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Reach for the Sky

Worth a substantial £2 million, a competition specifically orchestrated to help unearth new ways of safeguarding air passengers has just been announced by the Government’s Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team. The joint Home Office and Department for Transport operation...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016
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On The Network

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article recently published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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The Threat is Real

The head of Interpol has stated that the global response to transnational terrorism must adapt to the evolving and expanding nature of the threat. Speaking at an international ministerial meeting on the subject of ‘Countering the Cross-Border Movement of Terrorism’,...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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Fighting Fraud

Experian, the dedicated information services company, has published its first annual global business report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. Entitled ‘Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Fraud Threats’, this...
Posted On 19 Aug 2016
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Ready for Brexit?

Thursday 23 June was a landmark occasion. The UK’s electorate took part in the European Union (EU) Referendum to decide the future fate of our membership within that Union, an institution of which we’ve been an essential element since the early 1970s. Collectively, the nation...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016
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Laws of the Land

Security-focused legislation drafted with a view towards providing stronger powers for disrupting extremists and tackling corruption, money laundering and tax evasion was announced as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Speech delivered to Parliament on Wednesday 18 May. The...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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Bigger Picture

While the majority of global organisations say that it’s now ‘vital’ their operations are insured against information security breaches, less than half (41%) are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, while just over a third have dedicated cyber security...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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Eyes To The Right

The latest detailed study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reveals how lone actor terrorists are often less secretive than might be expected. It argues that their behaviour and activity can provide warnings of extreme views or even an ‘intention to act’,...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
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Advisory Capacity

Risk and regulatory work is now officially the fastest-growing consulting service in the UK. Helping today’s organisations comply with the law, address cyber threats and manage the fall-out from unfortunate corporate episodes has led to double-digit growth in risk and...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016
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Rise of the CDO

The never-ending race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency to the full through the enhanced use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs) in post. As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016