• CISOs more confident in identity practice after pandemic shock

    CISOs and other cyber security professionals say they are increasingly confident in their identity policies and…

    practices as a result of the changes made to support cloud-enabled remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report.

    The study, Identity governance and administration for the new computing normal, conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of One Identity, found that security teams have put increased priority on access request, identity and access lifecycle management, identity process and workflow, and role management technologies in the past seven months. Just under a third of 1,216 respondents said that Covid-19 was directly

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  • How one scaleup pivoted to cyber

    Vivida was never meant to be a cyber security business really, says founder Simeon Quarrie. A storyteller at heart,…

    Quarrie founded and built his young virtual reality (VR) scaleup with the objective of using interactivity to change business cultures.

    He saw some early success creating scenarios that put employees in situations that are impossible to replicate in reality, such as escaping a burning building for fire safety training, or being put in the shoes of a black man in a corporate environment for diversity training.

    “I wasn’t born into it, right?” he says. “If I’m completely honest, the subject

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  • What we need in the UK’s telecoms diversification strategy

    The UK’s 5G future is caught between more than just the one proverbial rock and a hard place.

    On the resilience front, the National Cyber Security Centre has said the current situation of having just three large-scale suppliers is “crazy”. The Telecoms security bill, which will be delivered in the coming weeks will, among other actions, place a legal requirement to remove Huawei, one of those suppliers (alongside Nokia and Ericsson), from our 5G networks. Without further remedy, this moves us from three to two scale suppliers in the UK market.

    On the deployment front, 5G

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  • Five steps to build an artificial intelligence strategy

    The competitive business landscape is ripe for the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven to set organisations apart. Yet, many are still treating AI like a sidekick: underworked and underestimated.

    An AI strategy, operating model and solid execution framework all play a vital part in ensuring that the technology works in the interests of the organisation.

    Aligned to business objectives and singular in its commitment to learning powerful automated processes to get the job done, AI has the potential to be a team’s ultimate superhero.

    1. Ensure your goals guide your corporate strategy

    During AI transformation projects, companies often make the

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  • Makers and Generation UK to train underrepresented talent

    Makers and Generation UK have announced a partnership to teach coding to underrepresented groups in the UK’s technology sector.

    Coding bootcamp Makers and not-for-profit Generation UK will be working together to deliver a programme to impart software engineering skills to young people who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Claudia Harris, CEO of Makers, said: “Generation UK and Makers share the same goal – to change lives. Both organisations help people from all walks of life to train in technology and build successful careers.

    “This partnership with Generation UK enhances our service offering by connecting us to a pool of exceptional talent

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  • England and Wales Covid-19 app updated as Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Gibraltar link up

    The countries making up the UK, the island of Ireland and the Channel Islands have all upgraded their respective Covid-19 contract-tracing apps, enhancing them to improve accuracy, capability and interoperability.

    Across England and Wales, the NHS contact-tracing app developed by the UK arm of Swiss software firm Zühlke Engineering and officially launched on 24 September, and which has now been downloaded 19 million times by about 40% of eligible smartphone owners, has undergone its first in-field upgrade to increase the app’s accuracy in identifying close contacts and remove unnecessary exposure notifications to improve communications for app users.

    The NHS

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