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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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GDPR anniversary “highlights need for businesses to change attitudes towards data protection”

With the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now upon us, a prominent data expert is warning that companies need to change their attitude towards the legislation. Hellen Beveridge, privacy lead at Data Oversight, suggests that when it comes to the...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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BBC’s Kate Adie announced as opening Keynote Speaker at Infosecurity Europe 2019

As part of what is an already inspiring conference line-up, Infosecurity Europe’s organisers have now announced that renowned BBC broadcaster and author Kate Adie will be delivering the opening Keynote at this year’s event on Tuesday 4 June (from 10.15 am-11.05 am). Also...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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‘The Future of Cash’ Conference set to highlight inherent dangers of “cashless world”

People urgently need to wake up to the implications of the disappearance of cash as society faces the ‘dangers’ of a cashless world. That’s the view of the organisers behind the aptly-titled ‘The Future of Cash’ Conference. The event will see central bankers and...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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G4S plays major role in release of new security-centric 12-sided £1 coin to general public

According to the Bank of England, approximately one-in-30 £1 coins in circulation are counterfeits, so it was an absolute priority to introduce a new highly secure coin that’s much harder to copy. The Royal Mint is now producing 1.5 billion of the new 12-sided £1 coins,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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Anti-counterfeiting device on new Bank of England £5 note wins Best Applied Security Product Award

An anti-counterfeiting device featured on the new Bank of England £5 polymer banknote won the Best Applied Security Product Award at the recent Holography Awards 2016. The Kinegram Colors foil stripe from Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co was praised by the Judges. The new £5 note...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Duo of ‘Golden Ticket’ passes on offer for biggest cyber security competition of 2016

PwC has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for the “most sophisticated” Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass event to date, which is to be staged from 2-4 November in London. In addition, a competition organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK and PwC will see t...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
The new polymer £5 note soon to be issued by the Bank of England
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IHMA heralds introduction of security-centric polymer £5 note by Bank of England

The advent of the new plastic £5 banknote heralds “an exciting opportunity” that showcases leading-edge developments in security devices for currency applications. That’s the considered view of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May launches Joint Fraud Task Force in conjunction with National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a new Task Force designed to crack down on fraud in the UK, at the same time stating that “fraud shames our financial system”. The Joint Fraud Task Force will comprise key representatives from Government, law enforcement and the banking...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK stages “most realistic civilian cyber attack ever”

On Friday 20 November, the UK’s most promising amateur cyber defenders competed to avert a simulated biological attack on Church House within the Grounds of Westminster Abbey staged by a fictional cyber terrorist group. The competition, known as ‘Masterclass’...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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