Government

Stratfor's shocking data security revealed: firm kept customer details in plain text prior to 2011 hack

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Leaked Verizon report says security firm had extremely poor data protection practices, resulting in theft of data about 860,000 customers
16 Jun 2014

Arise Tony Singleton, OBE

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Singleton receives royal recognition for his commitment to digital services in government.
14 Jun 2014

What's behind Huawei's UK expansion?

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Chinese telecoms supplier's new Bristol research lab is but a small part of an ambitious three-year plan for Europe.
12 Jun 2014

Whitehall backtracks on G-Cloud with job title shift

The incessant game of musical chairs in Whitehall IT leaders' job titles continues, but suggests the government was wrong to drop all mention of the G-Cloud.
12 Jun 2014

Highways Agency selects BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to improve national IT estate

Deal worth £7.5m over three years
11 Jun 2014

UPDATED: European Commission to investigate Apple's tax arrangements

Competition Commissioner Joaqin Almunia to announce probe into what US has previously called "the Holy Grail of tax avoidance"
11 Jun 2014

US Department of Defense approves use of Android devices in Pentagon, despite security fears

Five Samsung devices added to list of approved products, despite previous concerns about security vulnerabilities of Google OS
09 Jun 2014

Europol cybercrime head: International public-private collaboration 'the one true way' to stop cyber criminals

Paul Gillen, head of operations for Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, tells Computing that the likes of Operation Tovar can only be successful if they're international in scope
09 Jun 2014

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

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

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

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