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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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“Cyber readiness levels stall as attacks reach new heights of intensity” finds Hiscox study

A sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks is the key finding in a study of more than 5,400 organisations across seven countries commissioned by commercial insurer Hiscox. More than three out of every five firms (ie 61%) report one or more attacks in the past year,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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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
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London Borough of Newham fined by ICO for disclosing sensitive personal data on alleged gang members

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’ and its purpose is to record...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Ocucon Pixelate offers first-of-its-kind automatic full-body video redaction technology

Ocucon’s intelligent video redaction service – designated Ocucon Pixelate – is set to drastically reduce the cost of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in relation to CCTV images thanks to new automatic full-body video redaction. Part of a second...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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BSI urges businesses to achieve state of information resilience as cyber risk heightens

In a quickly evolving cyber landscape, organisations must achieve a state of information resilience to safeguard not only their data, but also their people, finances and reputation. That was the overriding message imparted at the inaugural BSI International Cyber Resilience...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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Security By Design

When it comes to protection regimes for today’s organisations, there’s simply no ‘one size fits all’ solution. It’s a fact that every client and contract represents a unique proposition for the security companies with whom they engage. That being so, Anthony Owen outlines...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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Cyber Security: Why Hacking Isn’t Always Bad News

Cyber security is an evolving discipline. It’s an ongoing endeavour to beat the hackers and cyber criminals at their own game and mitigate the risk they represent. As Scott Nicholson points out, though, for many organisations this is easier said than done. While the...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead selects Genetec for major community safety upgrade

Genetec – the technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions – has been selected by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) to provide region-wide CCTV monitoring and assist with community safety. The...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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ASIS International heralds year-on-year growth of flagship educational event in Europe

ASIS International, the dedicated association for practising security professionals, is “excited” by the growth of the organisation’s flagship event in Europe. With two weeks to go before ASIS Europe 2019: From Risk to Resilience opens its doors in Rotterdam on...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019