24 April 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
The UK Digital Skills Taskforce is an independent review, requested by Ed Miliband and led by Maggie Philbin, tasked with looking at what can be done to develop home grown talent for our digital industries and for the digital needs of all sections of the economy. Technological advances are causing considerable change within the economy, both making many jobs redundant while creating whole new careers and industries. This represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the UK. They want to know what can be done to ensure that the UK does its utmost to prepare for this.
1 April 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
This review will explore the development of EU competence in the field of Information Rights, how that competence has been exercised up to the present day, and also possible future developments. Taking its lead from the key rights that now appear in the EU Treaties, the review will focus on data protection rights and the right to access official information.
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.