Top banks being tested in cyber attack war game

The Bank of England is testing the UK’s ability to withstand a major cyber-attack on financial institutions. Some 40 firms, including leading banks, are taking part in a one-day “war-gaming” exercise designed to assess their resilience. The Bank is conducting the exercise on Friday in partnership with regulators and the Treasury. It wants to ensure […]

5G will let users ditch fixed-line home broadband says Three

5G mobile data will be so reliable and fast most homes will no longer need a separate home broadband connection, according to one of the companies planning to launch a UK service. Three UK’s chief executive told BBC News there would be enough capacity on 5G to cope with demand, meaning households would be able […]

Digital Transformation set to shift from theory to reality in next 12 months thanks to AI and Robotics

Dimension Data Tech Trends 2019 report identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital workplace, technology futures, and services. In the report, Group CTO Ettienne Reinecke claims that 2019 will finally see digital transformation become a reality and predicts a spate […]

US attacks UK budget plan for digital services tax on tech giants

The US has hit back against a UK plan to impose a new tax on sales by technology giants. US political leaders and business groups say the proposal would violate tax agreements by targeting US firms. They warned the tax could spark US retaliation and hurt prospects for a US-UK trade deal. In a statement […]

Second hack attack on BA website uncovered

More than 185,000 people may have had payment card details stolen in a hack attack on the BA website. The victims were caught out by a website compromise that had gone undetected for months. BA only discovered the breach while investigating a breach of its website in September, which affected 380,000 transactions. BA owner IAG […]

One in three consumers instantly judge a brand if site is down: Millennials particularly unforgiving

New research from managed hosting company Hyve quantifies the reputational damage caused by website downtime. Over a third (36%) of UK shoppers say a non-functioning site immediately damages their opinion of a brand, causing perceptions of an ‘unprofessional’ and ‘poorly managed’ business. The study of over 1,000 consumers found that website downtime has a significant […]