July 9th 2019 | Central London

The cyber threats that we face are not only ever-evolving, they are becoming evermore complex and sophisticated with each passing year, affecting a widening number of organisations and individuals. Over the last two year’s alone, the NCSC has reported that the UK faced 1,100 attacks, an average of 10 attacks per week.

The 6th Annual Cyber Security Summit will welcome cybersecurity and ICT professionals from across central government, local government, law enforcement, the NHS and wider public sector, to tackle key issues at the heart of UK public sector and discover, determine and deliberate the latest developments, strategies and technologies available to successfully defend organisations online.

Join 200+ colleagues and peers, and keep up-to-date with the scale, complexity and ever-changing threat that we face.

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Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  A look into the Rural Connected Communities Project

techUK:  RUSI Research on ‘The UK Cyber Strategy - Challenges for the Next Phase

GDS:  What we’ve learned so far at our Sprint events and how to register for the next one

ICO Blog:  Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?  (new guidance on the use of cookies link)

AXELOS:  PRINCE2 in US universities: equipping graduates for the real world

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:

Blu Sky Solutions

Click here to find out more.

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

NHS England:  New ways of working to free up doctors as part of the NHS Long Term Plan

NHS England:  England’s top midwife warns ‘tens of thousands’ still smoking during pregnancy

NHS Health Scotland:  Delivering a new standard of weight management service for everyone  

WAG:  Military veterans urged to sign up for priority NHS treatment in Wales

Innovation Agency:  Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service is on the pulse of stroke prevention

NICE:  Keep homes well ventilated when cooking & cleaning to prevent ill health

DfE:  Children in care to be helped into independent schools

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

BEIS:  Ingenious innovations to help transform UK farming

NIC:  Ensuring resilience in a highly renewable energy mix

PC&PE:  Govt. must embrace modern methods of construction or risk missing 300,000 homebuilding target

Companies House: Changes to our late filing penalties manual

UK Space Agency:  Scottish supercomputer satellites launched into orbit

Ofcom confirms new rules for business networks

NEPO supplier gives local children hands-on experience of a dairy farm

CMA launches digital markets strategy

FCA proposes ban on sale of crypto-derivatives to retail consumers

CBI: Business backs UK to be world leader in internet regulation but proposals 'fall short'

TUC: Government must change the law to stop sexual harassment at work

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

MoD:  Bioprocessing waste into reusable products

LGA:  One in three councils fear funding for legal duties will run out within three years

Electoral Commission welcomes proposals to reform the annual electoral registration canvass

Civil Service:  Collective leadership – making it happen

Sport England:  New 10 Minute Shake Ups to Make Activity Fun

DIFD:  New UK aid support to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

10DS:  First ever marriage review to free-up dream wedding venues

HO:  Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme open for applications

HMRC:  Make summer childcare costs easier with Tax-Free Childcare

HMRC:  Renew your tax credits by 31 July – it’s too important to forget

Defra:  Nature garden takes children on a ‘journey of the senses’

DfE:  Society-wide mission to boost early literacy and communication

DfT:  Idling drivers could face higher fines under new government crackdown

DfT:  Life-saving fund opens for bids

ScotGov:  School holiday meals for children

WAG:  Devolved administrations express concerns over effects of proposed changes to public sector pensions

MoJ:  'Claudia’s law’ to lift families of missing people out of legal limbo

HMICFRS:  ‘Profound & far-reaching’ policing reform urgently needed, says Chief Inspector of Constabulary

Sentencing Council:  New definitive guidelines for arson and criminal damage offences published

Reform:  Must a Judge be Human?

PC&PE:  Plague of potholes - Long-term funding settlement essential to local roads maintenance

POST:  Compostable Food Packaging

Member States' compliance with EU law in 2018: efforts are paying off, but improvements still needed

 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

DExEU:  The government and The National Archives prepare for EU exit

MHCLG:  EU Exit Local Government Delivery Board: June 2019 update

ESMA issues opinions on product intervention measures by Sweden, France and the UK

WAG:  Is your business ready for no deal? If not, you’re running out of time

LGA:  Millions in rural England risk being 'left behind' post-Brexit, councils warn

techUK:  Countdown to Brexit: Money, money, money

OE:  A ‘Merkel-Macron deal’? Europe reacts to the Council’s nominations for EU leadership

B4B:  The Dreary Internal Politics eating away at Honda: reported from Japan

B4B:  Six ways we can be sure Boris is serious

B4B:  Europe cannot escape nationalism

B4B:  A new Tory Project Fear

B4B:  The EU: no friend of workers’ rights

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:

Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.

Statement: ICO intention to fine British Airways
Statement: ICO intention to fine British Airways
The ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39M.
Developing the ICO AI Auditing Framework: an update
Developing the ICO AI Auditing Framework: an update

We launched this blog in March to provide regular updates on the development of the ICO Auditing Framework for AI
Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?
Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?
Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect last May, there has been a great deal of interest in how it applies to cookies and similar technologies.
Elizabeth Denham CBE, Information Commissioner
Meet the Commissioner
Elizabeth Denham CBE, Information Commissioner
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