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UK to tighten takeover rules to protect national security

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:27

In the short term, the government will reduce the turnover threshold that limits its existing powers to intervene in corporate takeovers. At the moment, the Competition and Markets Authority powers...

MSPs warned cyber attack could last for days

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 12:01

A cyber attack has recently impacted the Scottish Parliament. MSPs and their staff have been warned that they will be unlikely to be able to access their email accounts due to hackers launching a...

UK Government launches consultation on implementing NIS Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 15:00

The UK Government has launched a consultation on its plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (“NIS Directive”). The NIS Directive was adopted by the European...

Former GCHQ head criticises Government’s approach to encryption

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 10:43

The former head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has expressed criticism over the Government’s stance on encryption technology. Hannigan described encryption as an “overwhelmingly good thing” and criticised...

Leaked documents according to the Daily Mail and Wikileaks reveal that CIA has hacked Wi-Fi routers

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 11:15

Leaked documents from activist group Wikileaks and as reported by the Daily Mail has shown that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has hacked a number of routers and has converted them into...

Universities admit to being duped by phishing emails

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 10:11

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Duo Security to 70 universities – of which 51 responded – showed that seven out of 10 universities in the UK fell victim to phishing scams. This included...

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