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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
Phillip Wood MBE
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Living in ‘The Ideal World’

Imagine an ideal and risk-free world in which everyone would be charitable and mutually supportive. Everyone would be compassionate and friendly towards each other and malice would be rare (if it existed at all). It would be a world without envy or competition for status and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016
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UBM EMEA previews Borders & Infrastructure “show within a show” for IFSEC International 2017

UBM EMEA, the organiser of IFSEC International, has announced the launch of a new “show within a show” dedicated to border security, counter-terrorism and the protection of Critical National Infrastructure. Borders & Infrastructure, which takes place between 20-22 June 2017...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Hinkley Point C: Delay Highlights Utilities Sector Security Fears

The latest delay in the Government’s decision to back Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation at Hinkley Point C highlights fears over the security of the country’s utilities, writes Chris Plimley. It’s widely thought that fear about allowing China such close...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016
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Reliance High-Tech to deliver enhanced risk management service for mission-critical applications

Reliance High-Tech is set to provide enhanced risk management services for mission-critical applications – including Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), the utilities and global brands – under a new exclusive partnership agreement signed with Citicus. Citicus risk...
Posted On 04 May 2016
CIPRE 2016 runs next March in The Hague and features a twin-track conference programme for security professionals
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Institution of Engineering and Technology set to host round table debate at CIPRE

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is preparing to host a round table discussion populated by some of its leading experts at the third annual edition of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe (CIPRE), the conference and exhibition programme for...
Posted On 16 Oct 2015
Chris Plimley
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Data Centre Security: ‘Know Your Onions’

The data centre market is presently booming right across the globe and with it, explains Chris Plimley, the need for intelligent, integrated security systems designed from the outside in and with the potential intruder’s perspective very much in mind. The UK data centre market...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
IFSEC International 2015 runs at ExCeL London from 16-18 June
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UBM enters final countdown to IFSEC International 2015: ‘The Future of Security’

IFSEC International 2015 is only one week away from taking up residence at ExCeL London, where the show runs from Tuesday 16-Thursday 18 June. As the largest security show catering for a whole range of product areas across the security buying chain, the 2015 event will focus on...
Posted On 09 Jun 2015
The Tavcom Training Theatre is a hugely popular element of IFSEC International
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UBM reveals line-up for the Tavcom Training Theatre and Safe Cities feature at IFSEC International

Tavcom has announced the confirmed line-up of speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at the Tavcom Training Theatre during this year’s IFSEC International exhibition. As in previous years, the diversity of the subject matter covered by the free-to-attend...
Posted On 18 May 2015
Eddie Hirst: Director of Risk at Mitie TSM
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Critical Security Environments: the sector-based approach

A string of international incidents of late have served to highlight the considerable importance of national security for the UK. Whether they be in the form of terrorist alerts, severe weather or power outages, developing threats are affecting businesses more than ever before....
Posted On 18 May 2015