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“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe technology firms are the least secure with 18% saying they have the furthest to go to improve security. Government (16%) and finance (14%) are two other industries that...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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SoloProtect and bpha announce partnership to boost lone worker safety

SoloProtect, the international lone worker solution provider, has announced an addition to its customer relationship with bpha, the Bedford-based Housing Association that manages over 19,000 homes across the Oxford to Cambridge arc. Keen to innovate and aware of the benefits that...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
Vinay Shrivastava
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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 2)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 2 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Security Convergence: Getting It Together

The convergence of security and other building technologies offers considerable commercial, operational and environmental benefits. Here, Alistair Enser explains how joining previously separate systems together avoids duplication of effort and increases efficiency, while at the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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FCA, ICO and FSCS warn insolvency practitioners and authorised firms on data use

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) have issued a joint statement warning insolvency practitioners and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
Dean Kernot of Vista CCTV and Nick Fisher (CEO of Facewatch) announce the new partnership
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Vista and Facewatch combine to realise GDPR-compliant facial recognition solution

Vista CCTV and Facewatch, the retail crime deterrent solution that uses facial recognition, have announced a new partnership designed to deliver facial recognition software to the security industry. This new alliance offers large and small-scale business owners alike the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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ICO celebrates excellence in data protection with third annual award for practitioners

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is presently looking for data protection practitioners who have demonstrably exerted an outstanding impact within their host organisation. The call comes as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) invites entries for the third...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Data privacy “needs to become part of everyday conversations”

Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international event that occurs every year on 28 January, with its purpose being to raise awareness of and promote privacy and data protection Best Practice. While great strides have been taken, there’s a...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
John Davies
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The Perception of Safety as Part of Security

Ask anyone in the security industry if what they provide is valuable and delivers a positive service to people and the majority would say that it does, observes John Davies. Those of us who work in the industry, or those who benefit from it directly, are acutely aware of the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
Sarah Hayward-Turton
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020