Public sector

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

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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

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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

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

Meet the IT troubleshooters

For some, being an interim CIO – rather than a permanent CIO – is a career choice. Graeme Burton talks to three “career CIOs” to find out why they do it
29 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

US court says cloud companies must hand over ALL data on demand, regardless of where it is held

Holding data overseas doesn't exempt cloud computing companies from US government data grabs
28 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

Care.data pilot to start with 500 GP practices this autumn

GP practices to "trial, test, evaluate and refine" data collection process ahead of national rollout
24 Apr 2014

Polycom video conferencing enables improved cardiology care at Evelina Children’s Hospital

Frank Baldesare tells Computing how video technology combined with an ultrasound unit has benefited staff and ultimately patients
24 Apr 2014

South-East police forces on the hunt for information assurance services in £20m tender

Penetration testing, CLAS advice, RMADS and PIA all included in two-year contract
23 Apr 2014

Liverpool City Council seeks financial management system

Council wants system to help it to cope with significant reductions in budget and resources
22 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

HSCIC reviews data sharing approvals processes

HSCIC says it wants to ensure data sharing processes are "robust and transparent"
22 Apr 2014

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data to private companies

Government to abolish laws protecting taxpayer privacy to sell “anonymised” information about taxpayers
19 Apr 2014

ServiceNow and Partners In IT 'revolutionise' NHS Blood and Transplant HR services

IT behind NHS Blood and Transplant authority was "based on Microsoft Excel"
17 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

Scottish ministers issue £30m tender for print services on behalf of public sector bodies

Councils, NHS bodies and Transport Scotland included as contracting authorities
14 Apr 2014

NSA denies prior knowledge of Heartbleed bug

No parts of the US government were aware of OpenSSL flaw, claims the White House
14 Apr 2014

If you want Cisco to deliver it’s “in for a penny, in for a pound” says University of Westminster

"We went with Brocade because it looked less complex" says head of IT
11 Apr 2014

MPs label BBC's Digital Media Initiative a "complete failure"

Public Accounts Committee says BBC "was far too complacent about the high risks involved" in £100m IT project
10 Apr 2014

Lincolnshire County Council aims to cut costs with UNIT4 Agresso ERP platform

Serco purchased platform on council's behalf as part of wider project to save more than £14m over five years
10 Apr 2014

Wales is botching its £425m superfast broadband rollout, says former BT head

Welsh government should have marketed it better, says John Davies
09 Apr 2014