Campbell Murray
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Maintaining a Circle of Trust

As news outlets report on yet another vulnerability impacting a popular application – in this case WhatsApp – it’s time that we ask ourselves: ‘With all the different methods we use to communicate for work, with friends and with family, which messaging apps can...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Cost of Government’s new Emergency Services Network set to escalate by £3.1 billion

The all-new communications system being put in place for the Emergency Services will now cost just shy of 50% more than originally expected and is “unlikely” to be ready to be delivered by the target date of 2022. According to the National Audit Office’s (NAO)...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
Amanda McCloskey
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The Rules of Staff Engagement

Carefully thought through engagement has always been necessary for the effective management of remote officers in the private security industry. Nowadays, though, with some office-based employees opting to work from home, there’s also an increasing number of remote support staff...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Financial services sector risks data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

As more people in the financial services sector work from home or remotely, the use of free instant messaging apps (such as WhatsApp) is rising to enable remote employees to communicate with their colleagues around the world. However, data from a recent survey commissioned by...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Global Cyber Academy launches #ProjectThankYou in bid to heighten UK’s cyber resilience

The London-based Global Cyber Academy specialising in cyber and tech-focused security has introduced #ProjectThankYou in a bid to make the UK more cyber resilient. The Academy will be providing a flat 40% course fee reduction for all applications received from UK Blue Light...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018
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EC proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules

The European Commission (EC) is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities. The measures aim to update current rules, in turn extending their scope to all electronic communication...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017