Remote working and cyber-security

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Whilst most people are now working remotely, it’s tempting to add lots of new apps to your computers and devices.

Please be aware that must not download any apps or software onto Parliamentary devices without seeking advice and permission from PDS first.

Any software that conflicts with security systems or with the safe operation of parliamentary equipment will be removed by PDS.

Please read the guidance here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/security/cyber-security/choose-software-and-apps-carefully/

Introducing the new Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service

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Heading into the future without forgetting the past – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post

2017 has included some unexpected things for the PDS. In her first week, Tracey Jessup talks about becoming the new Director, what PDS has achieved so far and what the future holds.

Read more at the Parliamentary Digital Service Blog: https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/09/15/heading-into-the-future-without-forgetting-the-past/

 

Having problems logging in?

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As you will be aware, as a result of the cyber-attack at the weekend, the good folks in the IT department have been working round the clock to protect the system.

Many of you will find that you are having problems logging in at the moment, whilst the work is ongoing.

Please do not ring the help desk.   If you’re on the Parliamentary estate, please be patient and don’t swamp the help desk with calls – they are working on it as fast as they can, and every extra phone call takes them away from the task in hand.   If  you do need to speak to someone, please go one of the drop-in centres instead:

Drop-in centres
Lords Members and Lords Members staff: Moses Room (9am)
Commons Members: Members Centre, PCH (9am)

Commons Members staff: Boothroyd Room (10am)
Staff of both Houses and Digital Service Staff: Boothroyd Room (10am)

Digital Service colleagues will be floor-walking in Fielden House, Millbank House, 7 Millbank and 14 Tothill Street from 10.00 am.

If you’re in the Constituency

Please be patient.  The Digital Service team will contact you in due course – there’s a lot of people to contact, so it will take a while.