TechTarget News - Week of Oct 30, 2016

ICO prepares for post-Brexit GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office is to publish a revised timeline for the UK implementing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation after Brexit

UK government re-announces £1.9bn cyber security spend

Five-year spending increase - announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond 12 months after George Osborne did so - will support new UK cyber security strategy

Path to telco revenues lies through improved user trust, says KPMG

Report suggests that half of UK adults would switch telecoms and broadband provider in the event of a security breach, and identifies revenue opportunities in building trust among consumers

Intel Security shifts channel strategy

Intel Security adjusts its channel strategy in response to a market shift towards services-based security

Coca-Cola cloud project bottles rewards for 25,000 staff

Coca-Cola European Partners, which bottles 15 billion litres of soft drinks each year, is working with an HR technology supplier to develop flexible rewards packages for its 25,000 employees

Nand flash shortage to push up solid-state drive prices

Flash storage chip supply is being squeezed by smartphone manufacturers’ demand, increased notebook and datacentre hardware demand, and difficulties switching to 3D Nand production

Cyber security image putting women and girls off, says panel

There is still a lot of work to be done to change the perception of cyber security and corporate culture to attract more women to the profession, according to a panel of security professionals

NHS trust recovers after cyber attack

IT systems are back up and running at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust four days after its systems were shut down when a virus was discovered

Intel Security to become McAfee in April 2017

Intel Security has detailed a wave of product innovations at Focus 2016, but promises more to come when it is spun out as an independent company under the McAfee banner

DWP’s state pension success due to ‘minimum IT changes’

The Department for Work and Pensions met its deadline for introducing a new state pension system by making very few changes to IT systems and delaying the development of a digital service, says the National Audit Office

Colt embarks on business network upgrade

Network services supplier Colt has committed to a system-wide network upgrade to supply customers with bandwidth levels of up to 100Gbps

IoT security window closing

The window of opportunity for addressing security risks in internet of things devices is closing rapidly, according to Intel's IoT security manager

Cern to track job applicants ‘at the speed of light’

The nuclear research laboratory in Geneva, famous for tracking sub-atomic particles, is developing a cloud service to track the thousands of people who apply for jobs each year

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