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ICO calls for views on application for powers under Proceeds of Crime Act

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham invites views on her office being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. Personal data has a monetary value and is increasingly being recognised and treated as a commodity...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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PAC & GDX demonstrates smart thinking with new Architect range of readers

PAC & GDX, the  provider of access control and door entry solutions, has announced the availability of its new Architect range of readers. By integrating cutting-edge radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth technologies into the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society in the sense that it’s increasingly occupied with debating, preventing and managing risks that it itself has produced”. Beck was writing in the mid-1980s in a...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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“Cyber crime becoming bolder and shifting in focus” asserts Europol report

Europol’s 2019 cyber crime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments. Cyber crime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Dr Guy Bunker
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The GDPR and Boards of Directors: Paying Attention to Cyber Security

Cyber security is a topic that’s consistently dominating the mainstream press and we’re seeing an increase in global organisations being put in the spotlight because of targeted breaches, writes Guy Bunker. However, recent research conducted by Clearswift has found...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Steven Webb
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Facial Recognition Technology: Preventing The Loss of Data

While we all continue to take and share a huge number of photos with various arrays of smart phones and tablets, there’s now an increasing concern about how people’s biometric data is being kept and subsequently used. This is mainly due to a certain level of consumer...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Seminar series topics for SiX unveiled by organiser Pro-Activ Publications

The topics for the free Professional Security Installer (PSI) seminar stream at the upcoming SiX event have been announced by organiser Pro-Activ Publications. The PSI seminar stream consists of key information regarding the day-to-day running, growth and success of security...
Posted On 11 Sep 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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Most businesses “ignoring security” when investing in new technology

As businesses strive towards digital transformation, a new report by UK software company Advanced has revealed that only 24% of organisations are prioritising security when it comes to technology investment. These findings come as a blow as separate reports (the Hiscox Cyber...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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Organisations’ understanding of data “not greatly improved by GDPR” warns ICSA

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not yet led to a substantial improvement in organisations’ understanding of their data. That’s according to the results of a poll conducted by ICSA: The Governance Institute in conjunction with...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019