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Focusing on Improved Total Cost of Ownership

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a hot topic in security circles and it’s a dialogue that manufacturers are increasingly having with specifiers, installers and end users, writes John Davies. The days of shifting cheap boxes are long gone as the market, very sensibly, has focused...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Securing Critical Assets

Access control systems have come a long way since the invention of the lock and key. Advancements in technology have realised solutions to be integrated with web-based systems, allowing for traceability and time management within mechanical keys. Here, Pip Courcoux discusses...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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The Risk Management Journey

There’s no crystal ball that will magically outline opportunities, map risks and provide a distinct and unobstructed path to success. Nonetheless, as Steve Schlarman observes, there are specific stages that organisations can expect to move through when building an integrated risk...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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Successful Cloud and Mobile Technology Strategies: Security of Data

Companies have faced unprecedented security challenges and risks to the integrity of their networks since cloud computing, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept and mobile technology forged a permanent place in business IT strategies. How, then, might those risks and...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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Time for Transformation

Looking towards the future roadmap for private sector security provision in the UK, Danny Williams tracks the move from traditional security guarding to the delivery of a new style of service that affords value-driven, predictive and intelligent solutions making use of client and...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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Evolving Backwards: Strategies for Adapting to Devolving Threats

With relatively efficient and professional policing and a robust private security sector, terrorism and organised crime have historically been kept to manageable levels. Across the past few years, though, there have been upticks in terrorism and violent crime trends as...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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Mental Health: Are You Doing Enough to Support Your People?

With workplace stress on the increase and mental health issues now firmly on the agenda, this really should be something that security businesses are tackling head on. Yet, according to the charity Mind, 30% of employees questioned in a recent survey disagreed with the statement:...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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The Global Context: Cyber Risks, Reputation and the Real World

Cyber security, the EU’s upcoming GDPR, reputational risk and regulation and compliance are among the chief concerns for businesses voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead into 2018. In the second instalment of an exclusive series for Risk UK, Nicola...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Acting on Auto: Autonomous Vehicles and the Terrorism Threat

Developments in self-driving technology suggest that fully-autonomous vehicles will be on our road networks in the near future, but just how far are we from the point of introduction? Importantly, is the advent of such vehicles potentially going to signal an increase in the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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Nation State-Sponsored Hacking: Compounding Cyber Security Risks

Such is the prevalence of cyber attacks that all companies are at risk. There’s a higher than average likelihood of being hit if a company holds digital data on customers and – not surprisingly – in those businesses where senior managers fail to prioritise cyber security. As Paul...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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