Search results for 'Information security'

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  1. Use of artificial intelligence in government

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    AI presents the government with opportunities to transform public services potentially delivering billions of pounds in productivity savings.

  2. Cyber and information security: Good practice guide

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    Audit committees should be scrutinising cyber security arrangements. To aid them, this guidance complements government advice by setting out high-level questions and issues for audit committees to consider.

  3. Taking on the challenge of public sector cyber security

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    The government recently published its new Cyber Security Strategy specifically aimed at building a cyber resilient public sector. Resilience is key in underpinning its vision to make the UK a cyber power in a world increasingly shaped by technologies that offer many benefits but also pose risks. The strategy reiterates that government remains an attractive […]

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  5. Utilising technology when working from home

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    COVID-19 is affecting us all. The way we live, work and socialise has changed dramatically. The National Audit Office is no different, our staff are working from home and we will also have an important role to play in reporting on the government’s response to COVID-19. We’re resharing some of our knowledge on how organisations […]

  6. Protecting information across government

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    The Cabinet Office has not yet established a clear role for itself in coordinating and leading departments’ efforts to protect their information, according to the National Audit Office. Today’s report found that its ambition to undertake such a role is weakened by the limited information which departments collect on their security costs, performance and risks. […]

  7. Protecting information across government

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    Protecting information while re-designing public services and introducing the technology necessary to support them is an increasingly complex challenge.

  8. Preparedness for online safety regulation

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    Our report looks at whether the preparations undertaken by DSIT (and previously DCMS) and Ofcom for the implementation of the new online safety legislation are sufficiently advanced.

  9. Protecting information across government

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    The Cabinet Office has not yet established a clear role for itself in coordinating and leading departments’ efforts to protect their information, according to the National Audit Office. Today’s report found that its ambition to undertake such a role is weakened by the limited information which departments collect on their security costs, performance and risks. […]

  10. How data analytics can help with audits

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    Data analytics has become an integral part of the audit process. And where a few years ago it was an area where we were exploring and creating tactical solutions to problems, today the NAO, like many organisations, has developed a strong capability and is making significant progress towards the widespread adoption of data analytics across […]

  11. Protecting information across government

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    Protecting information while re-designing public services and introducing the technology necessary to support them is an increasingly complex challenge.

  12. Investigation into the management of backlogs in driving licence applications 

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    The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has been processing standard driving licences at normal levels following the backlog that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still delays in applications from drivers with medical conditions, according to the National Audit Office.

  13. NAO Memorandum: Staying Safe Online

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    Staying Safe Online covers two Government funded initiatives which aim to educate members of the public about how to stay safe online: Get Safe Online is for adults and small businesses and ThinkuKnow is aimed at parents, teachers and young people. Both initiatives have achieved good value for their limited resources, using cost effective means […]

  14. International Development: Responding to HIV AIDS

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    The Department for International Development responds to the international HIV/AIDS epidemic on a wide number of fronts, and has increased its expenditure in this area in recent years. It has also recently announced an intensified effort to address the epidemic, one of the major threats to international development goals. A National Audit Office report has […]

  15. Department of Trade and Industry: The United Kingdom’s Civil Space Activities

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    Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported today that the Government’s investment in space, coordinated by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) Partnership, has a number of strengths, including lean, user-focused programmes built up from wide consultation, many of which have produced important scientific and commercial benefits. There is scope, however, to […]