Cyber security directive could cost billions

A study from Tripwire and the Ponemon Institute has revealed that many of the world’s largest enterprises are not prepared for the new European Union Directive on cyber security, which states that organisations that do not have suitable IT security in place to protect their...
Posted On 12 Nov 2013

Usdaw wants freedom from fear

The shop-workers’ trade union Usdaw has launched a report on violence, threats and abuse faced by its members at work. Whilst there has been a welcome decrease in the number of incidents there are still many shop-workers suffering in silence. Usdaw’s campaigning with...
Posted On 11 Nov 2013

Governments are after terrorists, not common people

Disquiet has spread in the UK after documents leaked by former American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, revealed the alarming levels of detail information governments can have over people’s internet usage and mobile communications. Although Snowden’s documents...
Posted On 10 Nov 2013

SIA clamps down on false contractors

Two men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after being previously found guilty of falsely claiming to be part of the Security Industry Authority run Approved Contractor Scheme. In March, Dean Campisi, of Alpha Place, Port Talbot and Stephen Bosher, of Longford Road, Neath were...
Posted On 09 Nov 2013

NSI and Facewatch join forces on CCTV digitisation

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and Facewatch are teaming up on a project that it is hoped will help transform the use of CCTV by moving it into the digital world of online reporting. NSI provides certification schemes audited against internationally recognised standards...
Posted On 08 Nov 2013

New information security management system standards

The revised BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards have been published. The standards, which help businesses manage information security, were first conceived at BSI in 1995 as the BS 7799. The 2013 revision of the international standard will enable businesses...
Posted On 07 Nov 2013

Increasing road safety outside schools

Videalert has introduced a digital CCTV system for the enforcement of stopped vehicle offences, designed to reduce the incidence of stopping and parking on the zig-zag lines outside schools. David Richmond, CEO of Videalert comments:” According to the insurance industry,...
Posted On 06 Nov 2013

Surveillance software mimics brain

Software developed Sighthound has launched Sighthound Video, a software that reportedly mimics the way the human brain works to differentiate humans and objects. The system has been trained to simulate the human brain’s recognition abilities and not only detects motion, it...
Posted On 05 Nov 2013

Access control opens legal doors

Capital Fire and Security has completed the installation of an access control system at a site in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, where lawyers have been practicing for over 600 years. The Grade-II listed building, located in London’s largest public square, is now fitted with...
Posted On 04 Nov 2013

Enhanced PSIM software platform

VidSys has released version 7.5 of its PSIM software platform to provide increased flexibility and customisation for an” enriched” experience for both administrators and security operators. The updated features” including mapping enhancements, advanced search...
Posted On 03 Nov 2013