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“Fraud increasing in both cost and complexity for UK organisations” states PwC Survey

PwC’s latest study highlights that half of UK organisations questioned have been the victim of fraud and/or economic crime in the last two years. More than half (51%) of the most disruptive crimes resulted in losses over $100,000 (£72,000) compared to 37% globally. Nearly a...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
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Cardinus Risk Management’s all-new Security Division to be led by Andy Neal

Cardinus Risk Management has acquired the talent and expertise of Protaris founder and expert Andy Neal to head up the company’s all-new Security Division. This move actively expands Cardinus’ solutions to cover the risks presented to its clients’ assets and workforces from...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
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£10,000 confiscated from Sightguard Security Ltd director under Proceeds of Crime Act

On Monday 19 February at Portsmouth Crown Court, Victor Lewis, director of Sightguard Security Ltd, was ordered to pay over £10,000 following an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The order is the result of the first independent confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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New model announced by Government for funding data protection work of ICO

The Government has announced a new charging structure for data controllers to ensure the continued funding of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The new structure was laid before Parliament on Tuesday 20 February as a Statutory Instrument and will come into effect on 25...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018
Paul German
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Fixing the Cyber Security Skills Shortage

Attitudes towards security continue to harden, with terrorism, geopolitical uncertainty and cyber threats now joining over-regulation in the top four threats posed to business growth prospects in PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey. This shift is reflected by the language now used publicly –...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018
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William Hill ordered to pay £6.2 million penalty package for “systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures”

Systemic senior management failure to protect consumers and prevent money laundering will result in the William Hill Group (WHG) paying a penalty package of “at least £6.2 million”. A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that, between November 2014 and...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018
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New technology revealed by Home Office to help combat terrorist content online

The Home Office has announced the development of new technology to automatically detect terrorist content on any online platforms. Tests have shown that this new tool can automatically detect 94% of Daesh propaganda with 99.995% accuracy. It boasts “an extremely high degree...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Safeguarding Schools: Secure Emergency Lockdown Protocols

The Duty of Care that education officials have in terms of providing a safe environment for everyone on their premises is arguably more challenging in today’s world than at any time in days gone by. One area that should be identified for regular review is emergency lockdown....
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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“Local authorities facing 19 million cyber attacks per year” reveals Big Brother Watch

UK councils have been subjected to over 98 million cyber attacks in the past five years, an investigation by privacy campaigner Big Brother Watch has revealed. The report exposes the extraordinary extent of cyber security threats faced by local authorities – amounting to 37 cyber...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Canary Wharf Station in the heart of London's Docklands
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UK public transport security to benefit from growing shift towards real-time video surveillance

A move away from legacy analogue CCTV technology to IP video solutions will enable critical transport networks to effectively deter, detect and delay threats to ensure passenger safety. More than 85% of transport networks across Western Europe are planning to install IP cameras...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018