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Jailbreaking the iPhone 6 “could remove the strict security Apple has built into its iOS” warns Bitdefender

iPhone users can choose from 1.5 million official apps, but some continue to alter the OS to bypass factory settings and restrictions. On the back of Apple launching the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Bitdefender has been assessing what users need to know about jailbreaking the new...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Professor Malcolm Chalmers
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Royal United Services Institute appoints new Deputy Director General and Senior Associate Fellow

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – the independent Think Tank engaged in cutting-edge defence and security research – is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its staff and distinguished network of Associate Fellows. Professor Malcolm Chalmers is...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire police forces press for three-way Strategic Alliance

A three-force Strategic Alliance could be viable – operationally, financially and politically. That’s the conclusion of a meeting of the Chief Officers and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Following on...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Tony Porter: the UK's Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner initiates survey on information requirements for CCTV

The UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner and the British Standards Institution (BSI) are conducting a survey designed to ascertain how people go about finding information on CCTV. The survey will run until the end of January. The findings from the study will ultimately be used in...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Fire Industry Association calls for drive to cut down on false fire alarms

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK, this problem has been brought squarely under the spotlight due to the Localism Bill. Indeed, the London Fire Brigade announced in January 2014 that it was to begin charging...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Netwrix unveils security trends set to drive IT strategies and investments in New Year

While the number of reported data breaches this year is lower than in 2014, the volume of compromised accounts increased dramatically, exposing more personal data than ever before. Netwrix has duly assessed the top IT security trends and technologies to look out for in 2016....
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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“Prison building revolution” announced by Chancellor George Osborne and Justice Secretary Michael Gove

Chancellor George Osborne and Justice Secretary Michael Gove have unveiled a major new prison reform programme including plans to build nine new prisons across Britain. The radical reforms will ensure Britain’s prison system is fit for purpose in the 21st Century, while the new...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Manchester Crown Court
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Substantial fine imposed following tragic death of six year-old crushed by unsafe automated gate

A powered gate company has been fined £50,000 for corporate manslaughter following the horrific death of a child who was crushed to death five years ago by an unsafe automatic gate outside her Moss Side home in Manchester. Sentencing was passed at Manchester Crown Court on 7...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launches detailed review to improve university research funding in UK

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has brought into sharp focus a UK-wide review of university research funding designed to cut red tape such that academic institutions can focus more on delivering the world-leading knowledge gathering for which the UK is rightly...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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QA survey reveals how UK businesses plan to tackle 2016 cyber security threats

A comprehensive survey conducted by training company QA reveals that eight out of ten (81%) UK IT decision-makers experienced some sort of data or cyber security breach in their organisation during 2015. 66% said that the breach had led to a loss of data, 45% that it had resulted...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016