Welcome to this weeks edition of the Trustmarque Channel Roundup. Each week we collate the best news from across the world of IT.


Executive priorities for cyber security strategies that enable digital transformation

Cyber attacks are increasing in frequency and severity, which is why business executives must seek new strategies to deal with them.

Executives today need to balance the handling of cyber-risks with the opportunities to digitise and connect to their employees, customers and suppliers.

Having a foundation of solid cyber security that is tuned for digital enterprise transformation, allows organisations to take bold opportunities without being caught in the brand-damaging events that are increasingly being played out in full view of their customers and stockholders.

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Telecoms and banking sectors most advanced when it comes to digital transformation

According to new research the telecoms and banking sectors are leading the way when it comes to driving digital transformation.

The latest ICT Enterprise Insights program, from analyst firm Ovum, interviewed more than 6,300 enterprises globally on digital transformation efforts.

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Smart Home Hacking Live under the Microscope

The trend towards connecting more and more everyday devices in our private households – the Internet of Things (IoT) – is continuing unabated. However, in all the enthusiasm surrounding these little technical gadgets, awareness of the risks associated with IoT devices seems to have fallen by the wayside. Highly efficient minicomputers need the same protection as laptops or tablets – however, nowadays that is still just wishful thinking in many cases

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GDPR likely to affect internal processes heavily, warns lawyers

Businesses should not overlook the fact that the EU’s new data protection laws may require fundamental changes to internal business processes, warns a data protection lawyer.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that most businesses that deal with the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens will have to change the way they think about data protection.



Uber admits 2.7m Brits hit by data breach

Names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers were stolen by hackers, but not dates of birth or bank details.

Uber revealed on Wednesday that around 2.7 million British users of its ride-hailing app had their data compromised in the recently uncovered October 2016 security breach.

The incident affected both drivers and customers and resulted in personal details being stolen. For riders, this included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, but not trip history, dates of birth or bank details.

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NHS looks to up its cyber security game

The NHS is looking to spend £20 million on a central cyber security unit that will use “ethical hackers” to probe for weakness in health service defences.

In a year where the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has experienced the biggest ever breach of its network in the global WannaCry ransomware attack, the health service has decided to take action.