holder of that title

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Canadian unions warn of security risks from outsourced warship contracts

    Unions in Canada have warned the country’s prime minister Justin Trudeau that a “worrisome” trend of private sector outsourcing at the Department of National Defence (DND) could compromise national security.

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Global ransomware attack used info stolen from NSA, says Microsoft

    The head of Microsoft has called on governments to stop stockpiling software vulnerabilities, after claiming that Friday’s global cyber-attack exploited information stolen from the US National Security Agency. The ‘WannaCrypt’

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Calls for further EU security action as new measures signed into law

    The European parliament president signed a range of security measures into law on Wednesday, a day after a leaked document written by the European Commission’s security union taskforce revealed failings

    • Posted March 16, 2017
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