Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  UK broadcasters Plan FreeToAir TV future - Freeview’s transition to a fully hybrid platform

EU to create a common cybersecurity certification framework and beef up its agency

Q1 2018 Cybercrime Report

Cybercrime was almost omniscient in 2017; leaning heavily on military buzzwords, global headlines captured the public’s imagination with accusations of State-sponsored cyberespionage and the escalating cyber arms race.

Cybercrime Report: Q1 2018 is based on actual cybercrime attacks from January – March 2018 that were detected during real-time analysis and interdiction of fraudulent online payments, logins and new account applications.

Trends observed are representative of key market trends:

  • 210 million attacks were detected and stopped in real time; a 62% increase over the previous year.
  • The anatomy of bot attacks continues to shift and morph; transactions from several new and emerging economies are very likely to be bots
  • 60% of all account creations are now done on a mobile device, indicating the increased role of mobile as the key enabler across the entire customer journey.

Click here to access this latest report.

Editor’s choice of other Health related items of note:

DHSC:  Measles outbreaks across England

Home Office:  Doctors & nurses to be taken out of Tier 2 visa cap

NHS Digital:  GPs urged to make most of cancer screening dashboard

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:


Click here to find out more. 

Editor’s choice of other general items of note:

WAG:  Letting Fees Bill to make renting simpler and fairer

The new ESPO products catalogue 2018/19 has arrived

ACMD:  Drug-related harms in homeless populations -  public evidence gathering day


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland:  Statement on the Sewel Convention

ScotGov:  Change needed to protect Scotland in trade deals

LGA responds to the Brexit Health Alliance's briefing on public health

LGA: Government urged to clarify access to vital infrastructure funding post-Brexit

EHRC:  Joint statement: the UK's human rights & equality bodies on Brexit

IFS:  Using the Barnett Formula to allocate replacement funding for EU schemes could cost Wales dear

IFG:  'Extraordinary secrecy' hampering government preparations for Brexit

BfB:  Baroness Ruth Deech on Brexit

BfB:  English Idiom By Robert Colls

BfB:  Understanding the Remainer’s Revolt by Robert Tombs

BfB:  Europe: A New Nationalism By D.H. Robinson

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