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19 August 2020

THE WORLD has entered a new phase which is both volatile and unstable and, as a direct result of this, all of us are facing up to the prospect of permanent changes in society and the high likelihood of significant economic instability ahead. In terms of the latter, the UK has officially entered recession with the global economy in tow.

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08 January 2020

Cleenol has achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification in its continuing push to ensure it meets the highest standards of data protection and IT security.

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16 November 2019

Evolution, the integrated fire and security solutions business, has been recognised with Cyber Essentials Plus certification by a panel of industry experts.

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04 June 2018

JOHNSON CONTROLS has announced that its VideoEdge network video recording platform from American Dynamics is the first product to be officially certified as meeting the highest level of third-party cybersecurity standards from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for Life Safety and Security, UL2900-2-3.

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11 November 2017

The UAE’s leading security, safety and fire protection exhibition gets ready for 20th anniversary event in Dubai on 21-23 January 2018.

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11 September 2020

A10 NETWORKS recently launched its State of DDoS Weapons Report (Q2 2020), the contents of which is based on approximately ten million unique source addresses tracked by the company. As Ehab Halablab observes, the document sheds more light on the nature of DDoS attacks and the key trends and observations that enterprises can learn from when adopting a successful defence.

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04 August 2020

Much like investors, systems integrators across Europe are looking to diversify their customer portfolios. The rapidly growing world of the data economy offers some great opportunities. Here, Jamie Barnfield outlines how the sector operates and why security solutions are in high demand

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03 July 2020

MANY BUSINESSES have been able to make the transition from on-site to remote working, but the time will come when the focus is back on the office environment. Alistair Enser outlines why security companies need to help their customers address the changes in their risk profiles and assist them to navigate the potential shift from cyber security threats to civil disturbance, for example, and from commercial theft to on-premises abuse or even violence.

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16 June 2020

PARTICIPATING IN a mentoring relationship can be greatly beneficial for an individual’s professional development, whether that be as a mentor or mentee. There’s a good deal to be gained from having a trusted mentor at all stages of the professional journey. Equally so, mentors can also grow and learn through a mentoring relationship. Here, in this exclusive thought leadership article for Security Matters, Angela Vernon-Lawson examines her own mentoring journey involving The Security Institute.

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03 June 2020

THE BRITISH Security Industry Association has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in a determined bid to underpin and embolden the private security industry in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, that work has involved lobbying Government in a bid to see security personnel recognised for what they are (and always have been): key workers. Mike Reddington offers a progress update.

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29 May 2020

IT HAS been a long-accepted belief that the true strength of an organisation can only genuinely be determined when it faces a real test. The social and economic challenges presented by COVID-19 make it arguably the sternest test that many individuals, businesses and organisations have ever faced. How has the Financial Conduct Authority dealt with the pandemic? Syedur Rahman offers his views.

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29 May 2020

BARELY ANY day goes by without Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video surveillance being front and centre in the public spotlight due to concerns about ethics and privacy. Even more so now given the rapid development of highly beneficial applications designed for safety in light of COVID-19. Pauline Norstrom explains why it has never been more important for stakeholders to remain properly informed about this ever-evolving set of technologies.

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18 May 2020

OVER THE past few years, the cyber criminal underground has gradually undergone its own industrial revolution as modernisation, innovation and digitalisation processes have taken hold. How are today's businesses fighting back? Liv Rowley focuses on threat intelligence and partnerships.

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18 May 2020

MUCH HAS been written about the current increase in home working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote working simply isn't an option for many companies and their myriad employees, for others business is at least continuing even though it's not a case of 'business as usual'. Here, Mike Hurst examines the impact of home working on the security profession.

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15 May 2020

WITH COVID-19 seemingly bringing the world to a halt and more than 50% of the globe’s population engaging in some form of lockdown, cyber criminals have viewed the pandemic as a golden opportunity. Why and how are they seeking to exploit COVID-19, and in what ways can organisations look to defend themselves? Safi Raza offers his views.

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07 May 2020

THE GOVERNMENT has indicated that it's coming out fighting in terms of tackling those who see COVID-19 as an opportunity for cyber crime. Both the UK and the US have warned of malicious cyber activity by other states against those organisations involved in the Coronavirus response, write Syedur Rahman and Josie Welland.

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05 May 2020

DATA PROTECTION regulations are clear and have been for some time now, so why is it the case that organisations are still tripping up? Mark Harper investigates how a lack of company culture may be affecting their approach towards the key topic of data protection.

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29 April 2020

DESPITE THE rising prevalence of data breaches, awareness of the needs of tighter security when installing and using a video management system is yet to catch up. Complacency is the enemy, suggests Neil Killick, with even the most basic of security errors potentially placing such systems at risk.

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14 April 2020

CYBER SECURITY breaches make the news headlines on an almost daily basis now, with organisations of all kinds considered to be potential targets for the hackers. In an exclusive article for Security Matters, Andy Schofield explains why, in the ongoing battle against the cyber criminals, it's continually vital to ensure that security systems are not vulnerable to attack.

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23 March 2020

Andy Watkin-Child CSyP MSyI explains why cyber security is the elephant in the boardroom

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23 March 2020

Steven Kenny looks at the state of retail security and the measures that can be put in place to protect and support an industry under an increasing cyber threat

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02 December 2019

International Security Expo takes place in London Olympia on 3 and 4 December 2019, and this year's theme is the ‘realities of terror.’ Philip Ingram MBE looks at this two day unmissable event.

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24 October 2019

Tristan Norman, the group exhibition director with Nineteen Group has his work cut out. Originally brought into the business through the acquisition of The Security Event, which successfully launched in April at the NEC in Birmingham alongside existing Facilities, Fire, Health and Safety events, it was a natural move for him take over responsibility for the flagship International Security Expo (ISE) and its co-located International Disaster Response Expo (IDR). Today he chats with Philip Ingram MBE.

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15 August 2019

The end user can definitely be the weakest link when it comes to a cybercriminal's chain of attack, so Ben LeDoux looks at how to stop employees breaking the chain.

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17 July 2019

The evolving methods of terrorists, organised crime and opportunistic hackers and intruders have led to leaps in technology, which perversely means some of the perimeter protection and security industry are now part of the problem, argues Richard Huison.

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