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US standards group NIST publishes new digital identity guidelines
By David Bicknell
SP Suite 800-63, put together with UK identity peers’ help, gives identity proofing ‘a major overhaul’ including breaking down level of assurance into its independent parts
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Weak passwords blamed as Parliament recovers from cyber attack
By David Bicknell
Around 1% of 9000 parliamentary network email accounts compromised through use of passwords “that did not conform to guidance issued”; investigations continue over potential data loss
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NHS Digital outlines key elements of 2017/18 programme
By David Bicknell
Organisation plans to work on 15 technology projects with local authorities, and will work to assess digital maturity of care homes in order to beef up their information governance
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UCL suffers ransomware attack
By David Bicknell
University says infection had impacted a number of users’ personal and shared drives; UCLH NHS trust said it was unaffected by attack
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ICO fines Gloucester over cyber-attack handling
By Neil Merrett
Data regulator argues £100,000 monetary penalty is fair response to prevent further failures by authorities to patch systems against well publicised flaws that can compromise systems; council considers appeal
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Data commissioner calls for government action on police data handling laws
By Neil Merrett
Elizabeth Denham says that as GDPR comes into effect, the lack of legislative certainty on the justice-focused Law Enforcement Directive creates significant technology issues for forces to address
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IISP updates skills framework with eye on evolving cyber threat
By Neil Merrett
Institute unveils revised agreement designed to better support government and the private sector with emerging challenges in securing and analysing systems
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Ongoing Windows XP use among Met Police data audit concerns
By Neil Merrett
Despite praising some good practice around security manuals and guidance provided to the force's staff, data regulator warns there is considerable to improve data management
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Home Office Biometrics mulls fingerprint tech procurement feasibility
By Neil Merrett
Potential suppliers are being sought to help determine existing marketplace capacity to provide fingerprint devices and capture software for use with frontline law enforcement
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Conservative Party manifesto highlights cyber, digital and data ethics initiatives
By David Bicknell
Commitments include an expert Data Use and Ethics Commission, a new data protection law, strengthened cyber security standards and reduced data duplication across government
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Manifesto commits Tories to Verify
By David Bicknell
Manifesto includes Whitehall shake-up plan to combine parts of Land Registry, Ordnance Survey, Valuation Office, Hydrographic Office and Geological Survey to create “comprehensive geospatial data body within government, the largest repository of open land data in the world”
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Cyber attacks may spur regional plans to provide cyber support
By David Bicknell
Emerging idea for mutual cyber support from local organisations will require NCSC funding and backing from Whitehall
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CQC to beef up NHS information governance inspections
By David Bicknell
Regime follows publication of CQC’s ‘Safe Data, Safe Care’ report, rather than as a result of last week’s cyber attack that caught up the NHS, though its impact is likely to spur CQC interest
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NHS IT expert: fund critical legacy system removal, not information governance scrutiny
By David Bicknell
Instead of funding more governance scrutiny in the wake of cyber attacks, money would be better spent removing legacy systems that are not cost effective to shift on their own
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NHS bodies warned to beware of Monday morning impact of cyber attack
By David Bicknell
Europol director fears more disruption as IT systems across the NHS are switched on at the start of a new week, including GP surgeries
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