In response to today’s 14:30 “internet and privacy” debate in Westminster Hall, security expert Eddy Willems, Security Evangelist for antivirus software pioneer G Data, has called for the UK to appoint a home internet-security tsar. Such a person would be tasked with educating home computer users about the risks of malware and home internet security.
The internet is worth £100bn annually to the UK economy, comprising 7.2% of the gross domestic product, which is expected to reach 10% within five years, according to a survey commissioned by Google.
Virgin will roll out its superfast 100Mb broadband service from December onwards, with pre-registration to sign up for the super-fast network already being accepted.
The government’s revival of a multibillion pound plan for communications companies to store data on UK emails, web traffic and phone calls has been criticised by the Information Commissioner.
The world’s future battlegrounds will be in cyberspace warns Mark Mason, CEO of smartphone app developer Mubaloo, and the British media seem to be treating the threat as a big joke.
The Prime Minister has pledged to spend £650 million, over the next four years, on managing the risks associated with cyberspace.
Brits are predicted to spend £6.4 bn in December, up from £5.5 billion last year, but will be looking to spread the costs in times of economic uncertainty, according to a new study.
Terrorism and attacks on computer networks are among the biggest threats to the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said ahead of the publication of a new National Security Strategy. Rob Cotton, CEO of the UK’s largest information assurance company, NCC Group plc, backs the home secretary’s comments that cyber crime is a “growing” danger, … [Read more…]
Greater Manchester Police have completed a Twitter hashtag campaign, as a means of protesting Government cutbacks by revealing the sheer number of incidents they face in a single day.
A new travel portal, borne out of a two-year university consultancy project, has launched exclusively for organisations and employees within the public sector in the UK and Ireland.