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Open Access Government’s technology category has plenty of very recent and updated information on all the key topics on this ever-expanding market. 

Within this section, you can find articles on topics such as cybercrime, data protection and online harms. And we also touch upon the relevant topics such as social media and its potential danger and its ongoing need for regulation. The protection of personal data in the modern age is a topic is something we touch upon often in the contexts of revenge porn and other forms. Topics such as Cybersecurity in relation to business and the domination of ‘The Cloud’ are very popular.

We all cover a wide range of information concerning the emerging potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the many developments and ethical arguments within this topic. we have experts giving their opinion on the future of AI and how it will move forward. We also look at AI and its involvement in healthcare.

We also cover the Internet of Things (IoT) along with the use of data and GDPR related issues.

CISOs, cloud and cybersecurity

Top five areas of focus for CISOs when it comes to the cloud and...

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have a key role to play in safeguarding the data increasingly stored in the cloud and mitigating cybersecurity threats, while also ensuring compliance with IT regulations, standards, and policies.
support UK citizens

Why the public sector should use automation to better support UK citizens

Simon Johnson, General Manager of Freshworks UK discusses how the public sector must invest in automation tools to better support UK citizens and deliver amazing, unexpected experiences they’re accustomed to in their everyday lives.
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Saving on your digital transformation strategy

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director at Fotheringham Associates, offers advice on how to get the most out of your digital transformation strategy with the potential to save money on unnecessary investment.
artificial intelligence technologies

Artificial intelligence technologies (AITs): Transforming public policy

Dr Emma Carmel, Associate Professor, University of Bath, offers her expert insight into the use of artificial intelligence technologies (AITs) within government to transform public policy.
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Threat intelligence and the role of automation in improving security

Chris O’Brien, Director Intelligence Collaboration at EclecticIQ discusses how important it is for analysts to remember that, just because we can automate the process, doesn’t mean it isn’t worth learning, as well as the role of automation on the future.
assessment to transformation

4 Keys Steps to Cloud: From assessment to transformation

Here, UKCloud explains how businesses can take advantage of Data Centre Modernisation, whilst still focusing on their core business and avoiding key pitfalls of digital transformation.
user experience

Standards drive innovation and user experience

John McMahon, Product Director at IEG4, discusses why standards in the public sector IT industry such as pay and notify will help drive innovation and user experience.
robotics applications, European SMEs

European SMEs robotics applications

Dr Sotiris Makris, from the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation, explains how innovative SMEs can implement and prove new technology, including robotics, that addresses real-life problems.

Digitally Transformed: Investing in your organisation

Visionist's approach to digital transformation has allowed the department to realise the invest to save benefits of replacing their expensive legacy IT infrastructure with a Digitally Transformed IT service.
Strengthening cybersecurity

Strengthening cybersecurity in the U.S.

Here, we take a look at the work of the Department of Homeland Security when it comes to strengthening cybersecurity in the U.S., including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Cybersecurity Division.
smarter workplace, artificial in AI

Smarter Workplace: Does the ‘artificial’ in AI distract us?

PLACEmaking considers if emphasising the ‘artificial’ in AI distracts from the range of benefits that are there to be exploited in the Smarter Workplace.
civil service email leaks

Why trust at face value can’t fix the civil service email leaks

Matt Radolec, Security Architect Manager at Varonis, discusses the issues around unlimited access to email, the importance of appropriate levels of protection and what needs to change to prevent further government leaks of this nature, here.
public sector

Holding the public sector to ransom

Marie Clutterbuck, CMO at Tectrade, examines the current cyber climate in the public sector and highlights some of the precautions organisations should take to shore up defences.
advanced cyber-attacks

Effective response and mitigation of advanced cyber-attacks via an intelligent cyber-defence framework

Dr Nicholas Kolokotronis from the University of Peloponnese and Dr Stavros Shiaeles, School of Computing, Faculty of Technology at the University of Portsmouth, impart their expert thoughts on effective response and mitigation of advanced cyber-attacks via an intelligent cyber–defence framework.
new digital world

Connected growth: Catching up with the new digital world

In June, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) published its key policy position on how to deliver digital connectivity across the country post Brexit. Nicola McCoy-Brown discusses the topic here.
cybersecurity in hospitals, hospitals and care centres

Cybersecurity in hospitals and care centres

Dr Peter Leitner and Stela Shiroka, at INTERSPREAD GmbH, detail cybersecurity in hospitals and care centres and their thoughts on the need for increased awareness and enhanced training capabilities in Europe.
AI Robot Applications

User-Centric Platform PRINTEPS for Unified AI Robot Applications

Takahira Yamagichi of Keio University dives into the PRINTEPS platform, explaining how it helps AI Robot Applications to be more easily to develop.
political hacktivism, future cyber skills

Political hacktivism: Future cyber skills shortage under the spotlight

34% of the UK public is concerned with the rise in political hacktivism aimed at disrupting democratic processes, such as general elections and referendums.
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Finding a dividend for transformation

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director, highlights the work conducted at Fotheringham Associates to help businesses develop a successful digital transformation strategy.

Putting young people at the epicentre of children’s services

Richard Betts, CEO of Local Government at Servelec, discusses how local authorities are transforming data and information flow through interoperability.

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