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“Building Defensive Security Programmes”: CISOs gather to discuss New Year challenges

Carbon Black recently held a senior level round table discussion orchestrated to discuss and debate the security challenges facing organisations and how best to build defensive security programmes in 2018. The event was held at The Stafford Hotel in central London on Thursday 7...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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BSI Human Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index reveals UK exposed to increased risk of modern day slavery

According to the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Index, Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan are all ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ country partly due to the conflict in Syria....
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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34th East-West International Security Conference in Rome highlights global trends

Attending the 34th East-West International Security Conference that ran at the Best Western Universo Hotel in Rome on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November were delegates from the Russian Federation, the Ukraine and Albania representing commercial, private and public sector...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016
Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyl FCMI: managing director at Esoteric
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International Espionage: Examining the Evidence

“The threat of espionage (spying) did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. Espionage against UK interests still continues and is potentially very damaging” (MI5, 2016) We have seen a continual rise in the threat to global business from...
Posted On 09 Dec 2016
Phillip Wood MBE
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Living in ‘The Ideal World’

Imagine an ideal and risk-free world in which everyone would be charitable and mutually supportive. Everyone would be compassionate and friendly towards each other and malice would be rare (if it existed at all). It would be a world without envy or competition for status and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016
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“We’re All Doomed… Probably…”

The current and concerning issues that face us all are not confined to the big explosions and environmental disasters. In terms of the risks presented to societal security, not to mention the long-term economic and social structure of the Western World, Phillip Wood assesses why...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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“Security and download speeds head list of barriers preventing a truly connected workforce” states Nexsan survey

A survey conducted by Nexsan (the unified storage solutions company) at Cloud Expo has revealed that data security and download speeds are the top two barriers to a truly connected workforce. The survey highlights that 98% of end users need to work remotely or collaboratively,...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016
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RUSI sets up research programme on Challenges in Sanctions Design and Implementation

National defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the establishment of a new research initiative which aims to refine sanctions as an instrument of coercive diplomacy. The programme of research will be supported by a Working Group...
Posted On 27 May 2016
Michael Fallon: Secretary of State for Defence
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Strategic Defence and Security Review: £178 billion of equipment spending promised by Conservatives

The Government has published the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), outlining its five-year plan for investment in the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the Army to deter threats, protect the UK and its allies and improve on our national ability to respond to crises....
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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‘Defeating ISIS’: Defence and Security Think Tank RUSI issues reports on Western world strategies

Two new Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reports suggest that Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, states the Whitehall-based Think Tank, the best hope of countering the extremist group...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015