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The most important law you’ve never heard of – the Electronic Trade Documents Act

Perhaps the headline of this article holds a little hyperbole but, not so much. The law I’m referring to is the Electronic Trade Documents Act which comes into force today (20 September). The reason I make such a big claim for this slight yet significant statute is because across the UK, and around the world,…

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London Stock Exchange plans blockchain-based market

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is going ahead with plans for a blockchain-based trading platform after a year of examination reached an “inflexion point”. According to a Financial Times report, the stock exchange hopes to have the platform, which will be part of its digital markets business, available in the next year if it gets…

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Top-performing CISOs reserve time for professional development

Just under 70% of the top-performing chief information security officers (CISOs) dedicate recurring time for professional development on their work calendars compared to just 38% of their bottom-performing counterparts, according to the results of a three-year study of more than 225 CISOs conducted by analysts at Gartner. In a report titled Key behaviours driving CISO effectiveness,…

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Vote: Who should be the 2023 Most Influential Woman in UK Tech?

The 12th Computer Weekly list of the Most Influential Women in UK Tech is now open for voting, giving readers and opportunity to express who they feel should be given the top spot. Each year, the list of 50 women acts to make role models in the technology sector more visible and accessible in the…

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Plexal takes on new cohort for cyber security leadership scheme

London startup hub Plexal has inducted six “high-potential” startup founders into its government-backed leadership mentoring programme. Part of Plexal’s broader Cyber Runway accelerator programme, Cyber Runway Ignite is specifically designed to help startup founders develop their leadership abilities through a bespoke package of support over a six-month period. This will include mentorship, in-person deep-dive days…

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Generative AI needs humans in the loop for widespread adoption

In July this year, the generative AI bandwagon stopped at another important station on its way to global domination when Microsoft added CoPilot, its AI assistant feature, to Microsoft 365. Copilot will join Office products such as Word, Excel and Teams, but will come at a significant cost, a $30 per month premium on top…

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Future Cyber Threats: The four ‘horsemen of the apocalypse’

As a CISO and cyber specialist, I am often asked what I see as the big cyber threats of the future. Whilst I’m not a fan of crystal ball gazing for its own sake, nevertheless it can be helpful to think about what may be coming – and what we can do about it. So…

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IT firms ramp up prices to drive post-pandemic revenue

The latest IT spending forecast from analyst Gartner points to a 4.3% increase in worldwide IT spending in 2023 compared with 2022. Gartner’s figures project spending on IT to total $4.7tn this year, driven by the need for CIOs to invest in automation and technologies that improve efficiencies with fewer staff. Discussing the forecast, John-David…

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