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Conference programme and speaker line-up finalised for Smart Cities UK 2018

Smart Cities UK 2018 – for which Risk UK is the Official Media Partner – runs at Stamford Bridge, the home of current Premier League champions Chelsea FC, on Thursday 1 February. Joint organisers Ascent Events and 4AllOfUs have now finalised and confirmed the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
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Churchill Services Group moves to acquire AOS Security Ltd and establish stronger profile

Churchill Services Group has announced the acquisition of AOS Security Ltd in a bold bid to further enhance service capability and continue the strategy of establishing a stronger profile for the business within the UK’s security industry. In the wake of this deal,...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
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Services business Cordant Group all set to become UK’s largest Social Enterprise

Cordant Group – the UK’s second largest recruitment and services business and which includes Cordant Security – has announced its new status as a Social Enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, in due course the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits into...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches “remain major cause of loss”

Ransomware attacks continued to burgeon in the first half of 2017, showing a rise of 50% over the first half of 2016. Hacking and malware attacks (of which ransomware attacks form a growing part) continue to be the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 32% of all cyber...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Threats “rapidly evolving and increasing in magnitude” warns Cisco’s Mid-Year Cyber Security Report

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to offer new opportunities for cyber criminals, with its security weaknesses – many of them ripe for exploitation – playing a central role in enabling criminal campaigns to exert an escalating impact. That’s the stark...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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HID Global “first to enable end-to-end ID and access management for physical and IT security”

HID Global, the secure identity solutions specialist, has announced “the industry’s first end-to-end identity and access management solution” that enables Government agencies and other organisations requiring higher security to use a single credential for accessing...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
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Evolve IP study finds “significant disconnect” between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

When it comes to assessing an organisation’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect appears to exist between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly seven in every ten CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organisation is very prepared to recover from...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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Lone worker safety “essential” for businesses as British Summer Time officially ends

Sunday 30 October saw British Summer Time (BST) officially coming to an end, with extended hours of darkness now upon us. Personal safety should be of the utmost importance the whole year round, of course, but particularly so during these darker nights, where the risks of crime...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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ForeScout Survey: “65% of enterprises lack visibility and control of IoT devices on the network”

ForeScout Technologies, a specialist in the field of ‘agentless’ cyber security, has issued the findings of its new European Perceptions, Preparedness and Strategies for IoT Security Survey. The research reveals that, while the majority of respondents acknowledge the...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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“Employees’ security hygiene worsening as ransomware exposes insider negligence” warns Ponemon Institute report

At a time when ransomware and other attack techniques that exploit insider negligence are becoming rampant, only 39% of end users believe they take all of the appropriate steps needed to protect company data accessed and used in the course of their jobs. This represents a sharp...
Posted On 31 Aug 2016