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Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government
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ransomware

Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government

It has urged citizens to go out onto the streets to demand their government pays the ransomware demand
17 May 2022
UK plan to abandon big tech regulator powers “makes no sense”
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Policy & legislation

UK plan to abandon big tech regulator powers “makes no sense”

The government will reportedly not give any statutory powers to the Digital Markets Unit, meaning it won’t be able to set any rules or impose fines on…
3 May 2022
How governments can build resilience in a new normal
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Whitepaper

How governments can build resilience in a new normal

The cloud enables the flexibility public organisations need to overcome disruption
27 Apr 2022
Google Cloud wins tender with Israeli judiciary
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Cloud

Google Cloud wins tender with Israeli judiciary

After winning the Project Nimbus tender with the Israeli government last year, the Rabbinical Court will also use the tech giant’s cloud platform
12 Apr 2022
Government launches £12 million grant to boost startup growth
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Government launches £12 million grant to boost startup growth

A key focus of the funding will be improving regional support networks for startups
11 Apr 2022
£150 million loan scheme launched for innovative SMBs
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SMB

£150 million loan scheme launched for innovative SMBs

Businesses in cutting-edge industries can apply for government-backed loans of up to £2 million
10 Mar 2022
Most public sector leaders think their data infrastructure is not fit for purpose
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Most public sector leaders think their data infrastructure is not fit for purpose

Report reveals that the majority will maintain or grow their cloud expenditure, with 53% expecting to increase usage, over the next 12 months
2 Mar 2022
Government reportedly abandons plans for UK Silicon Valley
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Policy & legislation

Government reportedly abandons plans for UK Silicon Valley

The project to link Oxford and Cambridge together to create a technological powerhouse has reportedly been deprioritised
1 Mar 2022
Employee surveillance tech risks “spiralling out of control”, TUC warns
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Policy & legislation

Employee surveillance tech risks “spiralling out of control”, TUC warns

The union body warns use of monitoring technologies could lead to widespread discrimination and unfair treatment.
28 Feb 2022
Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'
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Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'

A leading trade association says proposed alterations will make the legislation more generic and create barriers to growth
25 Feb 2022
Foreign Office hit by “serious cyber security incident”
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cyber attacks

Foreign Office hit by “serious cyber security incident”

The department sought urgent assistance from its security contractor in light of the "emergency"
9 Feb 2022
MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021
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MoD reported seven data incidents to the ICO between 2020 and 2021

More than 4,000 people were affected according to the department's Annual Report and Accounts
31 Jan 2022
UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership

The partnership will see the two nations form a comprehensive strategy to share data that aligns with both domestic data sharing and protection framew…
9 Dec 2021
Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard
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Industry "delighted" with UK's 'landmark' anti-bias AI standard

The algorithmic transparency standard will now enter a pilot scheme to be scrutinised to a greater degree
30 Nov 2021
Practicality of UK government’s cyber bill criticised by industry experts
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Practicality of UK government’s cyber bill criticised by industry experts

The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill falls short in several key areas
26 Nov 2021
NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021
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NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021

The GCHQ's cyber arm says 20% of cyber attacks this year targeted the health sector and key organisations involved in the vaccine rollout
17 Nov 2021
US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware
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US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware

COSEINC and Positive Technologies were also blocked by the government
5 Nov 2021
Counting the consequences of cyber attacks
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Counting the consequences of cyber attacks

How can governments respond to the growing risk of online attacks by hostile nations?
5 Nov 2021
30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments
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30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments

Virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative meeting at White House lays out plans
15 Oct 2021
Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections
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Policy & legislation

Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections

Platforms would be liable for knowingly promoting harmful content under bill
14 Oct 2021
Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme
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Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme

Ontario resident laundered cash for North Korea from bank heists and BEC scams
10 Sep 2021
HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA
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HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA

HPE will provide scalable on-premises computing to the NSA using Greenlake
1 Sep 2021
State Department reportedly suffers a cyber attack
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hacking

State Department reportedly suffers a cyber attack

Details of the hack are still developing
23 Aug 2021