Tom Knierim
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
Delfina Chain
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Laying the Groundwork for Combating AI-Powered Cyber Crime

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being applied to diverse use cases, from consumer-oriented devices such as voice-controlled personal assistants and self-directed vacuum cleaners, through to groundbreaking business applications that optimise everything from drug discovery...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
Neil Williams
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The Serious Fraud Office and LIBOR: The End of the Line

Here, Neil Williams explains why nobody should be surprised that, seemingly out of the blue, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) recently ended its lengthy investigation into the suspected rigging of LIBOR – the London Interbank Offered Rate and the benchmark interest rate that tracks...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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Deepfake Videos: When Good Technology Turns Bad

More than a decade ago, leading UK investigative journalist Nick Davies published Flat Earth News, an exposé of how the mass media had abdicated its responsibility to the truth. Davies argued that newsroom pressure to publish more stories faster than their competitors had led to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Money Laundering in UK plc: The Dirty Secret That Will Not Go Away

A new report produced by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International lays bare what it believes is massive and carefully planned money laundering in the UK. Here, Syedur Rahman voices concern about the effectiveness of the authorities’ efforts designed to tackle it. ...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Alan Calder
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Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the Boardroom agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses here in the UK have said that they’ve identified at least one cyber security breach in the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising risk management professionals to offer...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI
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Working Together: Raising Standards in the Fire Safety Sector

Appointed by BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) provides third party certification to companies offering design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services for various fire protection and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Tackling Bribery and Corruption: Is the United States ‘Going It Alone’?

Jay Clayton, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has boldly stated that his country is the only one tackling the scourge of bribery and corruption to any great degree. Here, Syedur Rahman highlights some of the key reasons why he believes that statement...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019