techUK Insights RSS Feed - techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 How can the tech community help combat the changing fraud threat? Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:00:10 +0100 CRM Sync At this roundtable attendees will debate the challenges of fraud and crime in environments as diverse as E-commerce, sports integrity, online market places and social media: looking for cross-sector learning to inform future policy solutions. <p>Fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in the UK. The Crime Survey of England and Wales 2017 indicated that there were 3.4 million incidents of fraud last year. And over half of all fraud is online. This NCA Strategic Assessment of Serious &amp; Organised Crime 2018, published in May, emphasised the importance of fraud, and highlighted that &ldquo;our understanding of fraud in the UK is hampered by under-reporting; less than 20% of incidents are reported to the police.&rdquo; The challenge facing the police and other bodies charged with investigation is how to remain relevant in this arena as the proportion of non-reported incidents continues to grow.<br><br>techUK is conscious of the challenges facing law enforcement and policy makers in a world where traditional governmental models of recording and investigating crime are proving no match for surging technologies - which enable credible threats to be delivered simultaneously to multiple targets at marginal cost by almost invisible adversaries. The victims can be governments, organisations or individuals - but the criminals&rsquo; tools are largely the same.<br><br>This event challenges technology innovators and others in the market place to engage with policy makers, the police and other statutory bodies to suggest ways in which collaboration might level the playing field and redress the balance. In a round table format, an invited audience which includes member organisations from techUK will debate the challenges of fraud and online crime in environments as diverse as Government online service, sports integrity, online market places and social media: looking for cross-sector learning to inform future policy solutions.</p> <p>If you would like to find out more please contact <a href="" target="_blank">Henry Rex</a>.</p>Contact: <a href=""></a> Cloud Skills Gap roundtable Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:30:31 +0100 CRM Sync How and where could the UK’s digital skills gap impact the UK cloud market? <p>Given the importance of cloud deployment, adoption and use to the UK&rsquo;s digital future it is vital to identify how and where the UK&rsquo;s digital skills gap could impact the UK cloud computing market and whether action is needed to address any cloud skills gaps that may exist.</p> <p>In order for the UK Cloud Computing Industry to thrive the UK technology sector must continue to have access to a talent pool of skilled cloud professionals to help organisations across the public and private sector migrate to the cloud and manage cloud environments. It is vital that cloud users are equipped with the skills needed to keep pace with cloud developments and realise the full potential of investment in platform, infrastructure and software cloud services.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Cloud Skills Gap Roundtable is an opportunity to bring together members to unpick these issues. The key points to be discussed include:</p> <ol><li>What type of skills gaps are you identifying, either in employees or at an organisational-level, when thinking about the adoption of cloud technologies?</li> <li>Where do the biggest technical skills gaps lie in your current or planned use of cloud?</li> <li>What are the potential solutions and next steps required to address the cloud skills gap?</li> </ol><p>This roundtable will form the basis for our future work in this area. If you&rsquo;re interested in attending the event, please sign-up via the portal.</p> Refreshing the techUK Cyber Export Guidance Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:59:08 +0100 CRM Sync Workshop to discuss updating techUK Cyber Export Guidance <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">In 2014 techUK, in conjunction with the Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), published the first ever government backed cyber security guidance; providing advice to cyber businesses on how to manage export risks. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">It sought to provide companies of all sizes with actionable information to help identify and manage the risks of exporting their products and services, along with a framework to help companies develop their due diligence processes, manage human rights risks and identify national security risks.&nbsp; The intended aim was to reduce the likelihood of a buyer being able to use their technology to help perpetrate human rights abuses, as well as reducing the likelihood of reputational damage to British companies and capabilities. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">In this year&rsquo;s Cyber Export Strategy, the Department for International Trade (DIT) made a commitment to working with techUK on updating the guidance, in particular for those products that do not reach an export control threshold. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Century Gothic',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">This consultation workshop will provide an overview of the guidance and explore any particular areas where members would welcome further guidance or clarity.&nbsp; To register for this workshop please click here</span></span></p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a>