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Tech, IT & Comms Digest #2

Featuring Technology, I.T. and Communications stories from XIST2, Bambury & Co, Penningtons Manches Cooper, Unipart, Flex IT and many more.

Top Tips to Stay Safe Online

February 8th saw the 19th annual Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is a day dedicated to advocating safety online and the responsible use of technology for young people. Since online safety affects all those who spend time online, which according to Statista, is 62 million monthly active users, XIST2 have shared their top tips for staying safe online.

£2.6 million pre-seed funding for next generation virus diagnostic company OxDX

The corporate team at Penningtons Manches Cooper has advised OxDX on the completion of its spin-out from Oxford University and its £2.6 million pre-seed funding. The funding will be used to develop its AI-powered diagnostic technology, which will be used to improve the speed, cost and accuracy of diagnostics worldwide.

How to Digitise Your Archives – And Is It Worth It?

Whether you’re a publisher, a library, corporate or private client, you almost certainly have hundreds, if not thousands, of historic archives that are hugely valuable, that require digitising to help preserve historical content or to build an online platform for viewing.    Digitising an archive to make works available online sounds easy, but the reality […]

Do SMEs Need Cyber Security?

Recently the Panasonic Corporation reported a major data breach. Hackers had successfully gained access to the Japanese company’s internal network. On top of this the European Medicines Agency has reported that some of the data on the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that was stolen during a cyber-attack in early December 2020 was released online illegally shortly after the attack.

The UK Government 2022 cyber security incentives and regulation review policy

It is a comprehensive policy document and it can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2022-cyber-security-incentives-and-regulation-review/2022-cyber-security-incentives-and-regulation-review#conclusion Below we have summarised some of the key points. The Ministerial Forward is by Julia Lopez MP, Minister of State for Media, Data, and Digital Infrastructure. The ministers points out that while the digital age is making the world more interconnected […]

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