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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
Stewart Room
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DWF appoints Stewart Room as head of data protection and cyber security

DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Stewart Room as partner and global head of data protection and cyber security. Room joins DWF from PwC where, for the last five years, he was a partner and global head of cyber security and data protection legal services. He qualified...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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BSI Global Centre of Excellence predicts cyber security trends in 2020

BSI’s Global Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Information Resilience has forecast five key trends across the cyber security landscape for 2020. They focus on multi-factor authentication attacks, third party/supplier risk management, ongoing privacy assurance, advanced...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Genetec outlines Top 5 predictions for physical security trends in 2020

Genetec, the technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence, has shared its Top 5 predictions for the physical security industry in 2020. Those predictions focus on Artificial Intelligence, facial recognition and privacy, physical...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020
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Outdated firmware placing security cameras at risk of cyber attack

Outdated camera firmware and the failure to change default passwords are two of the biggest weaknesses when it comes to organisations’ cyber security defences in the surveillance arena. As the number of interconnected security devices continues to grow, keeping pace with...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Ethical surveillance under discussion at Global MSC Security Conference 2019

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November, security practitioners, law enforcement professionals, academics and policymakers joined forces in Bristol to debate the ethical use of surveillance at the 21st edition of the annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition. Official...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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ICO deputy commissioner Steve Wood appointed OECD’s Working Party chair

Steve Wood, deputy commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has been appointed chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy. The Working Party plays an important role in the OECD’s international work to bring policy-makers together,...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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“Account checking Armageddon close at hand in New Year” warns Blueliv

Liv Rowley, threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv, has shared details of the company’s predictions on the biggest cyber threats likely to develop in the New Year, from account checking Armageddon through to Monero cryptocurrency mining. With users continuing to re-use the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Pixels Need Perspective: Video Surveillance and Privacy in Liberal Democracies

Surveillance technology – and, in particular, facial recognition – has become the subject of significant mainstream media debate over the past 12 months. In many cases it has been presented as a significant threat to our privacy and a danger to the very foundations of liberal...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
Margaret Durr
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NSI consultation on draft Code of Practice NCP 119 receives “positive response”

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) consultation on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector has resulted in a “positive response” from approved companies and labour providers. Margaret Durr, head of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019