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Retail security, business protection, loss reduction

The retail sector remains vulnerable to cyber attacks

Retail security is in the news again as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) report that crime in this sector has reached a 10 year high. This reporting appears to indicate crime accounts for almost 0.2% of the total sector turnover. As reported by the BBC this includes the possibly obvious activities such as shoplifting, but […]

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City of London Police – update

Mounted Officer - City of London Police. Photo by William Warby (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/)

As part of the cross-sector safety and security communications plan, the City of London police have announced today some significant changes being made to reinforce the ring of steel around the Square Mile. City of London Police: Ring of steel just got tougher New tactics, new tools and new technology will be launched in February […]

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Physical Security – It still matters

Good physical security protects your information.

When it comes to security, there is an unfortunate tendency for organisations (large and small) to fall into the trap of treating their physical security as something separate or different from their information security needs. Despite physical security having a place in every international security standard (such as ISO 27001), ownership of physical risks often […]

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Do you value your security?

Do you value your security?

We are in a new year now, the end of the world never materialised and everyone will be back at work, getting ready to push on their new years resolutions – even the ones doomed to failure. Unfortunately, lots of the mistakes that were made last year will be repeated and it likely that during […]

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Cash in Transit – Still a security risk

Cash in Transit – Still a security risk

In the news today there was a report about a cash delivery being attacked in Brentwood, London, which involved three masked attackers stunning the security guard with a Taser and trying to get access to the cash being delivered. (As reported here) Robberies like this have been quite rare recently, down to a combination of […]

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Business Security Guide – Free Download

Business Security Guide – Free Download

The effects of crime can be devastating on people and businesses. While recent crime trends have been reassuring, there is still a reported 1 in 50 businesses in the United Kingdom that suffer a robbery or burglary each year. This can create a terrible economic burden on both the business itself and the surrounding community […]

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Widespread Hacking in South Korea

Widespread Hacking in South Korea

It was recently reported that nearly ever member (approximately 35 Million people) of a South Korean social networking site had their personal data exposed as the result of a hack on Cyworld’s systems. From the Register: Names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other details may have been exposed through the Cyworld hack, which follows previous […]

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Olso Terrorist Attack

Olso Terrorist Attack

News reports are coming into today of a terrorist attack in Norway. It appears that a gunman opened fire on a youth conference on the island of Utoya, killing four people and possibly wounding others. In the last hour it was reported that police had arrested a suspected gunman. Prior to this, there were reports […]

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The Sun Newspaper – Hacked?

The Sun Newspaper – Hacked?

According to a tweet by “AnonymouSabu” – apparently a hacker collective on twitter – the website of the Sun news paper has been hacked. The slightly more famous hacker collective called LulzSec have also tweeted the news and at the moment it isnt clear who is responsible. Currently, when you visit the the Sun’s website […]

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Security and Your Business – Is it important enough?

Security and Your Business – Is it important enough?

We are all used to the phrase that security is important but is this something you really believe or are you paying lip-service to the notion? This is just as important for homeowners as it is for businesses and only you can answer the question. Everyone says that they take security, locks are fitted and […]

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Tiger Kidnapping – Staff Security Issues

Tiger Kidnapping – Staff Security Issues

Security is about protecting the things that are important to you. Most people know this. What matters is how you do your security. It is fairly well understood that if you have important or valuable assets on your premises, you need to lock the doors and windows. What is less understood is the lengths to […]

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Banking Security – Who owns the risks?

Banking Security – Who owns the risks?

Most businesses, when interacting with their financial services provider, assume that they are going to be protected to a certain degree if things go wrong. This may not always be the case. Worryingly, some businesses wont have even considered the situation and are unaware of any risks. It is reasonably clear cut that if someone […]

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Staff Security – an essential part of business

Staff Security – an essential part of business

It is often stated that “staff are the most important asset” to any business yet frequently employers fail to take the correct steps to ensure the security of their staff. What the HR training brochures say is quite correct and you really must take steps to look after your employees, at every level. Whatever your […]

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Security Breaches – Easy and commonplace?

Security Breaches – Easy and commonplace?

On Monday we discussed the problem with people assuming that more and more successful hacks and security breaches were the result of “sophisticated” or “state-sponsored” attackers. Then, on Tuesday, the now-notorious LulzSec threw a new spanner into the works and opened up, via their twitter stream, the option for people to “dial in” and suggest […]

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Citibank hacked – customers lose out.

Citibank hacked – customers lose out.

The news about various large scale corporations falling under the onslaught of hackers continues to come out. Last week it was revealed that Citibank’s security had been breached with potentially massive implications on its customers. While banks are always going to be high risk businesses, we have come to expect that they have robust security […]

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