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The risks of long-term lockdown

The risks associated with working from home have been well-documented this year, from a decline in productivity and feelings of isolation through to difficulties in accessing stable broadband. But according to Dave Waterson, CEO at SentryBay perhaps the greatest risk of all has...
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Are security officers underestimated by the public?

The current public perception of security officers seen as playing an ‘essential role’ in the United Kingdom, both prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only ‘slightly ahead of traffic wardens’, according to a recent survey. Perceptions of the security officer,...
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Did you evaluate the cloud continuity risks?

Research from Databarracks has revealed just 46% of UK organisations had evaluated their continuity risks for cloud services compared with on-premises IT in the months before widespread remote working – and the accompanying growth in the use of cloud applications – began. The...
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How to approach public warning systems

Countries across the world are increasingly faced with the need to use public warning systems to keep their populations alerted to risks and emergencies. In Europe, a handful of nations, including Norway, Sweden and Iceland, are already using these systems, but a deadline is...
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Do you learn lessons from disaster movies?

What business continuity lessons can be learned from disaster movies? Asks Chris Butler, Lead Principal Consultant, Resilience & Security, Sungard Availability Services Disruption, a word which many businesses are very much used to now, can often have disastrous effects on...
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The real living wage and the security sector

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate, examines important challenges facing the security sector, including potential future skilled labour shortages and the value of the real Living Wage. There are now over 6500 Living Wage employers in the UK,...
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AI: managing cost and maximising ROI

Technology is an ever-changing beast and, while there are always new opportunities to innovate, one also risks getting left behind. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of today’s most discussed technologies, meaning businesses are rushing to implement it so as to avoid missing a...
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How will security look post-COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept over the world in seemingly no time at all has forced almost every company out there to drastically alter how they do their business. From start-ups to international corporations, you’d be hard pressed to find a brand that hasn’t been...
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The benefits of hosted access control

Morphean CEO, Rodrigue Zbinden, looks at the transformation of access control as a result of integration in the cloud, and considers the many benefits, even in challenging times.  Cloud is playing an important role in keeping businesses afloat during the current global COVID-19...
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How to protect laboratories and pharma businesses

Tips from Charter Global on how best to protect your science-based business As a profitable industry, laboratories and pharmaceuticals have significant insurance premiums when regarding research equipment and machinery, medical and scientific professionals and chemicals. The...