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How To Turn Compliance into a Competitive Business Advantage

Talking about compliance and competitive advantage in the same sentence can sound like a bit of an oxymoron, writes Andrew White, but as today’s security and risk management professionals face an ever more complex regulatory landscape, not only meeting compliance...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
Nicola Sharp
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EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: What It Means for Businesses

Nicola Sharp outlines the main points of the European Union’s (EU) Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and emphasises how important it is that those organisations operating in the business sector comply with its content. Friday 10 January 2020 is a date that the business...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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88% of UK businesses “harbour security concerns” around 5G network roll-out

Carbon Black, the cloud-native endpoint protection company, has issued the results of its third UK Threat Report based on a survey of 250 CIOs, CTOs and CISOs across the UK. The results show that the threat environment is “sustained and sophisticated” with phishing...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Fire Management and Building Regulations: What Lies Ahead?

According to a recent survey conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), although two-thirds of participants were fully aware of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, it’s thought that the review process itself has...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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BSI assists organisations in risk mitigation with bespoke assessment techniques  

Business improvement company BSI has released BS EN IEC 31010:2019 Risk Management – Risk Assessment Techniques to give guidance on how to select and apply risk assessment techniques in a wide range of contexts. Organisations have the duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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‘KYC’ compliance costing banks €50 million per annum as financial sanctions soar

A typical European bank serving ten million customers could save up to €10 million annually and avoid growing fines by the regulator by implementing technology to improve the ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) processes. That’s according to new research from Mitek and Consult...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions events ‘Unlock Compliance’ for Fire Door Safety Week 2019

Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire, yet the strict specification, maintenance and management of these doorsets is still not fully understood. This is something that ASSA ABLOY is passionate about changing. To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2019 (which...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Free Ports and Brexit: Examining the Money Laundering Risk

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked of the possible value of free ports to a post-Brexit UK, but Syedur Rahman warns that concerns about money laundering and other financial crime must be considered. Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ approach towards taking Britain out of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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High-profile GDPR fines “having greatest impact” on UK cyber security spend

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has highlighted that the recent large General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-centric fines levied against enterprise giants British Airways (BA) and Marriott International have had something of a ripple effect on...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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ABI issues revised guidelines to help insurers deal with clients’ criminal convictions

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has just issued valuable updated guidance notes to help insurers treat those individual clients with criminal convictions or related offences fairly, in compliance with the law and with high-level standards. The ABI Good Practice Guide...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019