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Mark Harper of HSM, discusses how the media focus on cyber-attacks and digital data breaches means we are in danger of neglecting our physical information security. Mark highlights the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate them.

In today’s data-driven environments, data compliance and security should be at the heart of any business.

With the GDPR driving changes back in May 2018, it seemed as though emphasis rightly focused on confidential data as a whole, no matter its source.

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Paxton has launched a new global website, with exciting new features and pages, all based on installer feedback.

Created to be a one-stop-shop for everything needed to install, sell and work with Paxton systems, the site has a modern design, easy navigation and improved content and search facilities.

It’s now simple to see solutions for a range of markets, browse real-life installations, watch tutorial videos and quickly sign up for the latest free training on the go.

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Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and held at the London Grosvenor Marriott Hotel, the awards showcased the national finals of the security personnel categories, Bravery awards for cash in transit section, National and International Partnership, Innovative Security Project, SME and Business of the Year and Contribution to the Industry.

This year also saw the return of the prestigious BSIA Chairman’s Award, which was presented by Simon Banks.

The awards were presented by journalist and broadcaster Jane Moore, with the Bravery Awards presented by Assistant Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police, Sarah Boycott.

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The compact design of the DC-C4212RX allows for faster and more convenient installation and is the perfect choice for retail and discrete security applications.

The new DC-C4212RX 2MP micro dome camera is the latest addition to the DirectIP® line up from IDIS, which is South Korea’s largest in-country manufacturer of surveillance technology.

The compact design of the DC-C4212RX makes it the best choice for understated, less noticeable installation.  The neat aesthetics are ideal for applications where there is a need for unobtrusive surveillance but where comprehensive, high-performance video capture is paramount.

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There is a lot of discussions and demos of smart city technologies today that are enhancing the connectivity of everyday services. At the same time there are so many barriers to creating a truly smart city.

What we are currently witnessing is disparate connected services; a patch of Wi-Fi coverage here, some contactless pay pads there. Until we can provide some more consistency in the connectivity we are providing across the city, two things will continue to happen:

  • The ‘connected experience’ for people living in cities will fall short
  • There will be a huge and ongoing security risk surrounding connected city equipment

To build the smart city that people really want, with the ability to access services anytime, anywhere, it requires a huge connectivity effort with in-built security.

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Microsoft has released an update for everything including the kitchen smart sink! Ok, maybe not for sinks, but there are updates for the Windows OS, Office, .Net, SQL, VSTS and an Advisory for Microsoft Exchange Server! There are also updates for the following development binaries: Azure IoT Edge, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Automation, Azure DevOps Server, ASP .Net Core, .Net Core and Chakra Core. It is quite the line-up.

Microsoft resolved a total of 77 unique CVEs this month including two zero-days that have been reported in attacks in the wild and six public disclosures.

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Crowdguard is delighted to be deploying British made hostile vehicle mitigation product, ATG’s pioneering Surface Guard, across the UK in partnership with Ainscough Industrial Services.

Winner of the Physical Security category in 2019’s Counter Terror Awards, the surface mounted, portable barrier system protects crowds from vehicle attacks at events with no need for road fixings – allowing secure installation on a multitude of terrains and ground conditions.

The highly portable and efficient system is designed with short term events and gatherings in mind, protecting crowds from malicious activity for the duration of an event without any impact on crowd management due to the pedestrian permeable design.

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Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder has recently been certified by UL Laboratories, an important move that marks a strategically important development for Vimpex.

The UL brand is recognised worldwide as a mark of quality, safety and reliability and gives Vimpex the opportunity to expand further into more export markets.

Managing Director James Jones said: “Vimpex’s selection of UL for certification to EN standards is an important part of the business’s strategy in positioning the business to succeed both domestically and to further expand its already thriving export activities.

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Increasingly, access control is viewed as a wireless technology, as one recent market report* shows. Based on a 2018 survey of senior security professionals, the “Wireless Access Control Report” reveals almost 4 in 10 access control systems include wireless technology in their set-up.

At places without wireless devices protecting their doors, twice as many already plan to add wireless locks as do not. The myth that wireless technology is not adapted to access control is rapidly fading away.

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ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, have announced their education line-up for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, taking place 8-12 September in Chicago.

The impressive slate includes more than 300 sessions, organised into 17 subject matter tracks, and reinforces ASIS’ commitment to providing the most diverse, thought-provoking, educational programs for security professionals worldwide.

Kenneth D. Ribler, CPP, GSX 2019 Call for Presentations Selection Committee Chair, said: “GSX is the premier event for education and enrichment of the global security community.

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