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“Electronic signatures valid for executing documents” affirms Law Commission

Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including on those occasions where there’s a

‘How to Hire a Great Chief Risk Officer’ addressed by all-new IRM guidance

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has released new guidance on hiring for the most senior risk positions. The

Vanderbilt adds third party biometric readers to ever-expanding portfolio

State-of-the-art security systems developer Vanderbilt has recently announced the addition of three ZKTeco

Traka looks after key management for business protection company Guarding UK

Traka has become the key management solution of choice for multi-sector business protection management company

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust deploys Everbridge solutions to support crucial IT infrastructure

Critical event management and enterprise safety software applications specialist Everbridge has announced that

CSC UK calls on business community to take lead in tackling cyber crime

Cyber Security Connect UK (CSC UK), the forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), has called upon UK

Videx enhances 4000 Series keypads thanks to new features and functionality

Access control and door entry systems provider Videx has introduced a new range of its 4000 Series keypads that

Voice alarm system BIM Objects unveiled by specialist developer Baldwin Boxall

Baldwin Boxall has just announced the availability of BIM Objects for its specialist VIGIL3 and VIGIL2 voice alarm

Race to lock down cyber security vendors intensifies as more technologies at risk

The cyber security sector’s largest-ever deal, specifically Broadcom’s landmark acquisition of Symantec for $10.7

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

Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet WAVE integrated with BlueBox’s video wall controllers

The technology partnership established between BlueBox Video and Hanwha Techwin means that images captured by

Biometrics incorporated within Inner Range’s Inception access control solution

A new firmware update for Inner Range’s intelligent access control system Inception means that end users can now

City of London Police and Microsoft crack down on fraudulent Indian Call Centres

Two criminal Call Centres in Kolkata, which were instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone,

Security Industry Authority licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

On Thursday 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one

Magenta Security Services backs First Aid training for licensed security officers

Magenta Security Services is strongly supporting the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) decision to require

NCA secures multi-million pound asset portfolio following proceeds of crime investigation

Property worth up to £8.1 million – including a villa in Tenerife, a Range Rover Evoque and 16 addresses in

FPA’s leader strongly urges Government to mandate third party certification

Focusing on the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, Fire Protection Association (FPA) managing

Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent

Cyber Security Connect UK welcomes UK’s cyber security elite in Monaco

Cyber Security Connect UK, the exclusive conference and industry forum for Chief Information Security Officers

12-hour shifts “have significant negative impact” on CCTV operators’ health

CCTV operators in most UK Monitoring Centres are working long hours which can prove detrimental to their

Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing encourages Editors to “build a partnership”

The head of Counter-Terrorism Policing has encouraged Editors of the UK’s media to help build a partnership which

Police resilience and well-being trial sparks positive results for front line officers

A six-month trial examining the resilience and well-being of more than 1,000 serving police officers and staff has

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 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,

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

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“Electronic signatures valid for executing documents” affirms Law Commission

Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including on those occasions where there’s a statutory requirement for a signature, the Law Commission has confirmed. This means that, in most cases, electronic signatures can be used as a viable alternative to...
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‘How to Hire a Great Chief Risk Officer’ addressed by all-new IRM guidance

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has released new guidance on hiring for the most senior risk positions. The organisation also remarks on a shortage of candidates for senior level positions and calls on organisations to ensure that their professional development schemes and...
Posted On 15 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
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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

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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...
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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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Vanderbilt adds third party biometric readers to ever-expanding portfolio

State-of-the-art security systems developer Vanderbilt has recently announced the addition of three ZKTeco biometric readers to its ever-expanding access control products portfolio. This news follows on from the launch of the company’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) readers, plus the...
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Videx enhances 4000 Series keypads thanks to new features and functionality

Access control and door entry systems provider Videx has introduced a new range of its 4000 Series keypads that offers improved features and functionality. The range includes three new models that replace the existing keypads and now feature an adjustable backlit keypad that’s...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019

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Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate launched by Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced the addition of a new Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate to its existing portfolio of qualifications. This qualification introduces the concepts behind supply chain risk management and equips risk practitioners and others...
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FIA develops new Level 3 qualification in fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is offering training to a new Level 3 qualification for the fire detection and alarms (FD&A) sector, namely the FIA Awarding Organisation Level 3 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises. This qualification...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019

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CSC UK calls on business community to take lead in tackling cyber crime

Cyber Security Connect UK (CSC UK), the forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), has called upon UK businesses to take the lead in tackling cyber crime following the publication of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019. The NCSC’s...
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Race to lock down cyber security vendors intensifies as more technologies at risk

The cyber security sector’s largest-ever deal, specifically Broadcom’s landmark acquisition of Symantec for $10.7 billion, set the tone for an uptick in transaction volume and continuously strong valuations. That’s according to Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of global...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019