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Security Industry Authority awards major digital services contract to Version 1

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has awarded a major digital services contract to Version 1. The IT service provider will now take over support for STeP, the SIA’s online licensing system, in May of this year. Version 1, which was established over 20 years ago, specialises...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Retail sector “lagging behind in technology innovation and security” finds KCOM study

The retail industry is lagging behind other sectors in several key areas of technology innovation including security provision. That’s according to new research commissioned by KCOM, the IT services provider. The poll of business leaders and decision-makers in Government,...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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BCI 2019 Horizon Scan: “Health and Safety incidents become biggest loss driver for organisations”  

Health and Safety incidents have become the leading financial loss driver for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber attacks and IT outages. Meanwhile, political change has entered the Top Ten...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
Jon Abbott (left) and Steve Thomson (Photo: Simon Jacobs)
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ThreatAware platform “aims to transform cyber security” for risk-focused managers

A new software platform aims to “transform cyber security” by allowing practising risk and security-focused managers to monitor the whole of their cyber security realm from one single screen. ThreatAware brings together cyber security tools and company-wide compliance...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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BAE Systems Survey: “50% of IT decision-makers say budget is Top Three barrier to network security”

In a time where network security is critical for company survival, IT professionals have to deal with many challenges when it comes to protecting their organisation’s networks. 50% say budget is a bottleneck in the way of achieving their objective. That’s according to...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Large organisations “risk declining revenues due to fear of disruptive technologies”

IT consultancy Coeus Consulting’s latest research reveals that, although the fate of many organisations depends on their ability to implement strategic change and adopt disruptive technologies, a reported lack of business and IT alignment, coupled with a corporate fear of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
An example of the graphics realised with the Integriti system
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“Time to migrate to Integriti as Concept nears end of life” urges Inner Range

Integrated access control systems manufacturer Inner Range has urged that its myriad end user customers with Concept systems should now migrate to Integriti as Concept nears end of life. The award-winning Integriti solution is compatible with Concept so migration is an easy,...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
Matthew Holliday
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NSI appoints Matthew Holliday as Inspectorate’s new technical manager

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has appointed Matthew Holliday technical manager. Bringing more than 30 years’ experience within the electronic security industry, and having played an active and influential role in developing the current British and European Standards...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Orange acquires SecureData “to increase international reach and expertise in cyber security”

Orange has announced the acquisition of the SecureData Group for an undisclosed sum. SecureData is the largest independent cyber security service provider in the UK and boasts a 25-year track record of providing integrated cyber solutions designed to assess risks, detect threats,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019