13 December 2018
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.Find out more
05 December 2018
IBM and Seagate have teamed-up in an effort to reduce product counterfeiting using blockchain and security technologies.
The project, which is designed to help manufacturers, integrators and business partners fight counterfeit hard drives, uses IBM’s cloud-based Blockchain Platform to authenticate the provenance of disk drive products.Find out more
30 November 2018
Most businesses do not wipe the data from IT equipment they have disposed of, despite GDPR legislation that came into effect earlier this year in May.
After polling 1,002 workers in full or part-time employment, value-added reseller Probrand found that 68 per cent of businesses risk falling foul of the legislation by not doing so. It also reveals that 70 per cent do not have an official process or protocol for disposing of obsolete IT equipment, while 66 per cent of staff wouldn’t even know who to approach in their company in order to correctly dispose of old or unusable equipment.Find out more
29 November 2018
Networks at higher education institutions are increasing in complexity which makes them more vulnerable to attack, according to new research by Infoblox.
For its Defending Networks at HigherLearning Institutions – Heroes Needed report, the managed network services provider surveyed 678 students, staff, and IT professionals from HE institutions in the US, UK and Germany.Find out more