LLMs are a help …. for now
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Large language models (LLMs) are a help, not a threat, to security …. for now, writes Dustin Childs, Head of Threat Awareness, at the cyber product company Trend Micro. Large language models (LLMs) are the driving force behind the Generative AI (GenAI) boom. Trained on huge data sets, these AI models can recognise and interpret human language and other complex data types – offering the pote ..read more
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Hallett Inquiry on covid preparedness
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The UK should have a UK-wide whole-system civil emergency strategy, which includes pandemics. The UK should have a UK-wide pandemic response exercise at least every three years and publish the outcome; the authorities should bring in external expertise from outside government and the civil service to challenge and guard against the known problem of ‘group think’; publish regular reports on ..read more
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Re-deployable CCTV cameras in west London
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The UK manufacturer Revader Security was selected by the integrator North to provide over 75 re-deployable CCTV cameras to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, as part of a contract to upgrade the council’s public space CCTV. Revader describes its reedeployables as all-in-one surveillance solutions which combine a high definition camera, recording, onboard storage and wireless transm ..read more
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Servator on Merseyside
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Project Servator was developed and introduced by what has become the UK official National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) and City of London Police in 2014 and is now used by police forces around the UK and indeed has been taken up overseas, for example by the Royal Gibraltar Police. Beginning in 2018, Servator officers on Merseyside have detected various crimes, been instrumental in sending ..read more
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Ireland office for Bauwatch
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BauWatch, which offers construction site security products, has opened an office in Larne, Ireland to serve Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). BauWatch was spun out of Dutch construction group Visser Assen over a decade ago. It went into Germany in 2016, and the brand attracted the attention of investor Haniel in 2021, who helped to fund a move into the UK in 2023; offerin ..read more
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Resilience framework
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In the United States, the federal CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) has brought out an Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF). It documents how to plan for the resilience of critical infrastructure, based on risk assessment. Risk in the homeland security context, according to a 55-page document, is defined 'as the potential for an unwanted outcome resulting f ..read more
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Women’s safety in the night-time economy
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Nowhere near enough is being done for women’s safety in the night-time economy, according to an academic study. Women do not feel safe and free to engage equally with men in the night-time economy because of sexual harassment, or unwanted sexual intrusions (USI). A study was commissioned by Shout-Up! – a campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the night-time economy, which offers training t ..read more
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Video on Indian Railways
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Indian Railways after a competitive tender is using video integrated with facial recognition. Products from the South Korean manufacturer IDIS have been rolled out by the Indian systems integrator M2M Cybernetics with IDIS Securitatem Solutiones Pvt Ltd, a joint venture with IDIS. The first stage project, in the eastern region, covers 230 stations with the highest daily footfall. The video s ..read more
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Teams facing ‘alert fatigue’ need certainty
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Cybersecurity tools play a vital role in defending against digital threats by monitoring user behaviour, network traffic, and system operations to identify and mitigate risks before they escalate. However, there is a common misconception that more tools equal better security, according to David Atkinson, CEO, at the platform SenseOn. This belief, shared by 78 per cent of cybersecurity professi ..read more
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King’s Speech on crime and policing
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A Border Security, Asylum and Immigration Bill, part of the King's Speech made by King Charles III at the state opening of Parliament, will see the forming of a Border Security Command. This was among the first announcements by the Home Secretary Yvette Cooper after Labour's general election victory of July 4. More on this link; and in the August print edition of Professional Security Magazine ..read more
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