Leaving the EU without a deal – data protection advice from the Government

13 December 2018

The DCMS advises UK businesses who operate internationally to take early action as changes may take time to implement.

The DCMS advises UK businesses who operate internationally to take early action as changes may take time to implement.

The government has issued guidance about data protection in the event of a ‘hard’ Brexit. 

An online notice published on 13 December by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said: “In the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal, UK businesses will need to ensure they continue to be compliant with data protection law. 

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SAINTS aims to use space data to solve real-world problems

11 December 2018

A new programme has been launched to use data gathered from satellites and Earth-based sensors to help resolve some of society’s big challenges.

The Situational Awareness Information National Technology Service (SAINTS) will bring together experts from business, universities and the public sector who will use AI to combine travel, business and satellite data to come up with solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems, traffic congestion to border security issues. 

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IT teams leave staff to install their own security updates

11 December 2018

More than a third of IT teams leave it up to individual employees to install updates on their work devices and machines, according to Kollective.

For its State of Software Distribution report, the content delivery specialist surveyed 260 IT managers, leaders and decision makers in the UK and US.

It reveals that bandwidth issues and poor IT infrastructure have resulted in a number of large enterprises relying on individual employees to keep their systems up-to-date and secure.

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USB devices “significant threat” to industry

11 December 2018

Of the 50 industrial locations studied, Honeywell found that nearly half faced threats from removable USB media devices.

Of the 50 industrial locations studied, nearly half faced threats from removable USB media devices.

Removable USB media devices such as flash drives pose a significant and intentional cyber security threat to a wide array of industrial process control networks, according to Honeywell.

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Feature

Connecting the countryside: how networks are reaching remote and rural communities.

pp10-13, Nov 2018 issue

News

Industrial facilities face "significant" threat from USB devices, says Honeywell.

p2, Nov 2018 issue

Case studies

How Xaverian College recovered from fire, thanks to backup from Scale Computing.

Real world networks, p8, Nov 18 issue