• Legacy security architectures threaten to disrupt remote working

    As lockdowns and stay-at-home orders persist, protecting the remote workforce will be enterprises’ prime focus in 2021. But as enterprises continue working remotely with very few making a complete return to the office, securing the remote workforce is proving challenging, according to research from Cato Networks.

    In its fifth annual IT survey, The future of enterprise networking and security: are you ready for the next leap, the secure access service edge (SASE) platform provider surveyed 2,376 IT leaders to gain detailed insight into how IT organisations have responded to the pandemic and their plans for 2021.

    The study revealed

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  • Nottinghamshire uses citizen engagement tools to inform residents

    Nottinghamshire County Council uses digital citizen engagement tools to communicate with local residents, keeping them informed during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    To keep residents and other stakeholders up to date on a range of developments and services available in the local area, the council decided eight years ago to develop its email distribution capabilities using govDelivery platform, a cloud-based email marketing service for local councils developed by US-based public sector technology supplier Granicus.

    Integrated into Nottinghamshire’s IT estate and branded as Emailme by the council, the service has since grown to 86,000 subscribers, with each signing up to an average

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  • MoD reports 18% rise in data loss incidents

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recorded an 18% rise in personal data loss incidents in the 12 months to 31 March 2020, with 546 incidents during the period, and seven that were formally notified to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

    The data, contained in the MoD’s annual report and analysed by the Parliament Street think tank, revealed that 454 of these incidents related to unauthorised disclosure of data, 49 to the loss of electronic equipment, devices or documents from within government premises, 19 to the loss of equipment, devices or documents from outside government premises, and one to the insecure

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