Government issues progress update on Economic Crime Plan | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

Launched in 2019 following approvals from the Economic Crime Strategic Board (ECSB), the Economic Crime Plan sets out an ambitious programme of work initiated to tackle fraud and money laundering and outline precisely how the UK’s public and private sectors would work together to improve responses to economic crime. The…

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Ajax Systems Special Event 2021 heralds advent of “new security masterpieces” | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

On this occasion, the online show will be broadcasted in 13 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, French, German, Dutch, Arabic, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian and Russian, with viewers able to choose their preferred language before the presentation starts. This is the second Special Event orchestrated by Ajax Systems. Last year,…

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Comprehensive report examines business resilience in relation to COVID-19 | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

Commenting on the report’s launch, Lord Toby Harris (chair of the National Preparedness Commission) stated: “Our focus must be on what matters most – whether it is to our customers or society at large – and how our preparedness can ensure that those essentials are protected.” In order to produce…

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MI5 “steps out of the shadows” by launching new Instagram account | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

Followers of the new account – which may be followed @mi5official – can also expect interactive content, including the opportunity to engage in Q&As with the organisation’s intelligence officers. In his first media engagement as the new director general of MI5 back in October last year, Ken McCallum explained: “If…

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National Health Service finance chief imprisoned for triple job fraud | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

Aged 51 and a resident of Queich Mill in Blairgowrie, Day obtained the positions through two employment agencies – namely Axon Resourcing Limited and Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited – both of whom were  unaware of his deception. From November 2012 to January 2013, Day simultaneously held full-time interim director of…

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Cyber Security Product Assurance Group issues Code of Practice for manufacturers | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

The Code of Practice will assist the supply chain in its Duty of Care to other network users, particularly so with respect to protecting the integrity of existing cyber security countermeasures and the implementation of such countermeasures in new solutions. Production of the new Code of Practice follows in the…

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Majority of UK businesses back COVID workplace safety role for CCTV | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

Conducted by Video Security-as-a-Service innovator Ava Security, the survey highlights that some adaptations of existing video systems are favoured over others. For example, of those UK businesses forecasting a role for their video monitoring/CCTV system in helping to keep their offices COVID safe, nearly half (45%) have already deployed video…

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Abloy introduces access management solution for end users | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

The solution has been developed for use in professional end user operations across numerous key verticals and sectors, among them banking, ICT, healthcare, museums, defence, Government, leisure and manufacturing. “The move into using digitally operated access control systems is evident,” said Jussi Ahvalo, vice-president of international sales at Abloy Oy….

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National Security Inspectorate to host Cyber Essentials webinar | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

The webinar will provide insight on topics such as the importance of cyber security in the security and fire safety sectors, Cyber Essentials versus Cyber Essentials Plus (and which is most appropriate for given businesses), certification benefits and the Top 5 challenges with related advice on how to address them….

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IPSA launches “revolutionary app” designed to “empower security’s front line” | #infosec | #hacker | #hacking

The app provides a “unique platform” for sharing and recording anonymised data on the mental well-being of front line staff, while also capturing figures and trends relating to unreported incidents, employer support, diversity and disability, etc. For the very first time, this “revolutionary tool” will enable an accurate picture of…

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