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Retailer fined £500,000 for failing to secure data of “at least” 14 million individuals

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited the sum of £500,000 after a ‘Point of Sale’ computer system was compromised as the result of a cyber attack, in turn affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that an attacker...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
Sue Frith
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Fraud in the NHS: You Need to Find It to Fight It

The hidden nature of fraud means that the first step in tackling it is finding it, as Sue Frith explains in her first article since recently being appointed permanent CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA). As the CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, my focus is very...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
Gary Trotter
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Video Surveillance-as-a-Service: Opportunities in the Loss Prevention Sector

Video Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) is an innovative solution for many of the security and surveillance monitoring challenges facing today’s loss prevention professionals. The global market for VSaaS is growing rapidly and is expected to reach £1.5 billion in 2020 and,...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Home Office launches Safer Streets Fund to combat theft in crime ‘hotspots’

A new £25 million fund set aside to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime ‘hotspots’ has been announced by the Home Office. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for Safer Streets Fund investment for measures...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
Gary Trotter
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The Total Retail Loss Model: The Detail Behind Dynamic Loss Prevention

As security and loss prevention specialists, we often discuss ‘retail loss’ or ‘shrinkage’, but what exactly do we mean by these terms? Typically, they refer to theft or loss of merchandise, writes Gary Trotter, but there are many other forms of loss. The Total Retail Loss Report...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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“Cyber readiness levels stall as attacks reach new heights of intensity” finds Hiscox study

A sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks is the key finding in a study of more than 5,400 organisations across seven countries commissioned by commercial insurer Hiscox. More than three out of every five firms (ie 61%) report one or more attacks in the past year,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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How To Prevent Fire Extinguisher and Exit Door Misuse

Are your business premises suffering from fire extinguisher and exit door misuse? It’s not unheard of to see fire extinguishers being used as temporary doorstops, especially in conjunction with exit door misuse – but they’re also prone to theft and, when discharged...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas identified by LodgIC Intelligence Centre

This Christmas, the risk posed to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before. According to the LodgIC Intelligence Centre, the escalated threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs, reduced security staffing resulting from the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018