Police halts work with forensics firm

24 June 2019

The cyber attack could impact court cases

The cyber attack could impact court cases

UK police have stopped work with Eurofins Forensic Services following a cyber-attack on the firm.

The hiatus has led to delays in forensic testing, which could impact on court cases. Eurofins, the largest private forensic company in the country, carries out DNA testing, toxicology analysis, firearms testing and computer forensics for police forces across the UK.

Its parent company, Eurofins, suffered a ransomware attack on June 1st or 2nd, which is under criminal investigation.

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SSE Telecoms signs strategic deal with CityFibre

20 June 2019

Colin Sempill

Colin Sempill

Business connectivity provider SSE Telecoms and fibre optic network business Cityfibre have signed a new strategic partnership, which extends their existing relationship by allowing both sides to exploit each other’s networks and services.

SSE currently operates a 12,000km+ long fibre optic and ethernet network across the UK, while Cityfibre’s dark fibre and FTTP broadband services are present t in over 50 towns and cities. The company is also rolling out a new 1Gbps FTTH ISP network to reach five million homes by 2025.

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Campaigners call for sale of data centre home to be reversed

20 June 2019

Richards

Richards

Campaigners have called for plans to sell the Cambridgeshire County Council headquarters, Shire Hall, to be stopped after it was revealed moving the data centre out of the historic building could cost north of £6.8 million.

That figure is in additon to the £20 million the council already expects the move to the new headquarters in Alconbury Weald will cost.

 

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Charity sector way behind digitally - survey

18 June 2019

Margot James

Margot James

A survey of the digital landscape across the charity sector has revealed that charities are way behind with regards to digitisation.

Charity Digital Skills Report 2019, a survey of the digital skills landscape across the third sector in the UK, revealed that over half of the respondents (52%) admitted to not even having a digital strategy in place.

 

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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

Feature, page 10-13

Mobile Operator awarded £21m three-year contract

Police Scotland's mobile future

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