28 July 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Ofcom are seeking seeks stakeholders’ views on the actions required to ensure that the UK takes a leading role in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The are particularly interested in views of stakeholders on how we should proceed in managing radio spectrum, monitoring the security and resilience of networks and managing the use of telephone numbers. Ofcom also welcome views on whether there are other areas in which they could adopt a more proactive role.
16 July 2014
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Today the Secretary of State has announced the publication, for consultation, of new subject content for a further set of GCSEs and A levels which will be first taught in 2016. The revised content for these subjects aims to prepare students better for further and higher education, and employment.
11 July 2014
Monday, 1 September 2014
The Digital Skills Committee of the House of Lords, chaired by Baroness Morgan of Huyton, is conducting an inquiry into digital skills in the UK.
2 July 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
Using the expertise of its membership, BCS are building a single response to the Parliamentary Transport Committee's motoring of the future inquiry. To contribute your views on the consultation to the single BCS response, please log into policy.bcs.org and respond to the consultation questions below.
BCS understands IT is a key enabler of the digital economy, which describes the exchange of information, goods and services through an information technology platform. The digital economy exists within an international framework of extant commercial and intellectual property (IP) laws and regulation, which often struggle to keep pace with technology change. BCS seeks to ensure everyone benefits from IT and we work to promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology. In order to achieve these objectives, we recognise the need for a digitally-optimised IP system that is fit for the digital economy.
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.