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Risk Management: Upgrading the Approach to Access Control

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a mantra that often describes the best course of action for many situations in life, writes Nick Smith. It’s a phrase that’s probably best suited to something like a bookcase or an oven, but it also often describes the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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The Growing Importance of Risk Transfer and Cyber Insurance

As data mega-breaches dominate the mainstream news headlines, businesses worldwide are necessarily focusing on how to manage and mitigate cyber risk. The Marriott breach is only the latest in a litany of incidents whose repercussions will surely echo for a long time to come, but...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Five Essential Tools for Supply Chain Risk Management

All areas of risk management – including supply chain risk management – involve ‘blind spots’. To be effective in this field, asserts Jake Olcott, risk professionals must account for risks from a wide variety of sources, from bad password management...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Print and Printer Security: Why The Threat is Real

Cyber security is, of course, already high on the agenda for both risk professionals and C-Suite executives who have realised the financial cost, legal implications and reputational damage that can result from a serious data breach.  However, while most responsible organisations...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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The Importance of Business Risk to the Enterprise

Business risk is foundational to business risk intelligence, but it’s also commonly misunderstood because its scope extends far beyond what security practitioners typically deal with on a daily basis. Broadly speaking, asserts Josh Lefkowitz, business risk refers to the...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Improving Life Safety in the HMO Sector: Better Protection for Properties and Occupants

Fire episodes and general life safety issues within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are being discussed more so now than ever before. With a number of high-profile events casting a spotlight on the overriding importance of the subject, leaders from a multitude of sectors and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Leaving the European Union: How Might Brexit Affect Contractors in the UK?

With 29 March 2019 edging ever closer and the politicians still arguing their myriad points in the House of Commons, everyone is waiting with baited breath to see what the effects of the decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be, both in the short and longer terms. For...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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Botnets and Machine Learning: A Story of ‘Hide and Seek’

Botnets have been a major issue in the cyber security industry. As techniques to stop them have come into play, so the bots have evolved ways of navigating their way around these solutions. Leonidas Plagakis explains why machine learning may be the industry’s best chance of...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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Emerging Trends for the Global Video Surveillance Market

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, the demand for pioneering CCTV surveillance systems is becoming increasingly prominent. Originally, CCTV surveillance systems were simply used as a deterrent, but as technology has evolved, both in terms of capability and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019