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UK fintech industry fears Brexit-induced talent squeeze

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly As the UK government continues to fudge its way through Brexit, financial technology (fintech) industry investors and entrepreneurs have been venting their concerns at London Fintech Week. With the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union (EU), the growing fintech sector is at risk of losing momentum, with access… Read More »

Industry bets on fixed wireless access for first 5G deployments

A real-world trial of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) networks serving connectivity to paying consumers has taken place in Floreşti in Romania. Meanwhile at the UK’s University of Sussex, academics have been gathering data on how FWA signals interact with their environment through a series of experiments, as the industry continues to assess the… Read More »

Hospitality industry under siege from botnets

Cyber security defenders face increasing threats from bot-based credential abuse targeting the hospitality industry, a report shows. Bot-based attacks are also being used for advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to the Summer 2018 state of the internet/security: web attack report by Akamai Technologies. The report is based on attack data from… Read More »

Norway’s National Security Agency warns IT industry about security obligations

A report from Norway’s National Security Agency (NSM/Nasjonal Sikkerhetsmyndighet) has warned IT suppliers of their security obligations following the controversy surrounding the outsourcing of IT services to India by Broadnet AS. The NSM published and circulated a 20-page report reminding the IT industry of its national security obligations when outsourcing IT-tasks to foreign subcontractors.… Read More »

Government’s broadband service obligation derided by industry

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has begun the process of selecting the communications service provider (CSP) that will supply broadband services requested under the government’s broadband universal service obligation (USO), even as broadband sector stakeholders continue to deride it as unambitious and unfit for purpose. The broadband USO gives consumers left out of commercial and Broadband… Read More »

Datacentre industry must stop doing itself down on sustainability, says EUDCA board member

The datacentre industry must stop criticising itself over its energy use and start talking up how its activities contribute to improving the sustainability of society as a whole, it has been claimed. During a panel debate at the Datacloud Europe Congress in Monaco, European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) board member Michael Winterson said datacentres… Read More »

Industry must do more to open up cyber security profession

Industry must do more to raise awareness of the cyber security profession, identify youngsters with the right talent and establish clear career pathways, according to James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos, certified instructor for the SANS Institute and cyber security entrepreneur. “I fell into security more through interest than design, and… Read More »

Twitter password security bug underlines need for industry change

Twitter has advised its users to change their passwords after discovering that a systems flaw had resulted in some passwords being written to an internal log before the encryption process was complete. “We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log,” the company told users. “We have fixed the bug,… Read More »

Google Chrome helps clean up certificate authority industry

Google Chrome has imposed requirements that all certificate authorities (CAs) log every digital certificate they issue in certificate transparency logs. The public logs list all certificate information so it can be inspected, and coupled with rules which restrict which CAs can issue for which domains, industry commentators believe the move represents a significant step… Read More »