What are the Top 10 Cyber Security Threats and How Can You Safeguard Against Them?

In today’s world of digital collaboration, IT security has become one of the most important areas that Public Sector organisations – both large and small – must consider as part of their business strategy in order to protect their operation from cyber-attacks and data breaches. 

This latest ‘Guide To Today’s Top 10 Cyber Threats’ is an educational piece designed to help readers better understand the cyber threats that organisations across the globe are facing as we collaborate online for business. It includes descriptions of threats, what to look out for, proactive prevention approaches and technology tips to take away and deploy within your organisation.

Click here to find out more and download the guide now.

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Updated Compliance Healthcheck for Data Centres

ICO opens Sandbox beta phase to enhance data protection and support innovation

NCSC:  Security research highlights central role children play

Home Office:  Moving into the digital age as an Interaction Design intern

Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

DHSC:  PHE publish investigative report on increasing crack use

ScotGov:  Plan for quicker cancer diagnosis

Homeless Link:  Making the financial case for Housing First

MHCLG:  James Brokenshire confirms funding to help people off the streets

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:

PHL (Promotional Handling Ltd)

Click here to find out more.

Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:

NIC:  England’s City Leaders urged to make the most of transformational vision for local infrastructure funding

NAO:  Supporting disabled people to work

HMRC:  Proposed change to probate fees

techUK:  Central Government Prompt Payment Measure

RLA:  Landlords need government support to offer longer tenancies

New Crown Commercial Service website

CMA leads Europe-wide action on car hire

FCA acts to help mortgage prisoners

UK Space Agency:  The wider benefits of space investments for the UK economy

Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

MoD:  £2.5m injection for drone swarms

LGA responds to Campaign to Protect Rural England report on building new homes

Electoral Commission:  New easy read guide helps people with learning disabilities to vote

Home Office: Charity chosen to deliver £200m Youth Endowment Fund to tackle violence

Home Office:  Government leads the way in tackling modern slavery in public procurement

DfT:  Bus revolution to put power in passengers' hands

ScotGov:  New look Baby Box ready for Mother’s Day

WAG:  Wales takes the next step to end the physical punishment of children

NCA:  Fraudsters steal hundreds of thousands of pounds posing as NCA officers

Road safety: EC welcomes agreement on new EU rules to help save lives

New CO2 emission standards for cars & vans to reduce pollution & improve air quality


 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:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

10DS:  PM statement on European Council: 25 March 2019

Home Office launches nationwide campaign for EU Settlement Scheme

FCO:  UK and Iceland sign agreement on defence & security cooperation

Defra:  'No deal' EU exit - Government issues reminder to waste industry

Defra:  Guidance for businesses to register on new UK IT service for chemical regulation

DIFD:  UK backs British aid organisations in the event of no deal

EU News:  Railway safety & connectivity with the UK; Council adopts Brexit contingency measures

Brexit: European Council adopts decision extending the period under Article 50

EU completes preparations for possible “no-deal” scenario on 12 April

March European Council meetings

ScotGov:  Update on medicine supplies

WAG:  Written Statement: Written Statement laid under Standing Order 30C

Businesses of all sizes in Wales to benefit from extra £121m of WAG funding to help manage Brexit

WAG:  Brexit must not jeopardise Wales’ research success story

Wales in the world post-Brexit: “UK government needs to do more to promote Wales abroad”

PC&PE:  The Brexit paradox: UK will need to increase its presence in Brussels significantly

Brexit: the FCA confirms final rules for firms

techUK:  Energy Security of Supply in a No Deal Scenario

techUK:  EU Copyright Directive fails to strike right balance

NIESR: Schools help integrate EU migrant pupils and their families, in & out of the classroom

NHS Confed:  Report highlighting the impact of Brexit on the social care workforce in Wales tells a familiar story

RoSPA calls for permanent British Summer Time in wake of European Parliament vote

OE: Indicative votes won’t give the UK much certainty over Brexit

OE:  What does the DUP’s statement mean for Brexit?

OE:  Is the new CDU leader casting off the Mini Merkel image?

B4B:  The postponement of Brexit: is it legal?

B4B:  The Money Behind Remain

B4B:  An Over-Excited Broadside of a Book. A Review of Heroic failure

B4B:  The Withdrawal Agreement is a one-way ticket back into the EU

B4B:  A Frontstop Approach to the Backstop Conundrum

B4B:  The ECB. What better reason for Leaving

B4B:  May’s deal is not Brexit, & neither is ‘Common market 2.0’ – they both mean economic serfdom 

B4B:  The European Central Bank has reached the end of its rope, leaving the eurozone with few options

B4B:  Former Bank of England Governor backs No Deal

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:
Innovate UK
Latest Documents

Next step in photonic technologies: apply for funding
Next step in photonic technologies: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of £2 million to develop advanced photonic technologies in international partnerships.

UK takes centre stage in immersive entertainment revolution
Monitoring housing for better health: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop new ways to monitor domestic heat and energy.

Innovate UK-supported entrepreneurs make Maserati 100 list
Innovate UK-supported entrepreneurs make Maserati 100 list
11 companies supported by Innovate UK have been named on the Sunday Times and Maserati’s 2019 list of game-changing entrepreneurs.

SageTech: leading sustainable anaesthesia
SageTech: leading sustainable anaesthesia
Devon-based medical equipment company will use Industrial Strategy funding to develop its technology for reducing harmful anaesthetic emissions.
Innovation funding: browse and apply online
Innovation funding: browse and apply online
If you’re a UK-based business you may be eligible for funding to develop an innovative idea - search the Innovation Funding Service.