Data security in Government and public sector departments is an increasingly important priority. In local government alone, there have been over 1000 cases of personal data being breached, stolen or hacked since 2008. And with the potential consequences and fines for losing confidential information being so severe, it’s important to ensure all devices are adequately protected.

Key findings from the most recent research incorporated within this paper include:

  • 9 out of 10 mobile workers reported someone looking over their shoulder in a public place
  • Personal data lost by hundreds of organisations
  • Visual hacking attempts were successful in 91% of attempts recorded

Find out more and download this indispensable guide on How to Prevent Visual Hacking

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

ScotGov:  Biometrics Commissioner

GDS Guest post: Adapting the GOV.UK Design System for the NHS

AXELOS:  ITIL human centred service design – understanding customer needs

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:

Burgess Consulting Limited

Click here to find out more.

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

DHSC:  PHE calls on all NHS Trusts to ban smoking on hospital grounds

Cabinet Office:  Top NHS doctors to be given more flexible pensions

CQC:  Medicines in health & adult social care - Learning from risks & sharing good practice for better outcomes

ScotGov:  Breastfeeding support ‘strong’

Innovation Agency:  Know your pulse for World Heart Rhythm Week

MoD:  More than a third of the capital’s boroughs attend workshop on housing for Veterans

Ending Women’s Homelessness - Homeless Link’s Tampon Tax Fund grants programme

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

DIT:  Asia’s newfound love for British cheese

DIT:  Liam Fox announces ‘gamechanger’ financial support package for UK SME exporters

MHCLG:  Communities to benefit from new housing infrastructure rules

NAO:  Early review of the new farming programme

ScotGov:  Code of practice to speed up utility works

WAG:  Sustainability now at heart of future Welsh farm support

NICE:  Employers encouraged to help their staff become active in fight against obesity

UK Space Agency:  Leading the new space age: government backs ambitious plans for the UK in space

Innovate UK:  Smart, affordable global energy systems - apply for funding

Innovation Agency:  North West economy to benefit from new HealthTec Cluster

Ofcom:  Countdown to the new broadband safety net

Ordnance Survey:  International future trends report calls for contributions
Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

Defence Secretary keynote speech at the Land Warfare Conference 2019

LGA responds to Habinteg's accessible homes report

CC:  Charity SORP must change to meet “new public expectations”, review panel says

DCMS:  New independent institute launched to make it easier for investors to have a positive social impact

FCO launches 2018 Human Rights & Democracy Report

Home Office:  New anti-knife crime school lessons ahead of summer

DfE:  Colleges benefit from multi-£m fund to drive up standards

DfT:  Government launches new campaign to inform drivers about greener fuels

Defra:  Disease-tolerant trees to be planted in UK’s 'ash tree archive'

HMRC:  Review for High Income Child Benefit Charge penalty cases concludes

ScotGov:  New School Payment launches

WAG:  Majority of Welsh public think physical punishment of children is already banned

LC: Surrogacy reforms to improve the law for all

Reform:  Making Universal Credit Fit For The Future of Work


 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

Defra:  Pet owners reminded to seek advice on travel plans ahead of 31 October

EU News:  Easier use of digital information for freight transport – Council agrees on its position

OE:  European elections - the results in maps and charts

OE: The selection of top EU jobs explained

IFG:  Brexit should force Parliament to reinvent itself

B4B:  Brexit and the US-UK Defence Relationship

B4B:   The Anglosphere – reality or mirage?

B4B:  “Dear Jenni …”: an open letter to The Times

B4B:  In the marginals, it’s the Leavers who are in revolt

B4B:  “Voices of business”: whose voices, whose businesses?

B4B:  Nostalgic for Empire? Not ‘Leave’, but ‘Remain’

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:
Innovate UK
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Partner in international quantum research: apply for funding
Partner in international quantum research: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of £1 million to develop AI and quantum technologies in international partnerships.

Revitalising UK aerospace: funding for projects
Revitalising UK aerospace: funding for projects
Projects that could bolster the UK aerospace industry through smart, more energy-efficient technologies are invited to participate in a regular call for ideas.

Smart, affordable global energy systems: apply for funding
Smart, affordable global energy systems: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £22 million to help provide clean, affordable and secure energy in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Digital technology for adult social care: apply for funding
Digital technology for adult social care: apply for funding
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.25 million to develop technology that creates more efficient and effective adult social care systems.
Demand Logic explores world market for energy data analysis
Demand Logic explores world market for energy data analysis
Overseas missions organised by Innovate UK opened the door to a global market for energy performance software to benefit property owners and managers.