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Physical Information Security: Neglect It At Your Peril

Mark Harper discusses how the continual mainstream media focus on cyber attacks and digital data breaches means that organisations could be in danger of neglecting their physical information security, duly highlighting the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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NFCC calls for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of the NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical Review of Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
Anna Averkiou
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Former BBC journalist Anna Averkiou appointed media advisor to The Security Institute

The Security Institute’s senior leadership team has announced that former BBC journalist, Anna Averkiou, has accepted a position as Board advisor in the area of media engagement. An international journalist, part-time journalism lecturer, media consultant and trainer,...
Posted On 24 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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David McCann appointed to risk and resilience director’s role at Cordant Security

Cordant Security, part of the Cordant Group, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of David McCann to the role of risk and resilience director. McCann will now oversee the risk mitigation and resilience requirements for the company and its...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Meetings, networking and learning underpin Total Security Summit in Manchester

UK security professionals converged on the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester on 8 and 9 October for two full working days of networking, connection building and education at the Total Security Summit. More than 65 delegates and a host of leading industry suppliers talked through...
Posted On 08 Nov 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
Professor Chris Kemp
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Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) 2018: Q&A with Professor Chris Kemp

With the second edition of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) now fast approaching, Official Media Partner Risk Xtra interviews Mind Over Matter’s CEO Professor Chris Kemp, who’s involved in programming for the day, to gain a flavour of what’s in store for...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Organiser ILMC unveils agenda for Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) 2018

The conference agenda for the second annual Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) – for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – has been announced and more than doubles the number of discussion topics and presentations from the inaugural edition held last...
Posted On 22 Aug 2018