Reminiscing about Baroness Ruth Henig CBE JP DL
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by Andrea Berkoff
1w ago
Reminiscing about Baroness Ruth Henig  CBE JP DL Una Riley and Andrea Berkoff recently sat down to reminisce about the life and legacy of their late friend and colleague, Ruth Henig. Their conversation revealed not only the profound impact Ruth had on their lives but also a long-held secret about a mischievous project Ruth and Una undertook over a number of years. Ruth Hening CBE JP DL was Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for six years, overseeing the introduction of its role regulating the private security industry. Following this, Ruth was appointed President of the Securi ..read more
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Is your ‘placebo security’ solution keeping you awake at night?
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by Contributor CSM
1w ago
Is your ‘placebo security’ solution keeping you awake at night? How do you avoid Placebo Security – ineffective measures that just give the appearance of robust security – and ensure the measures in place are tailored for the actual risks and threats faced by your organisation? The relationship between the security consultant and their client I think that there is a parallel between a medical professional and a security practitioner. Looking back at a time when I was sitting in front of a neurosurgeon, who was telling me everything he was going to do to save my life, I am struck by how depende ..read more
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How to keep sensitive data secure when using GenAI tools.
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by Contributor CSM
1w ago
How to keep sensitive data secure when using GenAI tools Data privacy is at risk more than ever before with the rise of generative AI. Over 77% of companies are either using or exploring the use of artificial intelligence, and amid this widespread adoption, more than three-quarters of these companies have experienced AI-related security breaches. Nearly one-third of employees have admitted to placing sensitive data into GenAI tools and 39% cited the potential leak of sensitive data as a top risk to their organization’s use of public GenAI tools. With this in mind, the experts at cybersecurity ..read more
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Ensuring your organisation’s Return on Security Investment(ROSI)
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by Mike Bluestone MA CSYP FSYI
2w ago
Ensuring your organisation’s Return on Security Investment(ROSI) Today’s security strategies must specify how they deliver a Return on Security Investment (RoSI) – identifying their benefits and ensuring the continuous improvement of security. British businesses are facing myriad challenges stemming from a combination of geopolitical tensions and socio-economic issues. From the ripple effects of conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East to ongoing protests by different groups in London and other major cities across the UK, it looks likely that disruption will continue, making it important to de ..read more
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The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024: Executive Summary
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by Contributor CSM
2w ago
The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024 For an understanding of the current threat from cyber crime for UK PLC, we are including here the executive summary from the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024 is a research study for UK cyber resilience, aligning with the National Cyber Strategy. It is primarily used to inform government policy on cyber security, making the UK cyberspace a secure place to do business. The study explores the policies, processes and approach to cyber security, for businesses, charities and educational institutions. It also conside ..read more
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AI slashing security response rates and mitigating risks
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by Contributor CSM
2w ago
AI slashing security response rates and mitigating risks What is the impact of AI in the security technology market, in particular on CCTV equipment? For many years now Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword. However, if the most frequently heard phrase during the pandemic was ‘you’re on mute’, then ‘artificial intelligence’ is surely making a comeback, and with a bang! The technology available to the market today is becoming increasingly more intelligent, and following the impacts of the pandemic and the challenges that came with it, we have seen a significant shift in the use and r ..read more
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EIDA launches handbook on creating a workplace domestic abuse response 
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by Andrea Berkoff
3w ago
EIDA launches handbook on creating a workplace domestic abuse response  The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) has launched the EIDA Handbook. This reflects the views of survivors of domestic abuse as well as case studies from employers who have already implemented a workplace response. The Handbook covers: The scope of domestic abuse: Employer’s legal responsibilities How to respond to someone experiencing domestic abuse The EIDA four-phased approach: to implementing a workplace response EIDA Ambassador Charlotte Budd said: “The EIDA Handbook helps employers to navigate the proc ..read more
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Are you compliant with the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022?
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by Contributor CSM
3w ago
Are you compliant with the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022? The government mandated compliance with the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 by 29th April 2024. But do you know what the law covers? What does the legislation require? The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act requires manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure that minimum security requirements are met in relation to consumer connectable products that are available in the UK and provides a robust regulatory framework for non-compliance. The ..read more
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Security technology: Trends & Advancements
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by Contributor CSM
3w ago
Security technology: Trends & Advancements Cutting-edge physical security technology and tools have had a dramatic impact on the industry. These modern innovations have helped to reduce threats, minimise security risks and ultimately deliver a better overall product to customers. Innovative technologies can be a critical part of tackling threats. That said, staying abreast of security technology trends and industry evolutions can help with broadening guard coverage. It can also aid in enabling the better detection of threats and reducing response time to incidents. Artificial Intelligence ..read more
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A blended approach to preventing a cyber attack
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by Contributor CSM
1M ago
A blended approach to preventing a cyber attack In the City of London Police’s Cyber Crime Unit, we hear these questions more than any other: what is the most likely cyber attack? How can prevent it? What are the police doing about it? Cyber threats The complexity and severity of cyber threats have steadily increased in recent years. In the year leading up to September 2023, England and Wales reported over 898,000 computer misuse incidents, marking a 30% rise from the previous year. Including reports of cyber-enabled attacks, which are traditional crimes that make use of computer networks, fig ..read more
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