off

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
off

Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
off

PAC & GDX demonstrates smart thinking with new Architect range of readers

PAC & GDX, the  provider of access control and door entry solutions, has announced the availability of its new Architect range of readers. By integrating cutting-edge radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth technologies into the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
off

False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
off

HID Global introduces HID goID age verification solution for Government agencies  

Trusted identity solutions developer HID Global has extended the capabilities of its HID goID mobile identity solution that enables Government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on individuals’ smart phones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offer,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
off

Voice Biometrics: Authentication Technology Speaks for Itself

Traditional login systems have enjoyed a remarkable longevity, writes Piergiorgio Vittori. Today, though, they’re no longer fit for purpose. The problem is not with the concept of the username and password combination. Rather, it’s that the system relies on the...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
off

Inner Range and IGNIS provide web-based access control for cosmetic surgery clinic

Inner Range has joined forces with IGNIS Fire Protection Services on a project to provide secure access control for a popular cosmetic surgery clinic located in Birmingham. Room-by-room access control and intruder detection was needed following a move by the client company to new...
Posted On 30 May 2019
off

Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 2019
off

Combating ‘The Hack Attacks’: Why Public Wi-Fi Isn’t Secure Enough

People often search for Wi-Fi whenever they’re outwith the comfort of their homes and offices, or when they’re travelling for any particular reason. The trouble is that public Wi-Fi is often insecure, and this could allow someone to hack into their laptops, their...
Posted On 17 May 2019
off

DG800-BT Bluetooth Access Controller from SSP now available through Norbain

Norbain is offering the latest addition to SSP’s range, namely the DG800-BT Bluetooth Access Controller, which is described as being “ideal” for use on the gated entrances and doors of offices, warehouses and factories. It provides a weatherproof standalone access control...
Posted On 17 May 2019