Monday Round-Up: Bans, Skills & Outages

Posted on 15 April 2019

Welcome to the Identity Experts Monday Round-Up, presenting you with a selection of news stories you may have missed from the last week – all in handy bitesize chunks.

Girls Compete in Cyber Skills Competition

Girls from across the country are competing to develop their cybersecurity skills. The competition aims to foster interest in cybersecurity as a career, and redress the gender imbalance in the industry.



Huawei Hardware Ban in Westminster?

If security vulnerabilities aren’t patched, Huawei hardware will be banned from Westminster, GCHQ has warned.





Hoya Corporation Suffers a Cyberattack

Japan’s leading optical products manufacturer was recently hit by a cyberattack that saw them shut down activity for three days, while computers were used to mine cryptocurrencies.



Facebook and Co Suffer Another Outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all affected by the second outage in two months. Many users reported difficulty using the apps – prompting theories around what crisis had befallen the social media giant.




Microsoft’s Cindy Rose Encourages Girls in Tech

Speaking at the recent DigiGirlz event, Cindy Rose – Microsoft UK’s CEO – delivered a stirring speech, declaring those present ‘the generation that will shape the future’.



Coming Soon: Legal Whitepaper

Later this week, we’ll be  releasing our legal whitepaper, discussing the journey to digital transformation and exploring how firms can prepare for the odyssey ahead of them. Keep your eyes peeled to download!




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