he UK chancellor, George Osborne, says that the British Treasury’s computer systems face cyber attacks from hostile agencies every day. Most of the attacks appere to be coming from foreign government agencies.
”In fact, it averaged out as more than one attempt per day.”
Millions of Sony customers’ personal data including credit card details were put at risk last month when hackers broke into its PlayStation Network.
“This is the raw data that will enable you, for the first time, to analyse the performance of public services, and of competing providers within those public services,” he says.
“A year from now, websites and services will use this data to help the public find the answers to important questions” such as how well hospitals are performing, local teaching quality and progress of criminal investigations, he explain.
Mr. Osborne also speak enthusiastic about the “internet of things”, as cars, electricity meters and other devices become connected to the global network.
The government is publishing regulation from a variety of sectors to encourage suggestions for simplification from businesses and members of the public, a scheme called the “Red Tape Challenge”.
All new reforms will be “digital by default”, with ministers forced to explain why new services should be delivered in offline channels, Mr. Osborne says.
“The internet is forcing us to rethink government from the bottom up.“
Full story at Financial Times.
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