• UK government ploughs £3m into 5G test facility

    The UK government has announced funding to back a new testing facility aimed at allowing UK businesses to tap into the potential of national 5G and satellite technology.

    The engineering hub, due for completion in 2021, will be built by IT and business consultancy CGI at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire and is being backed by more than £3m in government investment.

    It is intended to provide a base for UK researchers and businesses to experiment and offers a facility that can show the benefits of hybrid 5G and satellite communications networks. The hope is that once the technology is

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  • How to modernise identity governance and administration

    Digital identities are at the heart of digital transformation, information security and privacy. Therefore, if organisations have not done so already, no time should be wasted in reviewing their identity governance and administration (IGA) capability, which is at the heart of identity and access management (IAM).

    While most organisations understand the importance of IGA, business cases for new IGA projects may be difficult to make because of past project failures and the resultant reticence of the business to invest further.

    However, by outlining the business benefits and drawing up a plan to avoid and/or mitigate the risks of failure, security

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  • NI police unable to delete data seized unlawfully from journalists for 10 years

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is unable to delete terabytes of highly confidential journalistic material from its computer systems despite a court ruling that the data had been unlawfully seized.

    Officers from the PSNI seized computer records containing highly sensitive files from Northern Ireland journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey and their co-workers, after they produced an Emmy-nominated documentary exposing police collusion in sectarian murders.

    Computer Weekly has learned that despite a High Court ruling that the PSNI had unlawfully obtained search warrants against the journalists and the film production company, the police force has said it is

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