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Upcoming CIO Events in the UK for 2017

2017 UK CIO Events

In an effort to assist our UK CIO clients, Giva has compiled a listing of upcoming 2017 conferences and summits. We hope this will be helpful to you!

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Employee Uncertainty Looming for Tech Startups After Brexit

UK Tech Startups, Brexit & People

In the wake of Brexit, the tech industry suffered a significant blow. As a member of the EU, the UK tech world had a resource pool of 500 million citizens. This incredible asset to startups was taken away overnight, and now Britain's ability to keep up with the Goliath that is Silicon Valley has been seemingly diminished.

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Enforcing Cybersecurity Law in the UK

UK Cybersecurity Statistics

One of the main roles of government in any country is to protect its citizens from a variety of potential threats. With most countries of the world now participating in online activities, governments have been tasked with policing and the creation of legislation in an attempt to secure this new dimension. In some cases, enforcement is necessary, and this very enforcement has provided the United Kingdom with some impressive statistics in their Q3 (current) report on cybersecurity.

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Protecting Digital Britain at the CyberUK 2017 Conference: Liverpool, UK 14-16 March

NCSC CyberUK 2017 Conference

The world is a highly connected place. Whether online platforms are used for business, shopping, education or recreation, all have the common ability to fall victim to a breach in cyber security.

For those in the UK, a great opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in cyber security will occur when the CyberUK 2017 Conference comes to the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, from the 14th to the 16th of March. CyberUK is an inaugural event hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre in association with the UK Government Communications Headquarters.

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Why the Healthcare Industry is Vulnerable to Data Breach

Healthcare Data Breaches

A recent global study conducted by Ponemon and funded by IBM Security shows that, of the 383 participating companies, 91 percent of healthcare organisations in 25 countries have been hit by at least one data breach in the past two years. The total cost of these breaches has been 6.2 billion US dollars (4.6 billion pounds), and an average impact of nearly 2.8 million pounds per breach.

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UK’s National Cyber Security Centre: Why It Matters

UK National Cyber Security Centre

On Monday, 3 October 2016, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London opened its digital doors and launched operations. The government has determined that cyber is a Tier One threat to national and economic security, and given the many technological challenges the world now faces, such as terrorism and hacking, the Centre will focus on giving both private and public sectors the power to proactively handle these challenges. It comes as a part of the £1.9 billion National Cyber Security strategy, which is set to take place over the next five years.

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UK Trends in Cloud IT Implementation

UK IT Cloud Computing

The popularity and demand for cloud computing has grown very rapidly in the United Kingdom. Research performed by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) in February 2015, based upon 250 IT and business decision-makers, reveals an astounding transition to cloud services that has taken place.

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The Importance of Modernising Business Systems

Modernising Business Systems & Software

Software is the founding pillar of modern day business success. Every company is a tech company, or is implementing technology into their business in order to stay relevant in a world that moves so quickly.

As more and more companies are relying on technology, and most of them relying on cloud services, data security is a critical issue that must be addressed in any business plan. No system is perfect, and IT systems are prone to outages.

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5 Issues Regarding Data Protection and Regulation Compliance in the Cloud

Cloud Computing Data Security

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming the norm for businesses because of its ability to streamline data protection and sharing both within and outside of the organisation.

A May 2015 study conducted by 451 Research showed that 74 percent of respondents cited the cloud as their primary deployment method for workloads over the next two years.

With such a large number of businesses moving to the cloud, it is critical for IT professionals to be aware of regulations regarding this method of data storage and transfer.

In their report, Data Privacy in the Cloud, 451 Research addresses five issues that IT workers should keep a close eye on as the technological world moves forward:

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CIO UK Summit, 2 March 2017

CIO UK Summit 2017

If you are looking for an opportunity to gather with other IT professionals and learn from the best, consider attending the CIO UK Summit. To be held 2 March 2017, this convention will bring together IT leaders to open dialogue and discussion about how to advance your company. The event will be held in London, UK; the venue has yet to be determined.

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