DDoS cyber atacks could cost UK economy £1bn every year - report

16 April 2019

Almost half the companies surveyed said they had experienced an outage of 30 minutes or more

Almost half the companies surveyed said they had experienced an outage of 30 minutes or more

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks are having a bigger impact on UK businesses than ever before and could cost the UK economy more than £1 billion every year, according to a new study.

The 14th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), published by US-headquartered security and assurance solutions specialist Netscout, revealed that in 2018, 91 per cent of the UK businesses surveyed said they had experienced a DDoS attack, which infects a network and blocks users from accessing it for often long periods of time.

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Telent’s new solution to save police millions each year

16 April 2019

Technology and network services giant Telent has launched a new digital evidence management product designed to save police services millions of pounds a year.

It provides 100 per cent UK sovereignty of the storage of digital evidence with all data encrypted - all held securely on Telent’s public services network (PSN) accredited and UK-based cloud platform.

 

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Scottish charity in IoT and tech drive

15 April 2019

Kraig Brown, partnerships and development manager for Digital Xtra Fund and Kate Forbes, minister for public finance and digital economy, with pupils from Anderston Primary School in Glasgow

Kraig Brown, partnerships and development manager for Digital Xtra Fund and Kate Forbes, minister for public finance and digital economy, with pupils from Anderston Primary School in Glasgow

A business-backed fund to find the next generation of technology and digital experts in Scotland has been doubled from £50,000 to £100,000.

Digital Xtra Fund is a Scottish charity which supports IT initiatives that encourage young Scots to consider careers in digital technologies and close the digital skills gap.

This year’s funds will support 22 computing projects across the country, ranging from IoT to app development. The fund has distributed £550,000 in support of 55 initiatives, engaging more than 20,000 young people across the country.

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GDPR authors set out new rules for children's privacy

15 April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has unveiled new guidelines for online services aimed at protecting minors online.

The new document, Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services, sets out 16 ‘standards’ for age-appropriate design.

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Round up of DCIM & advise

Centre your data

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How to ensure best ROI for spend decision

The True cost of data

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Mobile Operator awarded £21m three-year contract

Police Scotland's mobile future

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