Phillip Wood MBE
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The Inherent Dangers of Seduction

The swift pace of life today coupled with the overriding requirement in the business world to remain in constant contact might open us up to being targeted by those who would steal our identities, money or other highly valued possessions. Phillip Wood outlines why, on occasion,...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Metropolitan Police Service moves to clarify Commissioner’s statement on victims of fraud

Following on from a detailed article published in The Times on Thursday 24 March, the Metropolitan Police Service has stated that it’s wrong for anyone to interpret Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s comments, which were made as part of a wide-ranging interview on...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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“40% of UK ransomware victims have paid to recover their documents” reveals Bitdefender study

By way of its latest market survey, Bitdefender has discovered that 44% of all ransomware victims in the UK have paid to regain access to their data, with the company predicting this number to rise in the years ahead. No less than 39% of victims found it either probable or very...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Peter Webster
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Unlocking the Power of the Workforce

We spend a significant proportion of our lives at work and, if you work for the entirety of your adult life until pensionable age here in the UK, you could be engaged in some form of paid employment for almost 50 years. Peter Webster outlines the importance of empowering the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
John Davies
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Security around The Internet of Things “demands serious consideration”

Nobody would doubt that the integration of physical and logical security has proven to be highly beneficial for both disciplines. With The Internet of Things (IoT) promising exponential growth and options for systems integration far beyond this, there also needs to be a word of...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
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Threat from terrorism “most serious facing Britain in security terms” urges MI5 director general

Earlier today, MI5 director general Andrew Parker gave the first live interview by a serving head of the Security Service in the organisation’s 106-year history. Parker was interviewed at length on BBC Radio 4 and talked about the work of MI5 in keeping the nation safe,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2015
John Davies
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Tackling the Power and Data ‘Capacity Crunch’: “Security sector must play its part”

Physical security has become firmly intertwined with logical security, sharing considerable benefits but also the potential drawbacks of IT integration. One of the key obstacles facing the IT sector has been dubbed the ‘Capacity Crunch’, referencing the concept that...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015
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Cifas Fraudscape study shows 27% rise in identity fraud during first quarter of 2015

New data shows that identity fraud was the dominant fraud threat in the first quarter of 2015. 34,151 confirmed instances of identity fraud have been recorded by Cifas, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, representing a 27% increase from the same period of the previous year...
Posted On 27 May 2015
Downing Street was the venue for National Security Council discussions on a proposed Counter-Extremism Bill
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Plans for Counter-Extremism Bill discussed at inaugural meeting of new National Security Council

Plans for a new Counter-Extremism Bill topped the agenda at yesterday’s first meeting of the new National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street. Putting British values at the heart of the new Government’s approach to tackling...
Posted On 14 May 2015
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Rewriting The Script

Copyright infringement of software – also known as software piracy – is an ever-increasing problem for the UK’s software community. As Jamie Longmuir states, this form of criminality is difficult to trace, can be even harder to prevent and, if truth be told, is almost impossible...
Posted On 10 Dec 2014