Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
Simon Shawley
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Unlocking the Full Power of Open Platform VMS

It’s generally understood that Video Management Software (VMS) is able to put operators firmly in control of a video surveillance system by allowing any combination of camera types and images to be displayed on Control Room screens and recorded at the same time. These...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
Isabelle Moeller
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Digital ID: Biometrics are the Key to Marrying Security and Convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user experience and digital security, believes Isabelle Moeller, and when it happens the effect will be remarkable.  Thanks, in no small part, to the whims of Hollywood, biometrics have now become something of a go-to...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research
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Workplace Readiness for Mitigating Data Privacy Threats

On behalf of Risk Xtra, 3M’s Peter Barker recently interviewed Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research to discuss the security measures, policies and privacy compliance programmes that many organisations are presently establishing in order to comply with legislation such as...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
Steve Bailes
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Securing the US-Mexico Border: In Search of Enlightened Thinking

With the attention of the world’s media has been focused squarely on America’s on-off Summit with North Korea (which has now taken place with astonishing and somewhat unpredicted end results, of course), it has been a case of ‘all quiet on the southern...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
Daniel Hardy
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Setting Strategy in a Chaotic World

It has been 12 months since Daniel Hardy became managing director of the National Business Crime Solution. Here, for the benefit of Risk Xtra’s readers and the sector at large, Hardy reflects on this period and explains why crime prevention through intelligence sharing will only...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
Louise McCree
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Recruitment Strategies in the Security Industry

Over the coming months and years, one of the more significant challenges security businesses will face is the ability to recruit trained, qualified and experienced candidates. That challenge will only heighten when Brexit realises a significant demographic shift in the...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
Klaus Allion
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Preparing for the Unexpected: Top Tips on Business Continuity

There are a number of external factors that can significantly impact a business of any size, especially for employees travelling to and from work and to customer meetings, states Klaus Allion. From extreme weather conditions, train strikes and industrial action through to road...
Posted On 22 May 2018
Leo Craig
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Fault Intolerance: Future Directions for UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supply systems are typically used to protect hardware such as computers, telecoms systems or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss. Risk UK interviews Leo...
Posted On 02 May 2018