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BCS launches initiative to help people keep safe online
16 January 2014

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, launced a new initiative - Cyber to the Citizen - to help people understand how to keep themselves safe online. The initiative is in conjunction with Get Safe Online. Read more.

BCS & EEMA UK Thought Leadership Seminar
How is eID enabling Business Growth?
28 November 2013

This lively and sometimes controversial seminar focused on practical guidance from key representatives from government, suppliers and users who are looking to take advantage of secure and accredited identity and participate in an open forum.  Read more 

HC2014 now open for registration
21 November 2013

Safer hospitals, patient engagement and mobile technologies are just some of the topics that will feature at HC2014, the UK’s longest running IT healthcare event. The conference will focus on a number of themes in relation to the call for paperless NHS by 2018. The event, which will take place at Manchester Central 19-20 March, is now open for delegate registration.  Read more.

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BCS Security calls for volunteers
15 November 2013

BCS Security is calling on BCS members to volunteer for their newest initiative - Cyber to the Citizen which will be launched on 16 January 2014. Read more

Feedback to Parliament and Internet Conference
31 October 2013

Louise Bennett, BCS Security Community of Expertise, attended the Parliament and Internet Conference. The following are the main messages from UN IGF 2013 that the BCS delegation would like to bring to the attention of UK legislators concerning Internet Governance. Read more

Government, business and public must tackle cybercrime together
30 September 2013

Home Office and Cabinet Office ministers agreed with the need to involve business and the public in tackling the existing and growing threat of cybercrime in a Conservative conference fringe meeting yesterday. Read more

Is Cybercrime our Biggest Emerging Threat?
25 September 2013

Senior Labour MPs Chi Onwurah, Keith Vaz and Stella Creasy joined security consultant Dr Michael Westmacott representing BCS, to discuss the growing threat of cybercrime at a Labour conference fringe event. Read more

Everywoman awards 2014
24 September 2013

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is encouraging entrants to apply for The FDM everywoman in Technology Awards 2014 which are now open for nominations. Read more

Engineering Diversity Concordat
12 September 2013

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has signed up to the Engineering Diversity Concordat committing to address the gender, ethnicity and disability gap affecting the profession. Read more

BCS and PICTFOR host a Digital by Default panel discussion
11 September 2013

BCS Membership Director own David Evans joined a top notch panel, co-hosted by BCS and PICTFOR (the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum, an Associate Parliamentary Group) to discuss the government’s Digital by Default agenda. Read more

BCS challenges parties to tackle cybercrime
11 September 2013

To examine the growing risks posed, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is hosting fringe events at both the Labour and Conservative autumn party conferences entitled “Cybercrime: Our biggest emerging threat?” Read more

BCS calls for HC2014 papers
20 August 2013

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is calling for papers for HC2014, the UK’s national health IT conference and exhibition, presented by BCS and HIMSS. The event will take place on 19-20 March 2014, at Manchester Central. Read more

BCS believes education is key to e-crime
31 July 2013

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, believes that the £850M promised by the Government for tackling e-crime should be focused on basic education and training of the public as a whole and not simply on "developing and maintaining cutting edge capabilities". The move comes in light of the recent publication of the Home Affairs Committee report on e-crime. Read more