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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
Alan Calder
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People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72 billion by the end of the year as a direct result of regulatory change, mindset and a growing awareness of threats, writes Alan Calder. With over 40% of UK...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Retailers and academics join Conservative Government’s efforts to tackle acid attacks

Some of the country’s largest retailers and independent business leaders have pledged not to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to those under 18 years of age. This move is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the Government, which has now published the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
Graham Allison
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Pay Rates in Security: The Highs and Lows

Although the pay rates that security officers are awarded remain a cause for concern, the issue points to a wider problem regarding training and skills development, not to mention the way in which personnel are deployed. Graham Allison explains why security services providers...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Government and retailers tackle scourge of knife crime through partnership approach

Sarah Newton, the Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, has announced that four major retailers have joined the voluntary agreement to prevent the sale of knives to underage individuals. Boots UK, the Co-op, B&Q and Aldi have all committed to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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Government and prominent retailers unite in bid to tackle scourge of knife crime across the UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced an agreement of principles between major retailers and the Government designed to tackle knife crime. Tesco, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Morrisons, Asda, Poundland, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Waitrose have committed to regular staff...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016