Matt Horan

Top-level cyber security assistance now available to businesses via C3IA Solutions

Businesses are now able to benefit from the cyber security expertise that Government agencies enjoy thanks to the efforts of Dorset-based company C3IA Solutions. Set up by former personnel from the Royal Corps of Signals, the company provides highly-skilled operatives that are...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018

Conservative Government acts to protect key-critical services from cyber attack

Bosses of Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost their cyber security regimes or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. Energy, transport, water and health firms could be fined up to £17 million if they fail to have the most robust...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018

EU law enforcers team up with Facebook and Instagram to combat online terrorist propaganda

On Thursday 11 January, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the eighth joint Referral Action Day with colleagues from the national referral units of the UK, Belgium and France to identify and secure the swift removal of terrorist and violent extremism content...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018

Government concedes need for Snoopers’ Charter to protect rights “but must go further”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed changes to the new Investigatory Powers Act in response to a successful legal claim brought by Tom Watson MP, but according to civil liberties campaign group Liberty, the Conservative Government’s proposals only partially comply with...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017

“50% of UK consumers don’t feel commercial organisations care about their privacy” reports Thales eSecurity

Thales eSecurity – the specialist in critical information systems, cyber security and data security – has just announced the results of its research on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Based on a study conducted by Censuswide and sponsored by...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Paul Everitt: CEO at ADS

“Light touch customs deal vital to economy post-Brexit” urges Security Trade Association

The Government must pursue a more ambitious customs agreement with the European Union (EU) than any yet proposed and work closely with industry to develop concrete proposals. That’s the view of Trade Association the ADS Group. Introducing new customs processes for trade...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017

Europol report reveals “poor success rate” for global anti-money laundering framework

Europol has published a report by its Financial Intelligence Group entitled ‘From Suspicion to Action – Converting Financial Intelligence into Greater Operational Impact’. The document affords an insight into the anti-money laundering framework and the extent of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Tony Porter and Elizabeth Denham sign the Memorandum of Understanding

Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign revised MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB and Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, have published a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a statement of intent that has at its heart the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017

UK Government outlines proposals for shared approach on data protection post-Brexit

The UK Government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (EU) has set out its plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in the future in a safe and properly regulated way. In the latest of a...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017