Online Education For Children

As parents – or relatives, teachers and other adults responsible for children’s safety – we want our children to be healthy, happy and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want kids to be safe. Until relatively recently, most homes had a family computer, where parents could safely
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UK Government Urged To Act Over Limited Computer GCSE Options

A recent report from the Royal Society found that over half of secondary schools in the UK did not offer computer science as a GCSE between 2015-16, it continued to urge the UK government to increase spending on computer education ‘tenfold’ to ensure that young people currently in education could “unlock the full potential of
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NHS Attack, Could It Have Been Prevented?

May this year saw the NHS come under attack from ‘WannaCry’ ransomware, leaving thousands of patients stranded and many of us wondering how this could have happened to such a huge organisation in the UK. Reports that surfaced last week indicate the attack could have been a result of cyber-security recommendations that were not followed
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Cyber Breach At SEC

A top financial regulator faces big questions about how they prepare for cyber-attacks, after disclosing a breach of a key database of company filings. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said a software vulnerability allowed access to private information and may have led to illicit trading. The SECs security practises has previously been identified as
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Data Breach At Equifax hits 143 Million

Around 143 million customers of credit report giant Equifax may be at risk of having their information accessed through a cyber security breach. Equifax have said that the cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. This cyber security breach also had an effect on Equifax customers based
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UK Organisations Could Face Bigger Fines For Cyber-Attacks

Organisations in the UK could now face fines of up to £17m or 4% of their annual turnover, if they fail to take measures to prevent online cyber-attacks, that could result in severe disruption to services such as transport, health or electricity works. The move comes after the devastating WannaCry attack that left the NHS
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Rehab Camps For Cyber Criminals

Over the past 5 years, the age of people engaging with cyber crime has become younger and younger, the current average age of a cyber criminal in the UK is just 17 years old. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has put this largely down to many getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that discuss
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Parliament Online Attack

On the 23rd of June, the British Houses of Parliament were the latest institution to come under attack from an online attack. In just a matter of hours’ hackers made in the region of 20,000 attempts to get into online user accounts. The attack, that led to officials disabling remote access to thousands of email
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NHS Attack – Launched From North Korea

Back in May the NHS became victim to Malware known as WannaCry, sweeping across the world it took many computers hostage, demanding payment for them to be released. The consequences from the attack were tenfold, with operations being cancelled, appointments vanishing, and sending hospitals into complete disarray. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has since
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