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‘Island Hopping’: An Assessment of Growing Security Threats to the Aviation Sector

When we think about the industries that have the most to lose from a serious cyber attack, our minds probably immediately veer towards the finance, healthcare and energy sectors. That’s with good reason. As our own research here at Carbon Black highlights, 78% of investor...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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‘Deter, Detect, Impede’: Safeguarding Organisations and Individuals from Kidnap

There’s no doubt that kidnapping remains one of the most frightening crimes that could happen to an individual, writes the Blackstone Consultancy. The term kidnapping covers a broad range of related crimes, with each case differing in its objective, degree, severity and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Protecting National Borders: The New Generation of Motion Detection Technology

The current refugee crisis remains a hot topic. It’s one that reverberates across so many aspects of politics, commerce and everyday life. Recent figures issued by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) suggest that there are now 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide,...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Effective Third Party Risk Management in Financial Services

In the last few years, we’ve seen the frequency and severity of third party cyber attacks against global financial institutions continue to increase, writes Tom Turner. One of the biggest reported attacks against financial organisations occurred in early 2016, when $81...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Payment Processes in Retail: Evolving to Deliver Convenience and Security

Contactless payments, smart phones and e-commerce are delivering speed and convenience to consumers and, as a result, debit cards have nudged cash from the ‘most frequently used method of payment’ top slot in the UK. While card payments start to outstrip cash payments, there are...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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The Evolution of Identity Credentials: New Ways of Controlling Access

Access control is defined as “the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource”. For an automatic access control system to function, it requires a means of identifying individuals to determine their access rights. The form of identification can be anything from a...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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Industrial Control Systems: Securing The Heartbeat of Critical Infrastructure

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are a specialised set of physical and cyber systems that drive production for critical infrastructure industries such as power generation and distribution, oil production and refining, chemical manufacturing and more, observes Mark Carrigan. ICS...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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The Value of Certification in the Security and Fire Safety Supply Chain

Security and fire safety are very much at the forefront of the public consciousness in 2018. Questions are now being asked more frequently than ever before as to how people, properties and assets can be best protected. All purchasers, from domestic to commercial and community...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Fire Doors: Are Yours Fit for Purpose?

Fire doors are doors with fire-resistance ratings that are used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and enable safe egress from a building. In the wake of Fire Door Safety Week, which ran...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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Digital Advancements: Helping Front Line Emergency and Security Services

The ability to share timely and accurate data is extremely valuable. It’s even more critical for security operations and the Emergency Services, who need to work closely together to manage often challenging and dangerous situations. Simon Hall examines the importance of data...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018