• Huawei gets green light for UK development centre

    Huawei has received permission to build a research and development and manufacturing centre in Cambridge, UK.

    It acquired the 500-acre site for the centre in 2018 and, days after the company was celebrating its 20th anniversary of working in the UK, the first phase of the new Huawei Campus was approved by the local council.

    The approval follows more than three years of work and planning. Huawei began the search for an ideal location back in 2017 and completed its acquisition of the south Cambridgeshire site the following year. It began its planning application process in early 2019.

    The site,

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  • Cyber crime landscape evolving as lockdown eases

    Threat researchers at Check Point say they have observed a dramatic decrease in malicious Covid-19 coronavirus domains in Europe and North America as national lockdown measures begin to ease, but the danger is by no means past.

    New data released by the company revealed that it caught 2,451 new Covid-19 domains in the first two weeks of June, 4% of them clearly malicious and 3% suspicious in some way. At the peak of the initial outbreak in the week beginning 16 March, Check Point recorded about 15,500 Covid-19 domains registered.

    Overall, Covid-19 cyber attacks are also levelling off, down 24%

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  • Standard Chartered embarks on virtual internship programme

    Standard Chartered is taking on 300 interns, who will carry out virtual placements at the bank.

    This is another example of businesses using the latest communications technology to continue with business as usual as far as possible amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The six-week virtual programme has been introduced because of the lockdown and the limitations on staff being physically present in offices. The virtual internship includes e-learnings and virtual classroom sessions.

    The switch to virtual internships, although forced, will benefit the company and staff as digital ways of working become the norm, according to Melissa Angerson, head of early careers

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