NCSC will be operational from October 2016

Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, has confirmed that the new the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced by the Chancellor in November will open its doors in October 2016.  Ciaran Martin, currently Director...

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Fighting Fraud and Corruption in local government

Fraud costs local authorities an estimated £2.1bn a year, which could be recouped in part by making better use of information and technology says a new strategy launched by Marcus Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and DCLG...

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Details emerging on massive attack on electricity grid

225,000 people were left without power for several hours in what is believed to be the first successful cyber-attack on an electricity grid.

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Are you still relying on Legacy Systems?

The US Department of Defence recently admitted that the Strategic Automated Command and Control System that co-ordinates intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft still runs on a 1970s computer system and uses eight-inch floppy disks. ...

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Combatting Digital Exclusion

In our connected world it is easy to overlook the estimated 9.5 million people, nearly 20% of the population, who lack the basic online skills needed to send and receive email, use a search engine, browse the internet and...

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‘Future thinking’ – anticipating and preparing for technological change

Every sixty seconds there are 4.1 million Google searches, 347,000 tweets, 461,000 Facebook logins and 103 hours of YouTube content is uploaded; we are using, consuming and developing technologies at an exponential rate. There was a time when technology was...

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Securing the Future

The next DGSF Forum Event will be held on 27 September 2016 and will look at ‘Securing the Future’.  It will  include updates on the new ‘National Cyber Security Centre’ and ‘Responding to the Next generation of Cyber Threats’....

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Dinner and Roundtable Discussion

The DGSF is hosting a Dinner and Roundtable discussion on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 to discuss Combatting Cyber Extortion. The Roundtable discussion will include input from Marcus Viertel, who is Intel Security’s European expert on ransomware and crypto-malware,...

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Securing ‘smart’ Infrastructure

Securing ‘smart’ Infrastructure - The Internet of Things is revolutionising the world around us, connecting everything from heart rate monitors to nuclear power stations, but in many cases security is lagging behind the development and expansion of functionality. As...

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