Tag: Government

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law

The government has introduced new legislation to protect smart devices in people’s homes from being hacked. Recent research from consumer watchdog Which? suggested homes filled with smart devices could be exposed to more than 12,000 attacks in a single week. Default passwords for internet-connected devices will be banned, and firms which do not comply will […]

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UK government proposes new rules for digital supply chain security

Proposals could see IT service providers legally required to adhere to the NCSC’s Cyber Assessment Framework, among other things The UK government has unveiled plans to boost the cyber security of the country’s digital supply chains with a series of measures that could include mandating IT service providers to adhere to the National Cyber Security […]

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Nine cyber attacks on UK’s transport sector missed by mandatory reporting laws

The thresholds set for the mandatory reporting of cyber incidents across the energy, transport, health, water, and digital infrastructure sectors are so high that few if any incidents are actually being reported to government. Nine cyber attacks affecting the British transport sector were missed by the UK’s mandatory reporting laws and were only disclosed to […]

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