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Customised CCTV control helps Ealing Council double rate of incident detection

Since upgrading to a new Borough-wide surveillance solution from Synectics, operators based in Ealing Council’s new Public Safety CCTV Control Centre have doubled detection rates. The team now logs over 11,000 incidents of criminal or anti-social activity each year. According to...
Posted On 01 Jun 2019
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“Over eight-in-ten companies experience third party failure” states Deloitte study

According to new research conducted by Deloitte, more than eight-in-ten organisations globally (83%) have experienced a third party incident – such as a supplier losing data after falling victim to a cyber attack – in the past three years. The figure rises to 90% of all UK-based...
Posted On 31 May 2019
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“Data privacy fines increased by £2 million in 2018” finds PwC’s Enforcement Tracker

Figures from PwC’s 2018 Privacy and Security Enforcement Tracker show the sum of monetary penalties issued to UK organisations for breaching data protection laws in 2018 totalled more than £6.5 million. That’s over £2 million more than in the previous year. In the fifth...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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GDPR anniversary “highlights need for businesses to change attitudes towards data protection”

With the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now upon us, a prominent data expert is warning that companies need to change their attitude towards the legislation. Hellen Beveridge, privacy lead at Data Oversight, suggests that when it comes to the...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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UK businesses “struggling” with requests for personal information in GDPR era

One year on from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, a new study suggests that many UK businesses are struggling to process requests from customers who are exercising their right to access the personal information stored about...
Posted On 29 May 2019
Uri Guterman
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Complying with the GDPR by ‘De-Identifying’ Recorded Video

Uri Guterman explains how system integrators can help their end user clients comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by ‘de-identifying’ recorded video.  The European Union’s GDPR has spurred on companies and organisations in all...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Specific data breach roles outlined by heads of NCSC and ICO at key cyber conference

The victims of cyber incidents stand to benefit from an improved approach towards breaches between the UK’s technical authority for cyber threats (the National Cyber Security Centre) and its independent authority for data protection (the Information Commissioner’s Office)....
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Most UK businesses left “unprepared to respond” as cyber attacks soar in Q1 2019

As we approach the first anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cyber attacks are rocketing in 2019 with more than half of British firms reporting cyber attacks this year. Among firms reporting attacks, average losses associated with...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
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(ISC)² adds four new courses to Professional Development Institute’s portfolio

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the availability of a range of new courses for its Professional Development Institute (PDI) portfolio. PDI course offerings are free to (ISC)² members and associates. Up to 35...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019
Mark Harper
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Official Changes in the Destruction of Sensitive Data

Recent updates made by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) raise a number of questions over the effectiveness of third party document shredding services, writes Mark Harper. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandating the destruction...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019