Peter Barker
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Are You Ready for Data Privacy Day?

Sunday 28 January is international Data Privacy Day (also known in Europe as Data Protection Day). First initiated by the Council of Europe back in 2007 and passed in the US House of Representatives two years later, it has become an established point in the calendar at which to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
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Industry experts gather at NBCS’ first Members’ Day to examine ways of tackling business crime

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is celebrating the success of its first Members’ Day, which took place at...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
Rick McElroy
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Risk Management: Five Questions for CEOs in 2018

There’s not a CEO on the planet who doesn’t have security high on their business agenda as we move into 2018. The combination of escalating cyber attacks and new privacy legislation means that CEOs are being held accountable for the resilience of their organisation and the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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PwC establishes team of drone specialists with keen focus on national security issues

PwC has established a team of drone specialists in the UK to help clients take advantage of this emerging technology and extract value from drone data. PwC’s ‘Clarity From Above’ report found that drones have the potential to disrupt a variety of industries,...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
Duncan Cooke
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Mission-Critical Security: The ‘Availability’ Jargon Buster

Does it really matter if the software applications supporting your security systems are only available for 99% of the time? Well, it probably doesn’t if you’ve installed a video surveillance system primarily to deter shoplifters, but the loss of what equates to more than 90...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
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“Building Defensive Security Programmes”: CISOs gather to discuss New Year challenges

Carbon Black recently held a senior level round table discussion orchestrated to discuss and debate the security challenges facing organisations and how best to build defensive security programmes in 2018. The event was held at The Stafford Hotel in central London on Thursday 7...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary's headquarters
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Gloucestershire Constabulary protects local communities with real-time SAS insights

Serving 600,000 residents and policing more than 1,000 square miles of urban centres and rural environments, Gloucestershire Constabulary wanted to gain an up-to-date picture of incidents across the county. In a bid to do so, the force has employed analytics software from SAS to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Smart Cities specification for data, information and asset security management launched by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new smart cities specification for safeguarding data and information security in cities. PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for Establishing and Implementing a Security-Minded Approach lists the requirements for creating a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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RiskMap 2018: “Global fragility heightened by assertive political leadership” forecasts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, has warned that businesses will face “profound uncertainty” next year because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders whose decisions are hard to predict. This outlook is detailed...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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“Corporate cyber insurance will fuel ransomware growth in 2018” warns WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents is driving growth in cyber insurance, there’s a risk that this will encourage criminals to target companies with extortion insurance to demand increased payments. That’s the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017