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“Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats” states TalkTalk Business White Paper

Increasingly, businesses are moving critical infrastructure online, making it more vulnerable to digital threats, but despite this, a new study carried out by TalkTalk has shown that, even though there has been an increased concern over cyber security across the last year, and an...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
Tim Watts OBE
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BeCyberSure appoints Tim Watts OBE as consultant and senior advisor for cyber security

BeCyberSure has announced the appointment of Tim Watts OBE as a consultant and senior advisor. He brings to BeCyberSure (and the SME sector in particular) more than 36 years of experience, having worked for the Ministry of Defence, the British Army and the United Nations...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016
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FIA survey shows EU Referendum result will have positive impact for just 12% of businesses

Less than 12% of businesses within the UK’s fire safety sector believe that Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) will positively affect business in the coming months and years. This is one of the central findings of a thorough survey conducted by the Fire Industry...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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Fire detection and alarm system developers “worried” by shift in EU standardisation approach

Euralarm members within standardisation body CEN/TC 72 are questioning the impact of a newly-enforced standardisation procedure on the quality of fire detection products across Europe. They’re determined to support CEN/TC 72 and work hand in hand with the European...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
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“Fraud costing UK’s economy £193 billion per annum” reveals Annual Fraud Indicator 2016

According to a new report, the annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per annum. This assertion dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £50 billion back in 2013. The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016 has been...
Posted On 26 May 2016
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Cost of Cyber Crime: Set to Soar?

Tina Chittenden examines the myriad risks posed by today’s cyber criminals and what steps businesses should be taking to protect themselves from harm. The threats to businesses, and therefore pressure on security companies’ resources, seem to be at an all-time high. With...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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“70% of UK employees use unauthorised cloud services at work” highlights Cloudstanding study

A comprehensive study of over 350 IT professionals reveals that 70% of employees in the UK are using cloud technologies that are not managed or supervised by their company. The media industry – with 83% of employees using unauthorised services – leads the rankings...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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CIPS Survey: “UK SMEs overwhelmingly unaware of Modern Slavery Act’s impact on businesses”

The positive cascading effects on SMEs’ supply chain management as a result of the Modern Slavery Act are already being called into question as a direct result of new research* compiled by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). From 1 April this year, under...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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BSIA’s Information Destruction Section supports ICO’s introduction of data protection self-assessment tool

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section have welcomed a new self-assessment tool on data protection launched by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The self-assessment tool helps smaller and medium-sized...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Peter Webster
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Security: The Talking Points of 2015

What were the main subjects that security professionals discussed in 2015, and will they continue to have a bearing on security and risk management as we begin the New Year? Peter Webster focuses on cyber security, terrorism, the political agenda and the topic of security...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016