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Latest Coronavirus publications


How homeworking increases cybersecurity risks

UK businesses are more at risk from cyber attacks because of challenges posed by large-scale remote working, new research has warned.

A report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security found 60% of those surveyed said their organisation had been hit by a cyber attack.


Nvidia readies UK’s most powerful supercomputer

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has said it plans to build Britain’s fastest supercomputer that healthcare researchers can use to work on medical problems including Covid-19.

Nvidia, based in Santa Clara, California, said it will spend £40 million on the supercomputer, dubbed Cambridge-1, which will consist of 80 Nvidia systems and is expected to be online by the end of the year.


Breach exposes data of every Covid-19 positive Welsh patient

Wales’ national public health agency has apologised after accidentally uploading the data of every citizen who tested positive for Covid-19 to a public-facing server.

Public Health Wales (PHW) confirmed the personal data of 18,105 Welsh residents was uploaded by mistake to the insecure server and searchable by anyone using the site.


Unsung Heroes of the Data Centre Part 2: Simon Binley, Data Centre Manager, Wellcome Sanger Insitute

Techerati and Data Centre World are giving shout-outs to data centre professionals who have been nominated by their industry colleagues for exceptional efforts in recent weeks. This month, Nick Ewing, Managing Director at EfficiencyIT, nominates Simon Binley, Data Centre Manager at Wellcome Sanger Institute


Life after Covid: how big data and location insights can help ease lockdowns

Anonymised location insights can help governments compare how population mobility, both by foot and by vehicle, has changed since lockdown measures were introduced.

Using susceptible-exposed-infected-recovered (SEIR) modelling methods, experts run simulations to calculate how the virus spreads. This uses mobility data to display virus movement geographically, allowing researchers to compare these patterns against the rate of transmission across stratified samples, such as age groups.

The importance of this data places companies like Vodafone Business as a key partner, especially with our pan-European presence and advanced big data capabilities.