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“Physical security is key to keeping online data safe from breaches” asserts Abloy UK

Security expert Abloy UK has highlighted the importance of physical security to protect against digital data breaches following the recent approval of a new standard that offers the ability for end users to add tangible authentication to secure online accounts. WebAuthn, which...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Product ranges prioritised over vendors’ country of origin in battle for security sales

Despite ongoing concerns about state data sharing, new research has revealed that senior decision-makers prioritise media reputation (71%) and face-to-face relationships (72%) over where a vendor is based (58%) when evaluating a potential security partner. The in-depth research,...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Utilities sector specialists focus on Datalog developments at Cortech Forum

Cortech Developments’ key focus as a business is to assist today’s practising professionals to mitigate risk by dint of employing smarter interoperability. The company’s recent Utilities Forum – for which Risk Xtra served as the Official Media Partner – brought together end...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Embassy Security: The Layered Response

As the representative offices of Governments overseas, Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions have always required high levels of security, and particularly so in areas where terrorist cells and disaffected groups may operate. As Tim Northwood outlines, the Best Practice...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
Mike Bluestone CSyP
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Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which a given organisation does business and survives. As Mike Bluestone duly observes, resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Risk Management: Upgrading the Approach to Access Control

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a mantra that often describes the best course of action for many situations in life, writes Nick Smith. It’s a phrase that’s probably best suited to something like a bookcase or an oven, but it also often describes the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Convergence between physical and cyber environments “leaving businesses exposed”

More than half (59%, in fact) of respondents to the latest social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019 believe that an attack on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) is likely this year. As more devices, systems and infrastructure are connected to the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
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Perpetuity Research undertakes survey on use of advanced technology in physical security measures

Advances in technology and the Internet of Things have changed the way in which we all live and work. They’re also altering the manner in which security operates. ‘Traditional’ security measures are evolving and becoming more advanced and, in some cases, interconnected, but...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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In The Spotlight: ASIS International

Christina Duffey CPP is Senior Vice-President at SOS Security, the United States’ fourth largest provider of security personnel and global security services, and recently became ASIS International’s Board President. Here, Duffey chats with Risk Xtra about her career to date and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
Steve Shine
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Qognify completes acquisition of On-Net Surveillance Systems in bid to expand global presence

Qognify, the technology solutions provider for physical security and enterprise incident management projects, has acquired On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc (OnSSI) and the OnSSI company SeeTec GmbH. In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019