24 June 2019
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.Find out more
20 June 2019
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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17 June 2019
Markel, the SME-focused insurance provider, has launched a solution aimed at start-ups, new and established SMEs within the technology, IT and communications and medical technology market.
MarkelTech will provide a range of covers specific to the target space and includes legal cover, asset protection and business interruption, the company said.
“The UK’s technology sector is worth £184 billion, and generates an annual GWP of £150m for the insurance industry,” said Markel UK sales and marketing director, Nic Brown. “We’re setting out substantial growth ambitions with this product launch. “There are thousands of businesses in this sector who require insurance coverage that is relevant to their unique circumstances and many are not getting the cover they need.”Find out more
13 June 2019
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.