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NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this challenge and is responding, but there are still significant and avoidable shortcomings to its approach, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Tackling serious and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Anonymous reporting line introduced for practising forensic science professionals

Individuals working in the realm of forensic science can now report concerns about quality standards anonymously via a new reporting line. The new line, launched by the Forensic Science Regulator in association with the charity Crimestoppers, will allow forensic science...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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HASP Suite modelling software developed by Dstl in bid to combat CBRN incidents

New software developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations will allow emergency responders to respond more effectively to chemical and biological incidents and, in turn, reduce the risk posed to the public...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Entries open for Fifth Annual Gordon McLanaghan Award for Security Innovation

Global MSC Security has announced that entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Gordon McLanaghan Award, which recognises an individual, project team or organisation that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to achieve a technical security solution. The fifth annual...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Deloitte CFO Survey: “Political and economic uncertainty compounds Brexit fears”

More than eight-in-ten CFOs (83%) say they expect the long-term business environment to deteriorate as a result of the UK leaving the European Union (EU). That’s according to Deloitte’s latest Q2 CFO Survey and represents the highest reading since the EU Referendum back in...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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BlackBerry and LG drive advancements in secure autonomous vehicle technology

BlackBerry is expanding its partnership with LG Electronics to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology. As part of the agreement, the latter will use a range of BlackBerry QNX software and services to build next generation digital consolidated...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Proven Triple+ technology for preventing water leak damage launches in UK

Property management companies face immense challenges from water leak damage. Undetected leaks in vacant units, tenants who leave taps running or don’t report a damp spot are all problematic and can lead to extensive and costly renovations as well as mold remediation. A company’s...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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BA set to be fined £183 million-plus by ICO following 2018 customer data breach

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As reported by Risk Xtra in great detail at the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Palo Alto Networks study highlights preference for AI management of cyber security

An online study of more than 10,000 respondents in EMEA conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cyber security, has explored attitudes towards new cyber security technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019