NATO CCDCOE’s suggested Tallinn Manual for ‘Cyber Warfare’ published

Following the NATO Tallinn Conference in Estonia in 2009, a call was made for a manual that outlined the position, with regard to international law, for the use of cyber warfare. The conference brought together, ‘some of the brightest minds in computer, network, and...
Posted On 15 Jul 2013

FIA announces merger with FIRESA

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced that it will be merging with FIRESA, the Fire and Rescue Suppliers Association, on 2 April 2013. FIRESA has grown in its standing and influence year-on-year since its formal inception in April 2005. However, it has been seeking...
Posted On 14 Jul 2013

Benchmark April 2013 now available

The April 2013 issue of Benchmark – Risk UK’s sister publication – is now available, both as a traditional hard copy publication and a free-to-read on-line issue. The latest issue considers how additional functionality can be realised from access control...
Posted On 13 Jul 2013

Man protects Robots!

A manned presence has been selected for the protection of advanced robotic machinery. The manufacturers of remote intervention equipment, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), has contracted Axis Security to provide manned guarding and electronic security at its base in North Tyneside. An...
Posted On 12 Jul 2013

BCI Comment: Supply Chain Continuity Remains Vital

Often it is the small issues that can derail a project, rather than the larger” and often better understood” risks. With several high-profile example already evident in 2013, Lyndon Bird of the BCI reminded businesses that the devil is often in the detail. He told...
Posted On 11 Jul 2013

Business software higher risk than social media

A report has been released which claims that threats generated by established business-related software are significantly higher than any risks posed by the use of social networking or file-sharing applications. The finding from Palo Alto Networks indicate that whilst social...
Posted On 10 Jul 2013

New MD appointed at Quadrant

Quadrant Security Group (QSG), part of Synectics, has appointed security and IT management expert Phil Doyle as its new MD. Doyle joins the integration company from Axis Communications, where he held the post of Regional Director for Northern Europe, specialising in IP-based...
Posted On 09 Jul 2013

Intrusion detection must evolve states SANS

As network speeds increase, real time packet inspection is not sufficient to deal with cyber-attacks, according to Dr Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research and a faculty member of the SANS Technology Institute. He states, ‘Faster networks are making it harder for intrusion...
Posted On 08 Jul 2013

Business must be aware of the legalities of social media

Social media offers many businesses and organisations a simple and cost-effective route to the general public. However, care must be taken to adhere to all relevant laws if legal action and reputational damage are to be avoided. Whether you love it or loathe it, social media is a...
Posted On 07 Jul 2013

Securitas full year report shows no organic growth

The Securitas full year report for 2012 has been published, and the figures show zero organic growth for the year. This is claimed to be due to weak market conditions in many markets and negative organic sales growth in France, Portugal and Spain. The slowdown in organic and...
Posted On 06 Jul 2013