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ICO finds Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws

An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found that the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of the Gangs Matrix led to multiple and serious breaches of data protection laws. The investigation into the Gangs Matrix, a database that records intelligence...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Counter-Terrorism Policing wants to see Christmas security all wrapped up

With the Christmas shopping rush about to start, Counter-Terrorism Policing is launching its biggest-ever winter advertising campaign aimed at the public as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
Dame Margaret Beckett MP
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Government efforts on cyber security “lack clear political leadership” asserts Parliamentary Committee

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has published its report on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) in which it states that the threat to the UK’s CNI is both “growing and evolving”. Indeed, the cyber threat posed to the UK’s CNI – ie 13...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Record number of businesses gather at Manchester Security 2018 to share Best Practice

Organised by the Manchester City Centre Crime Prevention Panel (MCCCPP) with the support of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Manchester City Council and Atmaana Business Consulting, the annual Manchester Security event aims to inform businesses about current issues facing the...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Jonathan O’Neill, Martin Harvey and David Murfitt honoured at 2018 FIA AGM

The 2018 Fire Industry Association (FIA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and luncheon was again one of the standout industry events of the year to date, bringing together more than 300 industry leaders. Each year, the AGM offers the ideal platform to highlight the many achievements...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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38th International East-West Security Conference features “intensive” two days of presentations

The 38th International East-West Security Conference organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions was held on 5-6 November at the Hotel West End on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
Scarlett Cureton pictured with James Devlin
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IRM issues prize for Best Overall Student on Risk Management Decisions 2017-2018 at Nottingham University Business School

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the professional body focused on enterprise risk management, has sponsored one of Nottingham University Business School’s student prizes. This year, the winner was Scarlett Cureton who received her certificate from James Devlin, Dean of...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Bitglass 2018 BYOD Report: “More than 50% of companies witness rise in mobile security threats”

Bitglass has released its 2018 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security Report. The analysis is based on a survey of nearly 400 enterprise IT experts who revealed the state of BYOD and mobile device security in their organisations. According to the detailed study, no less than 85%...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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DigiCert research unveils corporate losses associated with IoT-related security missteps

A new study orchestrated by DigiCert, the provider of TLS/SSL, PKI and Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions, reveals that enterprises have begun sustaining significant monetary losses stemming from the lack of good practices as they move forward with incorporating the IoT...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Video Surveillance Systems: What is Wide Dynamic Range?

For the benefit of those Risk Xtra readers focused on CCTV as part of their risk and security management remit, Uri Guterman shines a light on Wide Dynamic Range and what benefits it brings to video surveillance systems. The latest generation of HD cameras has raised end users’...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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