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Opengear Smart Out-of-band to streamline remote management

Opengear, a leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, has announced CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd, a Finnish centre of expertise in Information and Communications Technology, has deployed Opengear Smart Out-of-band appliances to streamline a major upgrade project and improve day-to-day remote management. CSC, […]


Taking the fast lane to GDPR compliance with data encryption

Article by: Steve Armstrong, Regional Director UK, Ireland & South Africa at Bitglass The vast majority of business enterprises are now using cloud services in some form, swayed by the promise of more efficient IT processes and the long-term cost benefits on offer. However, with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in play, enthusiasm […]


Commission fines Google over breach of EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission says that, since 2011, Google has imposed ‘illegal restrictions’ on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search. Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or […]


Belgium contributes to tackling terrorist propaganda with Europol

On July 9 and 10 2018, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the 10th joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialised units from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This time the campaign was focused on different platforms belonging to Google and was attended by representatives of the company. This […]


New security centre marches ahead in fight against cybercrime

A joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council has secured £9 million funding to develop a new Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford. The University of Wolverhampton has approved £1.5 million to contribute to the centre and has secured grant funding of £4 million from the Marches LEP Local Growth Fund and […]


Criminal groups dismantled for laundering €2.5 million

Europol has supported the Spanish Guardia Civil and the National Police of Colombia in dismantling two criminal organisations involved in large-scale money laundering. It is estimated that the €2.5 million has been laundered by using different methods, such as smurfing and cryptocurrency exchanges. 23 members of the group were arrested – mainly from Spain, Colombia […]


National government seeks legal conditions for telecom takeovers

Telecom facilities such as telephone services, data centres and the Internet are of vital importance to national security and public order. Without this infrastructure, society is disrupted and the economy suffers. Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, therefore wants the legal power, going forward, to prohibit or reverse takeovers in this sector. By means of […]


A fast-fixed Internet connection for all Dutch citizens by 2023

Fast Internet, available everywhere and to everyone: both fixed and mobile. The Dutch government has set the goal of providing all Dutch citizens with access to fast fixed-connection broadband Internet (at least 100 megabits per second) by 2023. By the same year, the vast majority should be taking advantage of a connection 10 times as […]


Facebook could be fined £500,000 by data protection regulator

Facebook is facing a fine of £500,000 by a UK regulator after an investigation found the social media platform breached data protection rules. The announcement was made by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham as part of a detailed update on her office’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. In March 2017, the […]


World-class fraud and cybercrime court to be established in London

A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cybercrime, fraud and economic crime will reinforce the UK’s reputation as a world-leading legal centre, the Lord Chancellor has announced. Developed in partnership with the City of London Corporation and the judiciary, the cutting edge, purpose-built court – which will also deal with business and property work […]