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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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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Secarma appoints ex-military ethical hacker as technical director

13 June 2019

Williams is ex-military

Williams is ex-military

Cybersecurity firm Secarma has named an ex-military cybersecurity expert Holly Williams as technical director, in a bid to bolster its growing cloud security division.

The board-level role will Williams head up the technical development and direction of the company’s 40-strong team of penetration testers and senior management.
She previously served for five years as a site security officer with the British armed forces, overseeing the installation, maintenance and decommissioning of secure communications systems, including a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.

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MI5 'unlawfully' handled bulk surveillance data

13 June 2019

MI5 in the dock

MI5 in the dock

MI5 has been accused of breaking the law by storing vast volumes of private data without proper protections.

Papers released by the High Court suggest the security agency tried to mitigate the problem but coud not because "the task...was too large".

 

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