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Security for the Education Sector: Creating a Safe Environment in Schools

Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges school management teams face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can be deemed a difficult task. Andrew Shaw discusses the advantages of...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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The Duty of Care Contract: Developing a Culture of Mutual Responsibility

At its heart, Duty of Care is a social contract between the employer and the employee. The employer agrees to take care of the employee, while for their part the employee agrees to avoid unnecessary risk. All-too-often, however, both parties fail to live up to their obligations...
Posted On 22 Nov 2018
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Protecting Critical Data Networks with Fibre Optic Technology

Criminal cyber attacks have been an issue for decades, but in recent years this concept has evolved to a level where cyber warfare is now a very real concern for national infrastructure and defence, writes Kevin Berry. While commercial cyber attacks are estimated to cost the...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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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