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Government’s all-new specialist financial crime unit set to crack down on prison gangs

A new specialist unit will identify and freeze bank accounts linked to organised crime behind bars, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced. In the latest measure designed to tackle the criminal kingpins who fuel drug dealing and violence in Britain’s jails,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018
Stephen Smith
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The Relentless March of the Cybermen

Cyber security is the protection of Internet-connected systems – including hardware, software and data – from cyber attacks. In a computing context, security comprises cyber security and physical security. Both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorised...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to ensure that the personal data held on its network was properly secured. On 16 October 2017, a member of the public found a USB memory stick which had been...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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NCSC releases core questions to help Britain’s biggest Boards understand cyber risk

Experts in cyber security have published new guidelines for Britain’s corporate leaders to equip them with the basic technical details they need to understand the threats they face in cyber space, and to direct effectively their organisation’s response to them. Specialists from...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Successful threat intelligence programmes save UK businesses £6 million on average in past 12 months

Security platform provider ThreatConnect’s latest survey, entitled ‘Building A Threat Intelligence Programme’, reports that cyber security decision-makers inside organisations with mature threat intelligence programs (70%) say their infrastructure has blocked...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
Uri Guterman
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SD Cards: The Unsung Heroes of Video Surveillance

SD cards are small and tucked away, but we should never take them for granted as they can make a significant contribution towards end users achieving maximum benefit from their video surveillance systems. Here, Uri Guterman sings the praises of SD cards and provides some...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by ICO for data security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack that took place last year. The incident, which occurred between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
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International Security Expo 2018: ‘Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Security’

International Security Expo 2018 runs at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November and showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative products designed to enhance UK security. Also featured across the two-day Expo are no less than 13 free-to-attend (and...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
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Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber White Paper addresses cyber security skills shortage

Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber have published a joint White Paper entitled ‘E is for Efficiency’ which focuses on the five key trends and technologies that could “dramatically reduce” the impact of the cyber security skills shortage by creating much...
Posted On 30 Aug 2018
Daniel Hardy
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NBCS celebrates inaugural year of success for Associate Membership scheme

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is celebrating a successful first year for its Associate Membership...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018