Jason Hunter
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Data Privacy: Placing Growing Demands on Security

The rush towards encryption, authentication and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) is reaching fever pitch at present as data breaches hit the national and international news headlines and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) punishments up the financial ante, writes Jason...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018
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London Summit set to focus on “lack of quantification” in sphere of cyber security

Is no news good news when it comes to cyber security in your business? What are the hallmarks of excellence in this field? Phil Cracknell, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Homeserve, is speaking alongside senior public and private sector figures at the Cyber Security...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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Sir Eric Pickles publishes detailed independent report on tackling electoral fraud

Last year, Sir Eric Pickles MP (former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) was asked by the Government to consider what further changes were needed to make the electoral system more secure. This was particularly in light of the 2015 Tower Hamlets election...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
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Intelligence and Security Committee issues damning verdict on Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has now published its detailed assessment report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, with the latter representing the first major piece of legislation governing the security and intelligence agencies’ powers in over...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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New Smart Working Code of Practice announced by the British Standards Institution

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced the publication of PAS 3000: Smart Working, a new Code of Practice designed to help support organisations in the implementation of smart working principles. The Code is sponsored by the UK’s Cabinet Office on behalf of...
Posted On 02 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
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‘Silver Shadow’ international cyber crime exercise tests multi-agency response capabilities

Cyber crime specialists from across Europe have converged on the UK to take part in a groundbreaking exercise designed to test the international response to serious cyber crime. ‘Silver Shadow’ – a multinational exercise run by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA)...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015
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Government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK stages “most realistic civilian cyber attack ever”

On Friday 20 November, the UK’s most promising amateur cyber defenders competed to avert a simulated biological attack on Church House within the Grounds of Westminster Abbey staged by a fictional cyber terrorist group. The competition, known as ‘Masterclass’...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Peter Webster
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Public Sector Contracts: An Evaluation of Scale and Resources

For some time now, the way in which central Government contracts are allocated, awarded and serviced has represented a cause of deep concern within the security sector. Peter Webster explains why the Conservative Government’s latest move designed to appoint more small-to-medium...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The issue of electoral fraud is being examined by the UK Cabinet Office
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Anti-corruption champion Sir Eric Pickles tasked with examining electoral fraud

The UK Cabinet Office has announced that Sir Eric Pickles, the Government’s recently-appointed anti-corruption champion, is to review electoral fraud and make recommendations on what more could be done to tackle the issue. According to the Cabinet Office, the Government has...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015
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