UK Government News, Articles and Updates

NCSC warns over use of Russian IT security products by government agencies

UK government body, the NCSC has issued a letter warning against agencies using software from "hostile" states - which again hits Kaspersky Lab, following US government ban - but considered safe for general public.

Hancock unveils government push for firms to adopt Cyber Essentials

In a speech in London today, the minister for digital and culture announced the government is ramping up pressure on organisations to adopt Cyber Essentials.

Industry reaction: UK cyber-security strategy

Reaction to the government's new cyber-security strategy - a bold new plan to bolster the UK's cyber-defences - has been welcomed by tindustry, but with reservation.

'Hackable' Apple watches banned from government Cabinet meetings

Ministers have been banned from wearing Apple watches - and presumably any other sort of 'smart' watch or device - during Cabinet meetings in an overabundance of caution over hacking attacks.

ICYMI:Seagate, DGSE, CREST and the NSA, Google encryption shaming and the NAO wags its finger at the cabinet

This week: Hackers hit Seagate, French confirmation of foreign hacking, CREST takes the reins from the NSA, Google starts encryption shaming and NAO criticises cabinet office Infosec

[Updated] NAO slams Cabinet Office for lack of leadership in information security

A fresh report from the National Audit Office says the Cabinet Office has failed to get to grips with information security across government departments.

Labour leadership contender Owen Smith fails simplest of security tests

Aside from the Labour party's internal struggles and bitter upcoming leadership election, it seems the two candidates are both pretty bad at security

Corbyn announces digital 'bill of rights'

The leader of the Labour party has announced his intention to draw up a digital bill of rights, installing a constitutional settlement for online privacy for UK citizens

US government accuses Hinkley point partner of nuclear espionage

Major partners in the controversial nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point have been accused in American courts of attempting to steal US nuclear technology.