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
Andrew Shaw
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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
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UK’s leading IT and cyber professionals to converge in London for Security IT Summit

This year is already setting new records for delegate and supplier attendance at the Security IT Summit, which takes place on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at the Hilton London Hotel, Canary Wharf. The Summit – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – is a highly...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Taking Back The Power

Cuts to police funding, misinterpreted legislation and social issues that are creating a rise in certain types of offending have led to a lack of control when it comes to dealing with criminals. Here, Daniel Hardy examines the factors that have created the current situation and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Coventry Magistrates Court
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Coventry security director found guilty of providing unlicensed security operative

On Wednesday 14 February at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, Michael Ryan (director of Coventry-based IG Security Services Ltd) was found guilty of providing an unlicensed security operative, which is an offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Ryan was fined £850 and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018