12 February 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
The Science and Technology Committee has agreed to hold an inquiry into Social media data and real time analytics.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, seeks to ensure everyone benefits from IT. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology. One of our core values is to advance the role of IT in bettering society, the economy, business and education. We recognise that for these aims and objectives to be achieved, we need to ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to use IT safely and effectively for their own, and society’s benefit. We need to allay fears, promote ways to remain ‘safe online’ and thus encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.
Penetration testing is a method for evaluating computer and network security by simulating an attack on a computer system or network. The objective is to find security flaws and configuration errors, and to provide the organisation with remediation advice in order to minimise the risk of a successful attack. It primarily concerns itself with governance, confidentiality, integrity, availability, risk management and compliance.
Cyber security is high on the UK government’s agenda in terms of threats to the economic prosperity of the nation. Cyber security not only affects central government, defence, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), industry and local government but also every citizen that has an online capability.
ICT is in use across all aspects of the public sector and is a vital part of the infrastructure for services and service delivery.