Government

Councils are not ‘wasting millions’ by ignoring G-Cloud, claims Socitm

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Socitm hits back at Bull Information Systems' suggestion that G-Cloud is always the most cost-effective option
06 Jun 2014

Government launches Cyber Essentials Scheme

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CESG and CREST to work together to vet public-sector suppliers
05 Jun 2014

North-eastern promise: an interview with Durham County Council's head of ICT

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In an area with above average unemployment, how can ICT be used to better serve the public and enrich their futures? Durham County Council head of IT services Phil Jackman is rising to this challenge
04 Jun 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

SMEs receive just 30 per cent of government's £2.3m Digital Services framework spend

Framework was developed to give government easy access to suppliers of "all sizes"
29 May 2014

China bans government use of Windows 8

Chinese government does not want to rely on a foreign operating system, and is instead developing its own
20 May 2014

German government will no longer deal with companies who give data to NSA

Meanwhile, Harvard and MIT students devise 'NSA-proof' email service
19 May 2014

Francis Maude claims G-Cloud procurement spend now over £175m

Cabinet Office minister tells Public Sector Show that over half of sales are going to SMEs.
14 May 2014

NSA’s new chief: Foreign governments' behaviour has changed since Snowden leaks

Only a small proportion of leaks have anything to do with privacy issues, claims Mike Rodgers
13 May 2014

Open source has failed to catch on with local government - report

Local Government Information Unit claims open source is not cheaper or simpler, it's just "different"
12 May 2014

'Private' electoral roll data sold to junk mail company after software error

Series of leaks of 'private' electoral register data believed in one-in-four local authorities
09 May 2014

HM Treasury opts for NTT Data to provide IT services

Deal could be worth up to £250m, according to tender notice
08 May 2014

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council in £1.5m shared services deal with Civica

Agreement designed to make authorities more efficient by digitising services and cutting costs
07 May 2014

Building public trust: an interview with Hampshire council CIO Jos Creese

Jos Creese explains that the public sector’s reputation for playing fast and loose with sensitive public data is unfair and hampering its ability to deliver optimal services. Stuart Sumner hears why attitudes need to change
02 May 2014

Infosec 2014: What did we learn?

Join Computing staff for a discussion on our main takehomes from this year's conference
02 May 2014

FBI bigwig pleads for help from ISPs in fight against cyber crime

No mention of Prism surveilance as G-man appeals to industry for help in securing data access
30 Apr 2014

UK organisations second most targeted by APTs in Europe, according to FireEye study

Number of unique infections more than tripled from January to December 2013, FireEye study finds
30 Apr 2014

Infosec 2014: Europe has “completely failed” at producing web companies so cannot complain about US spying

"It's easy to blame the USA for treating the EU as a colony" says F-Secure’s Hypponen
30 Apr 2014

“Each time we look at open source, Microsoft is cheaper” says local government CIO

Jos Creese, CIO for Hampshire County Council, explains why local and central government often procure proprietary software over open source, and large integrators over SMEs
29 Apr 2014

Government makes children's data available to private companies

Details such as gender, ethnicity and eligibility for free school meals to be accessible to researchers and third-party organisations
28 Apr 2014

Crown Commercial Service wants specialist supply base for public bodies

Supply base will provide more services and expertise than generalist suppliers, claims CCS
25 Apr 2014

Significant rise in state-backed Eastern European cyber espionage

Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report shows cyber espionage is on the rise, particularly in Russian-speaking regions
22 Apr 2014

Privacy concerns surround FBI facial recognition database that will contain 52 million images by 2015

Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the facial recognition component of this database poses real threats to privacy
15 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014