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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IBM and Seagate use blockchain to help combat counterfeit hard drives

05 December 2018

The new system uses an IBM platform based on the Linux Foundation’s distributed ledger framework.

The new system uses an IBM platform based on the Linux Foundation’s distributed ledger framework.

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. 

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Businesses need clearer memories before disposing of old IT

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.

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HE networks “more challenging” to manage

29 November 2018

Which of the following devices do you own and use on campus?

The study found that compared to two years ago, there is now a “significant” number of new IoT devices used on campus networks.

Which of the following devices do you own and use on campus?

The study found that compared to two years ago, there is now a “significant” number of new IoT devices used on campus networks.

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.

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