US Defense Department to move away from firewalls

The US Defense Department is building a single security architecture that will eliminate firewalls in the future, according to Lt Gen Hawkins Jr, USAF, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) director. The future architecture, which is still in development, will be designed to...
Posted On 16 Sep 2013

PenMetrics offers advanced writing analysis

Paragon Software Group has released PenMetrics, a new graphometry-based technology that measures a wide range of individual handwriting characteristics and parameters. These parameters include letter width, height, inclination and other measurements. The metrics can be subjected...
Posted On 15 Sep 2013

Bundesdruckerei acquires shares in Cryptovision

Bundesdruckerei is to acquire a 25.1 per cent share in Cryptovision, headquartered in Gelsenkirchen. With this move, the Berlin-based company is expanding its expertise in the field of high-efficiency encryption techniques and strengthening its market standing as a full-service...
Posted On 14 Sep 2013

Risk UK Comment: Can risk mitigation professionals learn something from the Prism scandal?

Whilst the mainstream news seems to have a never-ending supply of stories about spies, spooks and state-sponsored hacking, some of the responses do contain valuable information for those involved in risk mitigation… There has been a somewhat surreal edge to the reaction...
Posted On 13 Sep 2013

Bank users are leading targets for phishing

Kaspersky Lab has stated that 20.64 per cent of phishing attacks registered between May 2012 and late April 2013 targeted users of banks and other financial organisations. The figure emerged from research into phishing threats carried out using data from the cloud-based Security...
Posted On 12 Sep 2013

Costs of poor workspace claimed at

Unhealthy workspaces are costing UK businesses more than
Posted On 11 Sep 2013

Benchmark July 2013 now available

The July 2013 issue of Benchmark, Risk UK’s sister publication, is now available in printed format, as well in a free-to-view interactive edition. The latest issue includes the concluding part of the test looking at low light performance from HD cameras, and includes models...
Posted On 10 Sep 2013

Halcrow implements flood mitigation solution

Halcrow has implemented risk analysis software from Palisade as an element in its programme to mitigate the consequences of severe flooding in the UK. The package is used to quantify the uncertainties in Halcrow’s process that determines the risk faced by critical assets...
Posted On 09 Sep 2013

Digital triage system aids disaster management

Anoto, a digital writing technologies provider, and NTTData have announced the availability of NTTData’s Triage Tag System. It has been designed by NTTData and Anoto strategic partner Dai Nippon Printing for use during disaster situations, where triage teams need to send...
Posted On 08 Sep 2013

NAID certification expands in the UK

UK-based secure destruction company Glazewing has earned NAID AAA Certification for compliance with operational and security specifications for its information destruction processes and services. NAID AAA Certification is earned by completing a security audit conducted by an...
Posted On 07 Sep 2013