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Europol and the World Economic Forum team up for cybersecurity

Europol and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a mutual framework of cooperation to foster a safer cyberenvironment for citizens, organisations and businesses. The aim of this collaboration is to develop a more robust and resilient global cybersecurity approach by promoting private-public partnerships. The WEF has recently […]


IBM adding 1,800 jobs in France and new tech training

IBM has announced a set of investments and initiatives in France that will create 1,800 jobs during the next two years, in leading-edge areas like AI, blockchain, cloud computing and IoT. This is coupled with a major expansion in France of the world’s largest network of training programmes for ‘new collar’ skills. The investment in […]


Four EU cybersecurity organisations enhance cooperation

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defence Agency (EDA), Europol and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Agencies and Bodies (CERT-EU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a cooperation framework between their organisations. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA’s […]


Columbus UK awarded certification for data security compliance

Columbus, the global digital business services provider, has announced it has achieved ISO 27001 certification for information security and management, covering all Columbus employees and offices in the UK. ISO 27001 is an internationally-recognised standard for securing information assets and stipulates requirements for putting in place an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The certification assures […]


Will businesses be ready in time to comply with the GDPR requirements?

Article by: Bob Worrall, CIO, Juniper Networks On May 25 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes fully enforceable under law, but will organisations be ready to comply by this deadline? Re-read this sentence and you’ll spot that I did not mention the European Union. Although GDPR is a European law, it has global […]


BT joins forces with Europol to build a safer cyber space

BT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europol to share knowledge about major cyberthreats and attacks, as the two organisations reinforce their efforts to create a safer cyber space for citizens, businesses and governments. The agreement, which was signed at Europol’s Headquarters in The Hague in the Netherlands, provides a framework for BT […]


Nokia enables better decision-making by emergency services

Nokia is extending its command and control room portfolio for public safety agencies with the launch of the Advanced Command Center. The solution is a step towards next generation 911 and 112 standards, enabling rich media call taking, 360-degree situational awareness through video and IoT, and enhanced multi-agency cooperation through virtual emergency response centres. The […]


UK government announces plans to strengthen NHS cybersecurity

The UK government has announced plans to strengthen the National Health Service’s (NHS) cybersecurity. A new multi-million-pound Microsoft package will ensure NHS systems are using the latest Windows 10 software with up-to-date security settings to help prevent cyberattacks. The government said that, since 2017, it had invested £60 million to address cybersecurity weaknesses. There are […]


The Royal Corps of Signals gain the CNCI certification

The first Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) certification for the Royal Corps of Signals has been awarded at their base camp in Blandford, UK. Leaders in IT and Communications in the Digital Age for the British Army, the Royal Corps of Signals, entered a collaborative agreement in 2017 with CNet to internally deliver the level […]


Brandenburg government acquires Deutsche Telekom’s high-speed network

Brandenburg has placed a major, eight-figure telecommunications order with T-Systems. Deutsche Telekom will provide the infrastructure and components for telephony and the wide-area network of the state’s administration. Sites can be connected with up to ten gigabits in future, up to ten times more bandwidth than was previously available. The contract was signed for a […]