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Hidden Figures: Is Critical Alarm Management Fuelling a Productivity Gap in UK Manufacturing?

‘Industry 4.0’ – characterised by new technologies that enable automation, data exchange and machine-to-machine communication – is billed as being the answer to manufacturing’s productivity challenge. The potential opportunities are great, but as industry moguls ponder headline...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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BIM Level 2 Accreditation: What Does It Mean for the Security Business Sector?

If you work in the construction sector, or have any involvement in building-related products and services, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is likely to have impacted you to a greater or lesser degree. In essence, BIM is a shared knowledge resource, providing all of the...
Posted On 02 May 2019
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Fatal Accidents and Criminal Liability: Examining the Legal Landscape

Fatal accidents are usually preventable, which leads to questions of responsibility and criminal liability. Here, Guy Bastable and Tom McNeill seek to explain those occasions when organisations and individuals will be found criminally liable, for which offences and with what...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Resilient by Design: Building Resilience in the UK’s Telecommunications Sector

Recent, high-profile network outages have shown how the convergence of people, processes and systems, accelerated by the introduction of new technologies, has created the potential for systemic failures to proliferate across the telecommunications ecosystem, impacting multiple...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Professional Services: A New Breed of Third Party Cyber Risk to Manage

Organisations are beholden to their suppliers. For a retailer it could mean the difference between having products on the shelves or not. For a manufacturer, it’s about securing the vital components and materials needed to build industry-leading products. In the UK, we are now...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Health, Safety and Environmental Management: Applying Data Science and AI

Effective health, safety and environmental (HSE) management is more crucial than ever, observes Ran Merkazy, and especially so in the high-risk, capital-intensive sectors including energy and oil/gas through to transportation. As legislation becomes more stringent, and public...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Software Containers: Defending Against the Security Risks

Software developers are making more use of software containers to deploy applications, observes Marco Rottigni. Analyst firm Gartner has predicted that around 50% of all global businesses will be running containers in production compared with just 20% in 2017. The reason for this...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Security By Design

When it comes to protection regimes for today’s organisations, there’s simply no ‘one size fits all’ solution. It’s a fact that every client and contract represents a unique proposition for the security companies with whom they engage. That being so, Anthony Owen outlines...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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Cyber Security: Why Hacking Isn’t Always Bad News

Cyber security is an evolving discipline. It’s an ongoing endeavour to beat the hackers and cyber criminals at their own game and mitigate the risk they represent. As Scott Nicholson points out, though, for many organisations this is easier said than done. While the...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Embassy Security: The Layered Response

As the representative offices of Governments overseas, Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions have always required high levels of security, and particularly so in areas where terrorist cells and disaffected groups may operate. As Tim Northwood outlines, the Best Practice...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019