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In The Learning Zone

Established and award-winning security education specialist Tavcom Training has recently completed major upgrades to its headquarters at Bishops Waltham in Hampshire. In tandem with this move, the business has just issued its 2015 Course Directory. Paul Tennent reviews some of...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
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Data is King, but Security is Emperor

The digital world is constantly evolving. A truism which can open it up to continued attacks from hackers with data loss being a potential consequence. It stands to reason, then, that enterprises must be highly vigilant if they’re to protect one of their biggest assets:...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
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Reaching for the Sky

With the threat of terrorism on the UK mainland currently at ‘Severe’ status (meaning that a terrorist attack is highly likely), security at our airports takes on even greater significance. How might airport and airline management teams make absolutely certain all bases are...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
John Davies: Managing Director of TDSi
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Physical and Logical Security: PSIM Bridges The Gap

While physical and logical security have traditionally been isolated from one another, it’s equally true to say that many individual physical security and management applications have been in the same boat. It’s clear that the overall operation of a facility could be enhanced,...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
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Data Centres: Tomorrow’s Targets for Terrorism?

In light of recent events including the DDoS cyber attacks on Sony Corporation’s PlayStation and Entertainment networks, one prime area for reassessment by security and IT professionals just now is that of data security. Not just online safety from the perspective of the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
Peter Houlis: Managing Director of 2020 Vision Systems
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Why Professionalism is Paramount

The changing face of the discipline, an evolving modern threat landscape and rapid technological advancements in systems drive the need for moving security from being an industry sector towards a recognised business profession. Peter Houlis charts exactly why, after 40-plus years...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
Response in Depth Plans are now essential for UK retailers
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“Response in Depth Plans now a ‘must’ for UK retailers” urges Nettitude

Retailers are facing a significant threat from cyber criminals following the spate of major Point-of-Sale data breaches that we’ve seen over the past year, affecting businesses as large as Target and Home Depot in the US and mass transportation ticketing systems across Europe,...
Posted On 09 Feb 2015
Emma Shaw CSyP FSyI: standing down from the role of Chairman at The Security Institute
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Emma Shaw CSyP FSyI to step down as chairman of The Security Institute

On Friday 6 February in a valedictory letter addressed to all members of the organisation, The Security Institute’s Chairman Emma Shaw CSyP FSyI MBA FCMI announced that a new Chairman will be unveiled at the Annual General Meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 24 March in...
Posted On 09 Feb 2015
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Former security director sentenced to five years in jail for immigration and security offences

On Friday 30 January, Sandra Okah (now Daudirgaite) of Chapel Drive, Dartford in Kent was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court to five years’ imprisonment for immigration and security offences. In the summer of 2012, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) received...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
GCHQ at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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“Intelligence sharing between UK and USA was unlawful” rules Investigatory Powers Tribunal

GCHQ acted unlawfully in accessing millions of people’s private communications collected in bulk by the USA’s National Security Agency. That’s the ruling of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which was announced today. The Tribunal found that the intelligence sharing...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015