Beware fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

Security experts have warned that cyber attackers will be quick to use the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, but the first attempt to capitalise on them has come in the form of fake updates

Most UK enterprise mobiles not patched for Meltdown and Spectre

Very few UK enterprise mobile devices have been patched against the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre exploits and almost a quarter cannot be patched, a study shows

London cyber security careers fair highlights opportunities

A cyber security careers fair in London on 17 January 2018 is aimed at anyone thinking of a career in the field, including experienced professionals and students

Demand for cloud-enabling infrastructure products soared in 2017, IDC research shows

IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing

IT service management effectiveness hampered by lack of metrics

A disconnect between IT service managers and the rest of the business is having a negative impact on IT’s reputation

Case study: Gleadell Agriculture supports cloud-first push with change in backup strategy

Commodity trading firm Gleadell Agriculture won the prize for Best Data Security and Data Protection Project at the Best of VMworld 2017 Awards, with its account of how an overhaul of its disaster recovery practices has set it up to become a cloud-first organisation

Call for statutory regulation of police number plate cameras amid concerns over accuracy

The UK’s automatic number plate recognition database – one the largest non-military data-gathering systems – records up to 1.2 million false readings of number plates every day. It should be subject to statutory regulation, says an independent watchdog

HMRC’s transformation programme beset by extra Brexit workload

The Public Accounts Committee has found HMRC to be dangerously overstretched, partly as a consequence of Brexit, and puts the department’s 2020 transformation programme into question

Check Point finds AdultSwine malware in Google Play apps

Security researchers have discovered new malware code hidden in game apps, mainly aimed at youngsters

Intel makes security-first pledge

As it scrambles to deal with the Meltdown and Spectre processor exploits, Intel has made a series of security commitments

F-Secure highlights another critical Intel security issue

As Intel scrambles to issue security updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, researchers have highlighted another, unrelated, critical security issue that could affect millions of corporate laptops

Computer science is fastest-growing subject for undergraduates

Computer science is the fastest-growing subject for undergraduate intake in UK universities, according to 2017 statistics

UKtech50 2017: Creating an innovation culture

Claire Calmjane of Lloyds Banking Group, Louise McCarthy, Stuart Birrell of Heathrow Airport and Marcus East from National Geographic discuss innovation

Retail banking regulations hit UK with the potential of a ‘Big Bang’ moment

The UK retail banking sector is at the beginning of a journey towards to a more competitive future as new regulation hits them

How secure are smart energy grids?

The improved efficiency of smart grids need to be weighed against the cost of security - presenting a unique opportunity for the tech sector and a new market for security companies

Hard Brexit risks 92,000 UK science and technology jobs

Economic analysis commissioned by London mayor Sadiq Khan warns that thousands of jobs in science and technology sectors be at risk if UK crashes out of EU with no deal

Sample datasets key to successful AI at NHS

IT providers will need access to datasets from NHS Digital to create artificial intelligence algorithms, but they should be held accountable for the systems they develop, says report

Mobile app flaws are a risk to industrial IT systems, says report

Cyber security vulnerabilities in mobile applications could be exploited to compromise industrial network infrastructure, a report warns

CES 2018: Hyundai and Cisco bring SDN to the automobile

Hyundai will debut a new generation of hyperconnected software-defined car in 2019, incorporating a Cisco-designed network platform

Health sector digitisation vital to combat mental health crisis

Collaboration and digitisation within the health industry is critical to deal with the growing mental health crisis, but more support is needed from policymakers