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Week Ending: June 7th - A Roundup in I.T. & Tech News

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The Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) featured heavily on this week’s I.T. and tech news agenda but today we take a look at some of the other stories which made headlines. It’s time to catch up with what you may have missed this week.

I.T. pros worry about insider threats

A new study has revealed that 44 per cent of I.T. professionals in the UK believe they’re not prepared to detect insider threats. The report explains that decision makers do not understand how employee wellbeing can directly benefit the company’s cybersecurity.

Disgruntled employees and ‘ghost’ employees (those who leave but still have access to systems) can be a major threat to organisations. The new report has said that the process of adding and removing employees is not up to scratch and ‘leaves a lot to be desired’.

Less than half of the organisations surveyed (46.5 per cent) revoke building access when employees leave, 62 per cent request work devices back and a third (34 per cent) believe overworked and stressed staff make data-related mistakes.

Read some of the further damning statistics via ITProPortal.

UK more vulnerable than ever before to cyber attacks

A new study from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has found that the UK is more vulnerable than ever to cyber attacks, and has urged the government to make quick progress in an area which the UK is frail.

PAC said there was a ‘weak’ business case for the National Cyber Security Strategy, which has a number of objectives to be met by 2021. PAC has cast doubts however about whether these goals will be met.

Chairwoman Meg Hillier commented: “With its world-leading digital economy, the UK is more vulnerable than ever before to cyber attacks.

“As the likelihood of these attacks continues to grow, the UK needs to protect itself against the risks created by more and more services going online.”

Hillier continued: “In the interest of national security, the Cabinet Office needs to take a long-term approach to protecting against the risk of cyber attacks. Future plans should be based on strong evidence, business cases should be rigorously costed to ensure value for money and strategic outcomes and objectives should be clearly defined.”

Read more via E&T.

Apple says goodbye to iTunes (sort of)

This week Apple announced that it was absorbing iTunes into its three new entertainment apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. This means the longstanding music player will no longer exist in its current form, sending the internet into nostalgic meltdown.

Created in 2001, iTunes is synonymous with the iPod and was part of the combination from Apple that changed how we listen to music.

With time however, things moved on and iTunes became much more than just a music store, which wasn’t necessarily a good thing in some people’s eyes. E-Books, video and podcasts were added, and it was subsequently criticised for trying to be all things.

Do you think it’s a good move by Apple? Read the full story via the BBC.


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