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NHS cyber security 'suffers from lack of data ownership'

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans
Coventry University's Dr Siraj Ahmed Shaikh responds to report Criticising cyber security in healthcare
30 May 2014

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

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

NHS e-Referral service will 'build on success' of dumped £356m Choose and Book system

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Agile and open technologies will be used for new e-referral system, says NHS England
14 May 2014

UK Border Force IT glitch causes overnight travel hell

Reported disruptions included Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham
01 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

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

MPs slam government for allowing BT rural broadband 'monopoly'

"The government has failed to deliver meaningful competition in the procurement of its £1.2bn rural broadband programme," says Margaret Hodge MP
01 Apr 2014

Syrian hackers allege FBI pays Microsoft hundreds of thousands to access customer data

SEA reckons taxpayers are unwittingly funding government snooping operation
21 Mar 2014

NHS to continue forking out up to £40m for XP after Microsoft support ends

Whitehall favours one-year extension deal rather than moving on
21 Mar 2014

Year of Code is a 'vapid PR exercise with no thought whatsoever', says resigned board member Mulqueeny

Organisers 'sidelined everyone' and 'borrowed brand kudos' while leaving experts out of the light, says Young Rewired State founder
12 Feb 2014

H4cked Off: Has Michael Gove learned his lesson?

The education secretary's not everybody's favourite, but he's starting to make the right noises in IT at least
10 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

Gove and Osborne launch £500k “Year of Code” campaign to raise programming awareness

“Get coding this year – it’s easier than you think” says government initiative
04 Feb 2014

Privacy under the knife: can 'care.data' be trusted?

Within weeks, households will receive letters informing them of NHS plans to upload patient data into a centralised “care.data” database – and possibly sold on to third parties. The NHS says that patient privacy won’t be compromised, but campaigners claim otherwise. Graeme Burton investigates
31 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

Government education measures “still too predicated on volunteerism” says SET's Bob Harrison

CAS, Master Teachers and Barefoot Computing Initiative would benefit from greater spend, says Harrison
24 Jan 2014

Recent UK ICT education like “teaching children to send a telex or travel in zeppelin” says Gove

Previous ICT resources were “creaking into obsolescence” for years, says Education Minister
23 Jan 2014

Obamacare site not safe, say cyber security experts

70,000 private customer records extracted within minutes by security researcher
17 Jan 2014

Plugging the IT Skills Gap Part Two: Microsoft's Apprentice

In Part Two of a three-part series we meet a college leaver turned Microsoft-trained IT project manager
06 Jan 2014

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

Top 10 public sector IT stories of 2013

Computing examines the biggest stories in public sector IT in 2013
11 Dec 2013

UK Border Force’s IT systems are 'inadequate' and future plans 'unrealistic'

Public Accounts Committee says Border Force has 'weakened the security of UK borders'
10 Dec 2013

Exclusive: Universal Credit programme is one of many DWP failures on the horizon, warns former employee

Ex-consultant says that projects have been plagued by Department for Work & Pensions lack of planning
14 Nov 2013

Eastbourne council goes flat out for efficiency

Peter Gothard reports on how Eastbourne Borough Council has harnessed new technology to flatten its management structure and streamline service delivery
13 Nov 2013