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Securitas Security Services (UK) moves to acquire Milton Keynes-based MK Group Security

Securitas Security Services UK Ltd (Securitas) has announced the acquisition of Milton Keynes Security Services Ltd and its associated companies, together trading as MK Group Security. Securitas has acquired the entire shareholdings in the MK Group Security companies, the...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
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Smart GDPR Assurance for a Smarter World

Something needs to change when you’re confronted by the present situation whereby devices professing to be ‘Smart’ or part of a ‘Smarter System’ ask for personal data, but are then easily hacked into by criminals such that valuable personal information can be...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched the second round of funding from its Grants Programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues. Like last year’s inaugural scheme, there will be a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Martin Harvey appointed President of Euralarm at organisation’s 50th General Assembly

During the 50th General Assembly of Euralarm, the European association representing the fire safety and security industries, the members chose Martin Harvey of Johnson Controls to be the organisation’s new President. Harvey succeeds Enzo Peduzzi who has served in the role...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
The Here East campus on the site of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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Plexal-run London Office for Rapid Cyber Security Advancement opens for business

A new centre dedicated to cyber innovation – the London Office for Rapid Cyber Security Advancement (LORCA), has been officially opened at Plexal by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. LORCA is being delivered by Plexal in partnership...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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When Two Worlds Coalesce

The demands of a modern day security system are changing at pace as different technologies appear on the horizon. These rapid developments very often realise benefits for the procuring organisation by dint of inviting decisions to be taken by security and risk management...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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Business in the Community urges UK SMEs to address vulnerabilities against disasters

To help tackle the potentially devastating consequences of a lack of business resilience, Business in the Community (which was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales) is launching a tool for businesses designed to check their robustness in the face of a crisis. SMEs make up 99.9% of...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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Cyber attacks top list of key business threats for third year running in BCI’s Horizon Scan

The large-scale cyber attacks that took place last year have reaffirmed the need to build cyber resilient organisations. That’s according to the seventh edition of the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Horizon Scan 2018, released in association with the BSI. For...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
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Hackers target retail business sector as cyber attack volumes double in just 12 months

The risk of a data breach is increasing in the retail business sector as retailers accumulate more and more personal information on their customers as part of their ongoing Big Data initiatives. As such, the number of retail businesses reporting data breaches to the Information...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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TÜV SÜD appointed as Certified Body for UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme

TÜV SÜD United Kingdom has achieved Certified Body status for the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme, which is specifically designed to protect today’s organisations from myriad cyber security threats. Organisations certified by TÜV SÜD can promote the fact that...
Posted On 04 Jul 2017