18 July 2017
Greater friction around data transfers between the UK and EU following Brexit could present a non-tariff trade barrier, warns a House of Lords committee.
The government has said that it wants to secure “unhindered” and “uninterrupted” data flows between the UK and the EU post-Brexit.
It believes this will facilitate trade and cooperation in law enforcement, both of which rely on shared standards of data protection.
But a House of Lords EU Home Affairs sub-committee is warning that if the government’s objectives are not achieved, the UK could be put at a “competitive disadvantage”.Find out more
14 July 2017
A large proportion of businesses fail to adequately protect their networks from the potential threat posed by ex-employees, says a new study by OneLogin.
According to the identity management provider’s research, IT decision makers are aware that 58 per cent of former employees still can access the corporate network.
It also reveals that nearly a quarter of UK businesses have experienced data breaches by ex-employees.Find out more
12 July 2017
The Hillcrest Group of Companies is updating its desktop infrastructure with IGEL’s thin client system.
The deployment aims to provide an easy to manage, affordable, reliable and multimedia-ready solution for 800 staff working across the group’s 50 sites in Scotland.
The project will see the replacement of existing Axel thin client devices as they reach end-of-life with IGEL’s IZ series zero clients. It is already more than 70 per cent complete with over 200 Intel Atom-powered IGEL terminals now installed.Find out more
11 July 2017
While initial investment in technology such as firewalls and antivirus protection is ‘good housekeeping’, firms should avoid throwing money away on IT security products as a knee-jerk reaction, according to a new report from BT and KPMG.
And in separate news, the IISP warns businesses against going down the wrong track in their rush to skill-up through training.Find out more
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