Dell asks suppliers to diversify fab and backend facilities

Dell Technologies has asked its semiconductor suppliers to diversify their fabrication and backend facilities for all components used in the tech giant’s global supply chain by the end of 2024. In a letter seen by Computer Weekly that was sent to its suppliers a few weeks ago, the company said the requirement comes after … Read more

Computing degrees are more popular because of AI, BCS says

According to BCS, increasing use and exposure to artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to lead to an increase in applications to university computing courses. BCS, the chartered institute for IT, claims that the number of students applying to study computing at university has risen by 9.6% this year, making it the fastest growing degree … Read more

The Home Office partners with BAE Systems on border analysis

The Home Office has partnered with defense contractor BAE Systems to develop new data analytics capabilities for border management, aiming to give UK authorities the ability to make real-time risk assessments of people and goods moving across borders. Under the partnership – which began on 21 December 2022 and runs until August 2025 – … Read more

Microsoft fixes three zero-days in the February update

Microsoft has issued fixes for a total of 75 newly discovered bugs Common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in February 2023 Patch Tuesday The update, including three zero-day vulnerabilities that were not previously disclosed, should be prioritized for patching. The three zero-days were all designated for critical severity, and carried CVS scores of 7.3, 7.8, … Read more

Royal Mail refuses to pay £66m Lockbit ransom demand, logs reveal

Royal Mail reportedly rejected demands for an $80m (£66m) ransom From the LockBit ransomware gang“Under no circumstances” would it demand an “unreasonable amount of money”. Chat logs leaked by Lockbit, published on February 14, appear to detail weeks of in-depth conversations between Lockbit and its victims, which was attacked on January 10. More than … Read more

UK sees fintech investment decline in 2022, but still world leader

Investment in the UK’s fintech sector fell sharply last year, but was still a top-three global destination for capital. UK fintech investment from private equity and venture capitalist firms fell 56% year-on-year to $17.4 billion, according to KPMG. his latest The pulse of fintech In the report, KPMG said investments in the second half … Read more

OSC&R framework to stop supply chain attacks in the wild

A group of cybersecurity leaders and influencers have joined together to launch an open framework to help security teams improve their understanding of threats. Software supply chainAnd evaluate and grapple with them. The Open Software Supply Chain Attack Reference, or OSC&R, is a MITER ATT&CK-like framework developed with input from the likes of Check … Read more

The government will fund return-to-work programs in STEM

Women returners and STEM returners who have left the tech sector and returned to work will receive £150,000 in funding from the Government’s Equality Hub. Two organizations have jointly launched a pilot program to support 100 people returning to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector after a career break. Natalie Desty, director … Read more

Uber signs seven-year cloud deal with Oracle

Ride-hailing app Uber has signed a seven-year strategic cloud partnership with Database Software Giant Oracle. The arrangement will see Uber move some of its business-critical workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of a broader push by the firm to modernize its infrastructure and speed up the time it takes to bring new … Read more

The government’s revised net-zero strategy could put more pressure on the public sector to move to the cloud

Public sector organizations can do more to help the government achieve this 2050 net-zero emissions target by further moving away from their high carbon-emitting legacy systems to the cloud This is according to digital services provider Kinos, which recently oversaw the migration of legacy systems to the cloud by Companies House, which reportedly enabled … Read more

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