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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
Gary Trotter
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Surveillance tech start-up Ocucon agrees collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The team at Ocucon – the fully-managed Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) system – has announced that, as part of a newly-signed OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the business will now offer its customers “the world’s most secure...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
Duncan Cooke
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IoT: Is the Electronic Security Industry Ready, Willing and Able?

Gartner, one of the world’s leading IT research and advisory companies, estimates that as many as 5.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices owned by enterprises and Governments will make use of edge computing for data collection and processing in 2020, while by 2019, as much...
Posted On 01 Feb 2018
Duncan Cooke
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Mission-Critical Security: The ‘Availability’ Jargon Buster

Does it really matter if the software applications supporting your security systems are only available for 99% of the time? Well, it probably doesn’t if you’ve installed a video surveillance system primarily to deter shoplifters, but the loss of what equates to more than 90...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
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Research uncovers gap between confidence and reality of business readiness for EU GDPR

Endpoint security specialist Carbon Black has conducted research in conjunction with Computing Magazine that uncovers “significant discrepancies” between the levels of confidence in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness reported by organisations and the...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
Duncan Cooke
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Peace of Mind for Security Applications

Heightened security awareness has meant that, more than ever, it’s now crucial for security applications such as access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection, fire safety and video management to be fully-operational around the clock. The possibility of unplanned...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017
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University College London hit by ransomware attack following May’s WannaCry episode

Only a month after the WannaCry attack that affected around 250,000 networks across the world, it seems that ransomware is back in the headlines again with an attack on University College London, one of the largest universities in the UK with over 10,000 employees and nearly...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017