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Outdated firmware placing security cameras at risk of cyber attack

Outdated camera firmware and the failure to change default passwords are two of the biggest weaknesses when it comes to organisations’ cyber security defences in the surveillance arena. As the number of interconnected security devices continues to grow, keeping pace with...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Ethical surveillance under discussion at Global MSC Security Conference 2019

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November, security practitioners, law enforcement professionals, academics and policymakers joined forces in Bristol to debate the ethical use of surveillance at the 21st edition of the annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition. Official...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Skills for Security hosts inaugural security systems competition at WorldSkillsUK

The first-ever Electronic Security Systems Competition has taken place at WorldSkillsUK in Birmingham. Hosted by Skills for Security, six of the best apprentices from across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland competed over a two-day competition with the eventual winner being...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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BSIA Briefing

There are a reported 30,000 skilled engineers required in the fire and security industry to meet customer demand. This problem will worsen over the next five years (according to the Government), where the engineering sector as a whole will face a skills shortage of over 200,000....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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IDIS video technology boosts security at Swanshurst School in Birmingham

One of Birmingham’s top secondary schools has switched to IDIS video technology in a determined drive to improve security, safety and standards of personal behaviour. With its ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating, Swanshurst School is one of the city’s most popular destinations for girls’...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Christmas Cash-in-Transit safety campaign launched by BSIA and North West ROCU

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has partnered with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) to launch a short animation video as part of concerted ongoing efforts to educate members of the public about how they can help to keep their communities safe...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Dyfed Powys Police wins Global MSC Security’s Gordon McLanaghan Award 2019

Global MSC Security has presented Dyfed Powys Police with its Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award for 2019 in recognition of an initiative led by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Dafydd Llywelyn, to deliver a centralised CCTV surveillance operation across four...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Jacksons Fencing launches LPCB Issue 8-certified security mesh perimeter protection system

Perimeter security solutions manufacturer Jacksons Fencing has expanded its range of certified products with Securi-Mesh A1. The new product is a 358 mesh, commonly referred to as prison mesh, and designed for applications that specifically demand robust and reliable security....
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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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