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As a year of unprecedented upheaval draws to a close, everyone is entitled to feel a little optimism that vaccines might make the world a safer, more normal place again in 2021.
However, in the world of cybersecurity, merely hoping for safety is of course not enough and businesses around the world will now have to turn their attentions to combatting 2021’s cyber threats.
2020 has been an unprecedented
Keeping up with cybercriminals, from a cybersecurity perspective, is a tough job. Fighting cybercrime has been likened to a line in Through the Looking Glass where Alice says she must ‘run as fast as she can to stay in one place.’ When it comes to cybersecurity, you have to run ten times faster than those committing the crimes in order to get ahead of them.
The UK’s business world has been operating in extremely uncertain times for several years since the EU in/out referendum took place in 2016 and the majority of voters opted to leave the EU. More than three years on and we are still unsure as to whether we will leave, or if we do leave, whether we will have a ‘deal’ in place.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called for the government and security organisations to have access to messaging services such as WhatsApp, raising the question of whether such agencies should be allowed to investigate such encrypted services.
On Wednesday, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the government’s latest Budget. From robot research and driverless cars to 5G and investment digital skills, there were plenty of announcements for the UK’s tech industry.
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It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally axed desktop support for versions 8,9 and 10 of Internet Explorer (IE).