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GCHQ approves cyber security training at UK universities

The UK government’s spy agency, GCHQ, has approved six Master’s degrees in cyber security, in its drive to train the next generation of internet security experts. Announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude last Friday, the six academic centres accredited to teach the course included Oxford, Lancaster and Royal Holloway. The courses… Read More

So you think you own your electronic data? Think again

This recent piece on Lexology, a collaborative web-based service for business lawyers, reports on the UK court judgement  from earlier this year which ruled that digital information stored in databases is not property and therefore cannot be possessed. According to the ruling, while it is possible to exert control over data, it is not possible… Read More

Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

With the introduction of Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Zocalo last week, David Linthicum asks (in a recent InfoWorld piece) how will this cloud service compete with so many longer-standing competitors? Zocalo is to join the likes of Google Drive and Dropbox in the document-sharing arena, and is a relative late-comer in comparison to these offerings… Read More

Network (in)visibility leading to destructive IT blame game

With ever increasing demands being placed on networks, Matt Walmsley is amazed that so many IT teams are still flying blind when it comes to network monitoring which, he says, leads to finger pointing and an IT blame game rather than dealing with the real issues. It is widely acknowledged that significant changes in the… Read More

Data security doubts continue to inhibit cloud storage adoption

Complexity and data growth are the key data protection challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses according to new research from analyst firm, IDC. In the survey of IT managers in small businesses across the world, sponsored by Acronis, a huge gap in the use of cloud back up storage between users in the US at… Read More