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National Cyber Security Centre defends nation against 600-plus cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the UK against more than 600 cyber attacks in the past year alone, bringing the total number to almost 1,800 since the Centre’s formation back in 2016. These figures are contained in the NCSC’s third Annual Review,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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European police chiefs focus on serious and organised crime at 2019 Convention

Serious and organised crime has been evolving over the last 20 years in terms of the number of criminal organisations, their modus operandi, the use of technology and organised crime’s ability to infiltrate infrastructures and the public sector and exploit legislative loopholes....
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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HSBC GTRF introduces “industry-leading” financial crime detection systems

HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) business has deployed an industry-leading anti-money laundering (AML) system and an automated sanctions checking system as part of its ongoing efforts to improve financial crime detection. In what’s an industry first,...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
Trevor Ball
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Data-Driven Facilities Management: Realising Enhanced Security

Ever since the inception of the Internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in particular, the storage and use of data has expanded considerably, writes Trevor Ball. A 2018 report by IBM found that 90% of the data in the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
Steven Webb
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Digitalisation and Cyber Risk: The Key Questions for Today’s Organisations

It’s difficult to avoid discussions about digital trends, business models and the resulting benefits. The world’s most valued organisations provide digital services. Private investment in new digital start-ups is sky high, while the benefits to organisations of digitalising...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report produced by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre identifies “significant flaws” with the way in which live facial recognition technology was trialled in London by...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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Abloy launches RIBA-approved CPD course on ‘Digital Transformation in Physical Security’

Abloy UK has introduced a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training course approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and entitled ‘Digital Transformation in Physical Security’. Specifiers and end users of access control systems who complete the course...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019
Nick Sacke
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Are Organisations Capitalising on the Opportunities Presented by the IoT?

The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) market is impressive, with analysts predicting that the number of connected devices around the world is on track to grow to almost 31 billion by 2025. The increase in the number of connected assets has enabled organisations to amass a...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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European businesses signal ‘growing security gap’ amid mass digital transformation

Thales has revealed a growing security gap among European businesses, with almost a third (29%) of surveyed enterprises experiencing a breach last year and only a little more than half (55%) believing their digital transformation deployments to be either very or extremely secure....
Posted On 21 May 2019
Jamie Wilson
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019