Cabinet Office bemoans lack of women in cyber security sector

17 July 2019

The Cabinet Office in Westminster, London, UK

The Cabinet Office in Westminster, London, UK

The UK Cabinet Office said women are still under-represented in the cyber security sector despite a “record number of schoolgirls making digital waves”.

In an address at the Women in Security Network conference June 18th, minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington said that more needed to be done to create opportunities for females in the cyber security space.

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UKFast launches service to combat phishing attacks

09 July 2019

UKFast HQ

UKFast HQ

 

Hosting specialist UKFast has launched 'Phishing as a Service', a new platform to help enterprises defend against attacks through specifically designed testing and education.

It allows employers to launch pre-built phishing campaigns to specific employees, departments or a geographic locations.

What is more, the campaigns replicate some of the most commonly seen and most successful phishing attacks, including fake emails from huge organisations like Twitter and PayPal, down to individuals working at the actual company.

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UK universities recognised for cyber security excellence

01 July 2019

De Montfort University campus centre

De Montfort University campus centre

 

Two UK universities have been added to the growing list of Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR).

The two new centres at De Montfort University in Leicester and Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne were recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as having first class research capabilities.

Their strengths include improving our approaches to help people better understand how to protect themselves online, and developing new technologies to protect critical infrastructure like telecommunications.

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'Cloud is now default for databases'

01 July 2019

Cloud is the new default, says Gartner

Cloud is the new default, says Gartner

Database management system (DBMS) growth is happening more on the cloud services side than on the traditional "on-premises" side, a new report has revealed.

The Future of the DBMS Is Cloud by research and analyst firm Gartner found that overall, the DBMS market grew 18.4% from 2017 to 2018 to reach US$46.1bn. However, 68% of that growth came on the cloud services side.

 

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