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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BA faces £183m fine for data breach

08 July 2019

British Airways (BA) was today hit with a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems.

It is the equivalent of 1.5% of BA's global turnover for the financial year ending December 31st.

The airline, owned by IAG, says it is "surprised and disappointed" by the penalty from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a "sophisticated, malicious criminal attack" on its website.

It is the biggest penalty the ICO has handed out and the first to be made public under new rules.

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CSPs need to radically change – study

28 June 2019

Angus Ward

Angus Ward

A new study of enterprises’ attitudes to purchasing IT services has found that unless telecom firms radically change their approach and become more open, innovative and collaborative they will miss out on a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity.

New research conducted by BearingPoint//Beyond validates the multi-trillion-dollar enterprise ICT sales opportunity facing communication service providers (CSPs). The study, which surveyed 250 decision makers in enterprises spanning Europe, Asia and the USA, found that 97% of businesses were willing to purchase ICT services from them.

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GCHQ chief calls for ‘national effort’ to boost UK cyber security

27 June 2019

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Cheltenham

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Cheltenham

The head of GCHQ has made the case for a “genuinely national effort” to help improve the UK’s cyber security.

Director Jeremy Fleming stressed the need for continued and increasing collaboration between government, academia and industry partners in the UK and abroad when he made a keynote speech in Scotland last month.

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