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Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out. As a result of several high-profile...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Testing Times: The CBEST Scheme and Simulated Cyber Attack Scenarios

CBEST is the Bank of England’s intelligence-led cyber adversary simulation framework, used for testing systemically critical financial organisations through simulated cyber attack scenarios based on real-world threats and risks. As Owen Wright explains, a CBEST exercise lasts...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020
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Raising Standards: Maintaining Supply Chain Integrity in Guarding Services

The procurement of additional labour to support service delivery in the security guarding and event management sectors is common practice and gives companies the flexibility to scale operations effectively. When professionally managed, this extension of the labour force ensures...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Fighting Cyber Criminals in the Retail Industry

With the UK’s High Streets floundering amid falling consumer power and rising import prices, the country’s retailers have turned towards digitalisation to improve their customer experience and find efficiency savings in a struggling retail sector. However, as Anthony...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Delivering Secure Communications Across Wireless Networks

As the worldwide adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) gathers speed, security of the data retrieved and shared by these applications becomes an increasingly crucial issue, writes Marc Pegulu. There’s a real threat of data passed between parties via the IoT being...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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Seeing Clearly in the Cloud

Say the word ‘smart’ to most business leaders and you’ll hear a host of different perspectives on what it actually means. For some, the Smart Cities of the future will spring to mind. For others, it’s all about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. Within the video...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Businesses Branching Out: Recognising 50 Shades of Brexit

Whether you’re for it or against it, the reality for many businesses wishing to trade within Europe in a post-Brexit world is that a mainland European outpost might be needed. Many large financial services organisations have already relocated staff away from the City of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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The Evolution of IoT with 5G: Future-Proofing Current IoT Investment

Given the fact that there are close to a billion cellular Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed today, and with introduction of 5G, will latter replace all the existing IoT technologies and will the current investment in IoT become obsolete? The simple answer is...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Wearable Technology: Making Improvements to Workplace Health and Safety

There have been many arguments made about how the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could replace the role of workers across numerous industries, writes Axel Schmidt. However, the reality of the situation is that full automation isn’t a pragmatic approach and...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019