Leading education institutions adopt Jisc’s Vulnerability Assessment Service to manage cyber attack risks

11 August 2017

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Using VAS, institutions of all sizes can detect and manage weaknesses in their network infrastructures.

Jisc – the provider of digital solutions for UK education and research establishments – says several “leading” institutions have now adopted its Vulnerability Assessment Service (VAS) since the framework was launched in April 2016. 

The service is designed to enable institutions of all sizes to detect and manage weaknesses in their infrastructures including servers, endpoints, network and perimeter security equipment. 

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Lincolnshire healthcare organisations save over £100,000 annually with secure access upgrade

11 August 2017

The new unified remote access service serves more than 2,000 users at 111 sites spread across the county.

The new unified remote access service serves more than 2,000 users at 111 sites spread across the county.

All of the NHS operating groups in Lincolnshire have moved from an expensive legacy remote access solution to a new platform provided by ANSecurity.

It’s claimed the migration has “dramatically” reduced licencing costs, improved access to more sites across a wider range of devices, and simplified management requirements.

The transformational implementation in late 2016 was delivered by ANSecurity for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust as a multi-phase project to redesign parts of its core infrastructure to improve the flexibility of its secure remote access and reduce costs. 

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New bill to bring EU’s General Data Protection Regulation into UK law

07 August 2017

The ICO will be given more power and issue higher fines. Graph shows fines issued so far by the commissioner under the Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulations.

The ICO will be given more power and issue higher fines. Graph shows fines issued so far by the commissioner under the Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulations.

The government has committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill. 

Under the plans outlined in a statement of intent published today, individuals will have more control over their data by having the right to be forgotten and ask for their personal data to be erased.

This will also mean that people can ask social media channels to delete information they posted in their childhood. 

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Lords committee warns of barrier to trade and security if data transfers are hindered post-Brexit

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”. 

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