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Andrew Taylor
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GDPR: ‘Fresh Thinking’ and ‘A New Paradigm’

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones” – John Maynard Keynes… In recent weeks, I’ve spoken with many executives about the impending arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Frequently, these...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

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BCI Horizon Scan: “Cyber attacks and data breaches remain top threats posed to business continuity”

According to research results published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI), cyber attack is once again the top threat posed to organisations’ security as perceived by business continui...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017
David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI: managing director of the Linx International Group
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Perpetuity Training Academy partners with Technical Security Countermeasures Institute on eLearning course

Against the backdrop of a significantly increased threat to intellectual property, information and data, the Perpetuity Training Academy – itself part of the Linx International Group – has announced the launch of a new eLearning course focused on the ‘Principles...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017
Jack Zahran: president at Pinkerton
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Acquisition of Seccredo AB boosts Pinkerton’s business operations in Northern Europe

Pinkerton – the global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster right across the UK – has boosted its operations in Northern Europe with the acquisition of security consulting services...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Cyber security workforce shortage forecast to grow worldwide to 1.8 million by 2022

New research conducted by the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education – part of its eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) sponsored by (ISC)² and Booz Allen Hamilton – suggests a serious talent shortage looms in the information security workforce....
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Mayor Sadiq Khan’s budget confirms additional £27 million funding for policing in London

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has recently confirmed that he’s increasing his funding of policing in the capital by £27.8 million this year to attain a total figure of £621.6 million. The Mayor made this announcement just as his first budget was being considered for...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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BIFM incorporates Building Information Modelling within FM Professional Standards

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has now incorporated Building Information Modelling (BIM) into the Facilities Management Professional Standards to reflect the growing impact it has on the working practices of FM professionals. The addition follows a BIFM...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Axis Security awarded contract for guarding services at London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral

Axis Security, the provider of bespoke security services, was recently awarded the prestigious contract to provide security guarding services to St Paul’s Cathedral, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. While St Paul’s Cathedral is, as stated, one of the most famous and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Europol supports joint investigation targeting international human trafficking crime gang

As a result of co-ordinated and joint operational activities, authorities from Slovakia and the UK – supported by both Europol and Eurojust – have actively dismantled an organised criminal group involved in trafficking Slovak victims for the purposes of sham marriages...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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IoD survey sees business leaders call for new governance code aimed at private companies

Two-thirds of company directors believe that a new code of conduct is needed for large private firms following recent scandals, including the collapse of BHS, which highlighted the potential damage that can occur if these businesses fail. The Institute of Directors (IoD), which...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017
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BSIA’s Information Destruction Section members speak out against “irresponsible” shredding

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section are reminding organisations of their obligations under the Data Protection Act and the importance of secure data shredding. This warning follows in the wake of allegations that a...
Posted On 17 Feb 2017