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G7 Summit 2019: Home Secretary calls for co-ordination to tackle security threats

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joined his counterparts from the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Italy this week as interior ministers met at the G7 Summit in Paris to discuss global security issues. Javid called for a more co-ordinated approach to combat shared threats,...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
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London Borough of Newham fined by ICO for disclosing sensitive personal data on alleged gang members

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’ and its purpose is to record...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Product ranges prioritised over vendors’ country of origin in battle for security sales

Despite ongoing concerns about state data sharing, new research has revealed that senior decision-makers prioritise media reputation (71%) and face-to-face relationships (72%) over where a vendor is based (58%) when evaluating a potential security partner. The in-depth research,...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary announces new police powers designed to combat knife crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is radically stepping up the Government’s response to knife crime and will be introducing new orders to prevent criminals carrying blades. As part of decisive action to enhance police powers, the Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Knife Crime: Why It Cannot Be Allowed to Define a Generation

In the week that Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced new Government measures designed to help tackle knife crime, John Apter discusses why it will take more than a hashtag and “re-versioned ASBOs” to solve the problem. I have seen first-hand the devastating effect...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
Glenn Lemons
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Why Executive Protection Teams Need Finished Intelligence

For executive protection teams tasked with safeguarding business leaders in what is now an increasingly complex threat landscape, having rapid access to relevant information is essential. However, as more threat actors shift operations online – and often to illicit,...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Complexity heralds return of ‘back to basics’ approach for information security professionals

It appears that many organisations will begin the New Year by reviewing their security infrastructure and taking a ‘back to basics’ approach to information security. This is according to the latest in a series of social media polls conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019. Asked...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
Tom Kellermann
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Looking Over The Horizon: What Does Cyber Security Have in Store for 2019?

In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next. While this activity goes on...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
David Ferbrache
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019