• Remote working set to remain but so do management challenges

    UK businesses are planning to transform how their staff work even after a staggered return to office based working.

    Despite plans to return staff to workplaces, the combination of reduced office space and changed office layouts will inevitably mean a larger amount of work is carried out by employees from home.

    According to a survey of 2,200 businesses globally, including 500 in the UK, by global recruitment firm Robert Walters 49%, UK companies are currently planning how to return staff to offices. Almost half (49%) are planning a staggered return to the office for their workforces, based on health risks

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  • Zoom making progress on cyber security and privacy, says CEO

    Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has delivered an update on progress as the embattled video-conferencing company takes radical steps to enhance the security of its core product, which shot to global prominence when the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic forced millions of people to start working from home.

    On 1 April 2020, close to what we now know to be the height of the first wave of the pandemic in the UK, and as Zoom took brickbats over a lack of security features and a number of high-profile incidents of so-called zoombombing, Yuan pledged a number of enhancements to address security and

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  • UK’s unsung cyber security heroes sought

    The now annual Unsung Heroes Awards, celebrating the key workers on the frontlines of the cyber security industry, is to return for the fifth time on 13 October 2020, and nominations are being sought.

    The event, which was started in 2015 by security public relations specialists at Eskenzi PR and Smile on Fridays, is backed by a number of security firms, including security awareness platform KnowBe4, consultancy Protiviti and cloud security specialist Qualys, making it free to enter and attend.

    It will take place this year in virtual format, thanks to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, and

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