Tech forecast: 2021 to bring improved security and closer robot-human integration

By on January 8, 2021 in Blog, New technology

A closer working relationship between humans and robots has been identified as one of the more exciting tech developments that could be on the cards for 2021.

In an interview with the BBC, Professor Elizabeth Sklar of the University of Lincoln, forecast that the year ahead could see robots come out of closed factory floors and interact much more with humans going about their day.

A guide to safer online shopping

By on December 18, 2020 in Blog, Security, Web privacy

With lockdown driving Brits to do more online shopping than ever before (and with the January sales looming large), retailers are anticipating a bumper few months ahead. Unfortunately, so too are cybercriminals, able to profit out of people’s unfamiliarity with online shopping safety measures.

BT in huge recruitment shift for broadband roll-out

BT has pledged to create 5,300 new jobs, to speed up the development of ultra-fast broadband networks across the whole of the UK.

The UK government has put pressure on network providers to equip all corners of the country with ultra-fast broadband as quickly as possible – driven in no small part by the increased reliance on connectivity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mystery surrounds ‘significant’ cyber attack on US government agencies

By on December 5, 2020 in Blog, General, Security, Topical

Security analysts in America have warned of a “significant and ongoing” cyber hacking campaign currently impacting top government agencies.

The attacks targeted a number of departments, including the departments of defence, state, treasury and even the nuclear agency. What’s more, the hackers are thought to have been successful in breaching defences, with a senior security analyst saying the hackers had “managed clearly to gain access to a lot of secure areas.”