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Cyber warfare “poses greater threat than ever” in 2020 warns Control Risks

The proliferation of a wide variety of cyber threats will make a high impact, cyber-enabled assault on critical infrastructure almost certain in 2020. This is one of the key forecasts made in RiskMap 2020, the global outlook for political and security risks in the year ahead...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Pixels Need Perspective: Video Surveillance and Privacy in Liberal Democracies

Surveillance technology – and, in particular, facial recognition – has become the subject of significant mainstream media debate over the past 12 months. In many cases it has been presented as a significant threat to our privacy and a danger to the very foundations of liberal...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Honeywell expands access reader offer with introduction of OmniAssure Touch

Honeywell is expanding its OmniAssure access control reader product line with the launch of the OmniAssure Touch access control solution. OmniAssure Touch provides advanced security against credential cloning and reader tampering, increases operator productivity when deploying...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
Anthony Leather
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The Rising Drone Threat: What Can Be Done to Mitigate the Risk?

Drone incidents are on the rise. Recent high-profile events have begun to show the potential damage and threat that drones can pose to Governments and commercial organisations as well as by dint of the targeting of individuals. This isn’t unexpected. Security experts have...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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OTCSA launched to deliver “comprehensive” cyber security guidelines for operational technology

Cyber attacks on critical and industrial infrastructure are on the rise, duly impacting operational reliability and business risk across all industries, including the utilities, manufacturing and oil and gas. Threats posed to operational technology (OT) – the hardware and...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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Resilience versus Reliability: Examining the Right Measures for Electric Power

On Friday 9 August, the UK felt the impacts of what was described by the National Grid as an “incredibly rare” event. The impacts were immediate: homes were plunged into darkness, traffic lights failed to work, trains were cancelled and passengers stranded, hospitals suspended...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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CNL Software and Cepton Technologies agree terms on strategic partnership

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions developer CNL Software has announced a technology partnership with Cepton Technologies, the orchestrator of industry-leading 3D sensing solutions. The partnership will drive the automation of threat detection, tracking and...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Malwarebytes reports staggering 363% spike in business ransomware detections

Malwarebytes, the advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution developer, has issued its latest quarterly threat report. Entitled ‘Cyber Crime Techniques and Tactics: Ransomware Retrospective’, this in-depth ransomware edition explores the shift in ransomware...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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Schneider Electric becomes Founding Member of ISA Global Cyber Security Alliance

Schneider Electric has joined the newly-formed International Society of Automation (ISA) Global Cyber Security Alliance as a Founding Member. The ISA created the Global Cyber Security Alliance to advance cyber security readiness and awareness in worldwide manufacturing and...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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De Montfort and Northumbria Universities recognised for cyber security excellence

Two UK universities have been added to the growing list of Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR), further enhancing the UK’s leading position in cyber security research. The two new centres at De Montfort University and Northumbria University have...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019