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Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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PCCs set to receive additional £35 million for tackling violent criminality

Eighteen Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced. Violence Reduction Units bring together different organisations...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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HelpSystems announces Clearswift acquisition to expand cyber security portfolio

HelpSystems has announced that it will acquire Clearswift, the UK-based content threat protection software company. Clearswift’s award-winning deep content inspection capability enables information to be scanned as it enters or leaves the organisation, allowing sensitive data to...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Data-Driven Facilities Management: Realising Enhanced Security

Ever since the inception of the Internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in particular, the storage and use of data has expanded considerably, writes Trevor Ball. A 2018 report by IBM found that 90% of the data in the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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Barracuda study indicates e-mail attacks exerting “major impact” on businesses

Barracuda, the provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released the key findings from a report entitled ‘2019 e-mail Security Trends’. Commissioned by the company, the research surveyed global IT stakeholders to capture their experiences and attitudes about...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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IBM Security study highlights 12% escalation in data breach costs post-2014

IBM Security has announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on today’s organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Cloud-Based Access Control: Improving Security in More Ways Than One

Access control has always been at the forefront of building security. Traditionally, access control systems have come in the form of conventional lock and key methods, electronic systems or a combination of the two. Today, cloud-based systems are changing the market landscape,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019