Monday Round-Up: Tough Lessons to Learn

Posted on 8 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.

Millions of Facebook Users’ Details Discovered in Plain Text

Identity Experts Harris FederationFacebook finds itself in the spotlight again after it was revealed that details such as user likes and comments, as well as passwords (themselves stored in plain text), were exposed and made available for public download.




Hackers Highlight UK Universities’ Security Shortcomings

Cyber defences at a number of further education establishments came into question when ethical hackers undertook a test – and hacked systems within just two hours.



Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2019 Changes the Game

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2019 in an effort to help developers to collaborate and speed up the development process. Making the most of AI, Visual Studio 10 promises to change the game for developers.



EdTech: A New Era for Schools

Identity-Experts-Case-Study-Newham-CollegeThe government’s new EdTech strategy supposedly marks a ‘new era’ for schools by working with tech companies to cut teacher workload, improve student outcomes, and support professional development.



The Social Media Content Crackdown is Coming

Identity-Experts-Case-Study-Preston-CollegeThe UK will crack down on social media platforms that fail to prevent harmful content from being uploaded and propagated.




Amy Argues for Insight Before Technology

Identity Experts’ Amy Stokes-Waters explores the bigger picture behind Shadow IT – and makes an argument for choosing insight before technology.





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