Spam traffic reported at over 70 per cent

Kaspersky Lab has reported that the percentage of spam in email traffic in June 2013 was up 1.4 per cent and averaged at 71.1 per cent. Malicious attachments were found in 1.8 per cent of all emails, a drop of 1 per cent compared to the previous month. Last month, spammers...
Posted On 26 Sep 2013

A Delivered Threat: Postroom protection for modern businesses

For many businesses and organisations, the perceived threat of malicious or injurious mail may seem a distant threat. However, the risk is higher than anticipated, and failure to protect property and staff could be very costly. Mention malicious or injurious mail, and most...
Posted On 25 Sep 2013

Panasonic acquires Cameramanager

Panasonic has announced the acquisition of, a provider of Video Surveillance as-a-Service (VSaaS) in Europe. The acquisition of the cloud-based company sees Panasonic looking to extend its cloud-based solutions to the business and consumer markets. As part of...
Posted On 24 Sep 2013

Cyber attacks can have lengthy recovery period

Advanced cyber attacks being made by state-sponsored cyber terrorists can take months to control, even after being detected. Following the Annual Report 2012-2013 from the Intelligence and Security Committee, which indicated that cyber espionage had resulted in Ministry of...
Posted On 23 Sep 2013

Lancope joins ONF

Lancope has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to help secure and promote the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). ONF is dedicated to the commercialisation and development of open standards for SDN to achieve dynamic, manageable and adaptable network...
Posted On 22 Sep 2013

The Blame Game: Dealing with the UK’s growing compensation culture

In recent years, so-called ‘compensation culture’ has become a part of the risk landscape for UK businesses and organisations. Genuine claims against businesses and organisation by staff and contractors do arise, and deserve to be correctly settled. However, an...
Posted On 21 Sep 2013

Siemens claims widespread support for surveillance

Pan-European research commissioned by Siemens has found that a majority of consumers do not believe that the widespread use of video surveillance infringes on people’s civil liberties. In addition, the survey revealed overwhelming support for the use of surveillance in...
Posted On 20 Sep 2013

Lancope enhances integration with Cisco

Lancope has announced tighter integration with several Cisco infrastructure solutions to provide governments and enterprises with greater performance and flexibility for network and security monitoring. The company will also join the recently announced Security Technology Partner...
Posted On 19 Sep 2013

Benchmark August 2013 now available

The August 2013 issue includes a group test looking at detection devices used for triggering surveillance systems, with models from Optex, Risco and Takex. It also includes the first part of a test considering the role of cameras with integral VCA for triggering purposes, looking...
Posted On 18 Sep 2013

Glasgow City Council fined by ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Glasgow City Council with a fine of
Posted On 17 Sep 2013