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STANLEY Security protects Finlays’ servers thanks to biometric access control

STANLEY Security has installed a biometric access control system at beverage company Finlays’ Pontefract site to protect its server rooms. A company with over 265 years heritage, Finlays currently owns and operates tea estates, extraction facilities for tea, coffee and plant...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Businesses boost diversity in IT/ICT and cyber security to attract and retain top staff

(ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has released the headline findings from its forthcoming study into workplace and hiring diversity in IT/ICT and cyber security roles. The independent ‘blind’ study of...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
Chris Russell
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GDPR: The Compliance Countdown has Begun

New regulations governing how European organisations approach data security will be enshrined into law on 25 May, imposing a host of new data security obligations for businesses operating within the European Union (EU). Chris Russell explores the operational implications. The aim...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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Businesses need to “get real” about cyber security warns the Institute of Directors

Businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned, with under a third (28%) of cyber attacks being reported to the police. In a new report entitled Cyber Security: Underpinning The Digital Economy, which is supported by...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Rise of the CDO

The never-ending race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency to the full through the enhanced use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs) in post. As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
Dean Kernot
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Access Control: Is ‘The Cloud’ a Genuine Alternative?

For so long now, access control solutions have been broken down into two distinct types – namely networked or stand-alone – and this has served the market pretty well. However, as end user needs and requirements change with time, we need to ask ourselves whether cloud...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016
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More executives state responsibility for data security should reside outside of IT

Many UK businesses are confused about who should manage data security procedures, leaving them at potential risk from escalating cyber attacks. This is according to a new report entitled ‘The Data Security and Risk Management Review’ and sponsored by managed service provider...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016