What does the GDPR Mean for Businesses?


What does the GDPR Mean for Businesses?

The European Parliament and Council have agreed the GDPR will replace the existing Data Protection Directive to make Europe fit for the digital single market. The introduction of the GDPR will increase harmonisation across countries, by providing one law for the protection of data applicable to all businesses within the EU. Coming into effect next […]


NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases ‘likely on Monday’ – according to the BBC

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases ‘likely on Monday’ – according to the BBC

The attack that hit our NHS Hospitals, GP’s and Pharmacies was part of a Global Untargetted Attack, that has impacted over 200,000 known victims spread across 150 Countries. BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggest hackers have already been paid the equivalent of £22,080. If you have been affected by this Ransomware, […]


FBI Director sacked: are there any cyber implications?

FBI Director sacked: are there any cyber implications?

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age The issue of cyber security has dominated discussions in the US over the last year. Mainly surrounding the rumoured state-sponsored hacking of the Presidential Election. News broke last night that President Trump sacked FBI Director Comey over allegations the intelligence agency investigated Trump’s campaign and it’s rumoured […]


McDonald’s to offer all UK staff fixed hour contracts

There has been controversy about firms using zero-hours contracts but not allowing staff to work elsewhere. McDonald’s has been trialling the move in 23 company-owned and franchise outlets, the BBC reports. During the trial only around 20 per cent of the staff chose to move to fixed hours contracts, the company said in a statement. […]


Tech startup raises £3.5million pre-seed funding and opens an innovation centre

After reaching 10.000 participants with its Crowd Sale reaching $4 Million, Humaniq is launching a new Innovation Centre in Cambridge. This expansion will enhance the capabilities of Humaniq to solve critical and chronic issues of the world by repurposing Artificial Intelligence and DeepTech for social good and enabling leading scientists and entrepreneurs to solve the […]


BT to pay £342 million for late network installs for rivals

The U.K. communications regulator Ofcom levied the fine for a “serious breach” of rules, according to a statement late Sunday. The fine dwarfed any previous Ofcom penalty and puts another black mark on the record of Chief Executive Officer Gavin Patterson, reports Bloomberg . The rebuke is a further blow to BT over its network […]


The state of IT security in UK businesses

The state of IT security in UK businesses

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age Businesses across the world are under a continuous stream of cyber attacks – how are UK businesses faring in this environment. Data loss prevention is highly utilised in the UK, ranking as the second-most-deployed capability for both web security (64%) and email security (62%), among the capabilities […]


Facebook bans companies from using its data for surveillance 

The update comes after a raft of companies were found to be tracking users on the social network  CREDIT: REUTERS Facebook has blocked companies from using information posted to its social networks for surveillance purposes. An update to Facebook and Instagram’s terms stops developers that build products using its data from creating tools that track and […]


Google’s CAPTCHA no longer demands proof you’re not a robot

You’ll be seeing less of these 13 MARCH 2017 • 9:30AM It has been one of the most annoying things about the internet for years: the little security check box that asks you to type out a barely legible phrase to prove you’re not a robot. But the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test to […]


Nokia 3310 demand ‘astonishing’, says Carphone Warehouse

The latest Nokia 3310 comes in four colours and has a camera CREDIT: NOKIA Demand for the resurrected Nokia 3310 has been “astonishing”, according to the retailer stocking the phone. Carphone Warehouse, the only company to have opened pre-registrations for the handset, said it has seen an “unprecedented level of demand for a feature phone” a week […]