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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
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Working Together to Fight Cheque Fraud

In terms of recent history, cheque fraud losses peaked in 2008 and, during the following decade, they reduced by more than 85%, which is far in excess of the decline in cheque volumes over the same period, writes Martin Ruda. However, the latest statistics reveal that cheque...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Caught in the Crossfire of Cyber Warfare

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019 doesn’t shy away from naming the four key protagonists when it comes to state-based cyber threats against our country. The comprehensive document sites China, Russia, North Korea and Iran as being actively...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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The Human Cost of Disruption on Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

It’s great to see many high-profile figures speaking out about the mental health issues they’ve faced in 2019, writes John Young. What’s highly encouraging to hear, too, is that many companies are actively educating their employees on the signs of stress and mental illness at...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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5G’s Roll-Out in the UK: A Case of Too Little, Too Soon?

5G has arrived – or has it? The new services are surprisingly limited in geographic coverage, performance and features, observes Nick Sacke, focusing on broadband-only applications. The massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity application of the services has been delayed to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

As practitioners right across the UK continually strive to improve upon fire safety and building standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Karen Trigg discusses the pressure now exerted on specialised housing landlords in their ongoing efforts to keep residents safe....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Under Data Pressure: Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

Over the last 18 months, it’s clear that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has contributed towards the complete overhaul of the way in which we handle our data. So many organisations have made strides forward and for the right reasons. Yet,...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society in the sense that it’s increasingly occupied with debating, preventing and managing risks that it itself has produced”. Beck was writing in the mid-1980s in a...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019