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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
Daniel Hardy
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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
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Substance Abuse

Worryingly, the UK now has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world. Upwards of 400 attacks were recorded in the four months to April last year alone. That’s an average of two episodes per day being recorded by police forces around the country. Worse still, senior...
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
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Tomorrow’s cyber elite return to University of Cambridge for Inter-ACE cyber security challenge

Over 130 competitors from 18 of the UK’s leading cyber security universities will pit their skills against one another in a two-day cyber security competition organised by the University of Cambridge. Now in its third year, the popular Inter-ACE competition is supported by GCHQ’s...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Theresa May
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Government commits to an additional £44.5 million security spend at Channel ports

Britain is set to spend just shy of £45 million on additional security measures at Channel ports. The boost in UK funding for border security, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May in the wake of detailed talks at the Sandhurst Military Academy with French President Emmanuel...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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