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Government IT – has the war on waste stalled?

October 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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But all that changed, according to the government, when new controls on spending were introduced. Now it seems that the bad old days could be coming back with reports that one major department has a huge IT overspend. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37822750

Government breached personal data security 9,000 times in a year

September 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Personal data security was breached nearly 9,000 times by the government in a year, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The watchdog revealed the 17 largest departments recorded 8,995 data breaches in 2014-15 – but that only 14 were reported to the Information Commissioner (ICO). Whitehall departments can decide which personal data breaches to […]

Data security breached 9,000 times in government departments in just 1 year

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Personal data security was breached nearly 9,000 times in UK government departments in one year, according to a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The watchdog revealed the 17 largest departments recorded 8,995 data breaches in 2014-15, but that only 14 were reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). HM Revenue and Customs […]

Government data security slammed in new report

September 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The National Audit Office has issued a damning report of the UK government’s approach to digital security. The central teams and departments dedicated to protecting information were found to be operating without cohesion and governance. There are 73 teams and 1,600 staff across government with data security responsibilities. However there was a lack of awareness […]

Russia cyber attack: Large hack ‘hits government’

August 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A “professional” cyber attack has hit Russian government bodies, the country’s intelligence service says. A “cyber-spying virus” was found in the networks of about 20 organisations, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The report comes as Russia stands accused over data breaches involving the Democratic Party in the US. The Russian government has denied involvement […]

Microsoft sues US government over secret data requests

April 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft is suing the US government over the right to tell its users when federal agencies want access to private data. It says keeping access requests secret is against the US constitution, which states that individuals should be made aware if the government searches or seizes their property. Microsoft said 5,624 requests for data were […]

Twitter warns of government ‘hacking’

December 14th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by “state-sponsored actors”. It is the first time that the social media company has issued such a warning. Twitter emailed users to say that the hackers may have sought their email or IP addresses, or phone numbers, which it […]

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