Check your organisation’s vulnerability against new and sophisticated DoS attacks

The most recent guidance from the National Cyber Security Council (NCSC), following targeted DoS attacks on Government websites in the run up to the 2019 General Election are a timely reminder of the need for vigilance against this ever-evolving, pernicious threat to all public sector organisations.

Preparing for “common” DoS attacks is no longer enough. Thanks to the growing array of online marketplaces, it is now possible for hackers to wreak havoc with virtually no knowledge of computer programming or networks. Attack tools and services are easy to access, making the pool of possible assaults larger than ever.

In addition, recent IoT threats have spawned the largest DoS attacks in history.

It’s inevitable, almost as death and taxes: somewhere, at some point, your organisation will come under a DoS attack.

Find out more and and download the latest DoS guidance from NCSC along with an advisory paper on the ‘Top 9 DoS Threats to Prepare for’

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  EU launches a bold new European Strategy for Data 

DCMS:  New £65m package for 5G trials

ScotGov:  Better mobile coverage for rural areas

NCSC:  Advisory - Trickbot

NCSC:  FS condemns Russia's GRU after NCSC assessment of Georgian cyber attacks

BCS:  A points-based immigration system should include a Skills Competency Framework

AXELOS:  Integrating new technology into services – ITIL 4 HVIT

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 Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

DHSC:  Taking multiple medicines?  Support the Yellow Card scheme by reporting suspected side effects

NHS England:  First patients begin gene therapy treatment for blindness as part of NHS LTP  

ScotGov:  Mobile screen exposure can lead to poor sleep

Innovation Agency:  Kitty Fund in the North West Coast generates over 340 participants

techUK:  Apply for the Artificial Intelligence in Health & Care Award

BEIS:  £10m boost to improve patient care with new technologies

National Ombudsmen:  1 in 5 mental health patients don’t feel safe in NHS care, Ombudsman finds

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

BEIS:  Project to combat natural disasters among Newton Prize winners

BEIS  World's first timing centre to protect UK from risk of satellite failure

DIT:  Government launches new business support campaign

FSA research suggests new higher estimates for the role of food in UK illness

APM:  HS2 is going ahead – here are the lessons it needs to learn

RLA:  Landlords – make sure your tenants know about EU settlement scheme

ESFA:  ‘Look Beyond’ themed National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2020) round up

NEPO:  Video Guide - Introduction to Social Value in Procurement

CCS:  Permanent recruitment framework helps Home Office fill complex role in 8 weeks

FRC advice to companies and auditors on coronavirus risk disclosures

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

MoD:  Visions for Strategic Command outlined during inaugural RUSI Conference

LGA:  Housing backlog – more than a million homes with planning permission not yet built

ACE:  VR to help us experience what ageing might feel like

Reform:  Time to Think Big: A UK Sovereign Wealth Fund

TfL:  First all-electric double-deck bus route in west London to improve air quality )

Met Office:  Unsettled weather continues

MHCLG:  Bellwin Scheme activated in storm-hit areas

Defra:  Sweden joins UK ocean protection campaign

HM Treasury:  Charles Donald appointed as CEO of UK Government Investments

ScotGov:  Right to vote extended )

WAG:  £24m funding boost to accelerate new house building in Wales

IOPC:  Kent Police officer given final written warning after gross misconduct hearing – (IOPC:  Investigation & witness appeal launched following incident after football match )

MoJ:  Digital form quicker & easier for separated parents applying to see children


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

Brexit page by the European Council

BEIS:  Our message to the world - Britain is open for business

Defra:  10,000 workers to boost British farming sector

RLA:  Landlords – make sure your tenants know about EU settlement scheme

B4B:  The EU and the City: putting equivalence in perspective

B4B:  Macron’s new post-Brexit negotiating position

B4B:  The EU isn’t interested in free trade with the UK, just political domination

B4B:  Top UK Brexit negotiator David Frost on his plans for an EU trade deal 

B4B:  We shall have a fishie on a little dishie: Fisheries and Deterrence 

B4B:  The EU is in trouble and Ursula Von der Leyen is the wrong person to rescue it

B4B:  The UK’s Pied Piper economy, the new immigration policy and Diane Abbott


Please note that previously published newsletters can be accessed from the

Newsletter Archive

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:
Latest Articles
Exemplar Awards 2020
Exemplar Awards 2020
Great work deserves recognition. At #GeoPlace2020, we will be highlighting the excellent work being done by our Custodians ...
Combining the systems from five established local authorities in Dorset
Combining the systems from five established local authorities in Dorset
Dorset combines six authorities: Dorset County Council, East Dorset District, North Dorset District, Purbeck District, West Dorset District, Weymouth & Portland Borough- to become a single unitary authority...
Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales
Using the UPRN to improve collection of Land Transaction Tax in Wales
With UPRN-matched addresses at the heart of its system the Welsh Revenue Authority has identified tax errors that should lead to the recovery of unpaid taxes.
Milton Keynes Council uses drones to monitor development sites
Milton Keynes Council uses drones to monitor development sites
Milton Keynes Council has developed an innovative approach to monitoring development sites with the use of drone technology, enabling them to pre-empt citizen's needs.