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26th February 2020 Issue no. 496
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Cyber-attacks have targeted nearly 75 percent of large companies across Europe and North America over the last twelve months. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, almost 40 percent of all cyber-attacks in 2019 was performed by using cross-site scripting, which is hackers' favorite attack vector globally.
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Master Lock, the American security super brand, has launched a weatherproof and attack resistant biometric padlock that allows rapid fingerprint unlocking with no need for a traditional key. Perfect for Airbnb hosts and families alike!
As a back-up, Master Lock has ensured the padlock can also be accessed using directional keypad entry so that the security device. Biometric or directional, the access method is completely the user’s choice.The Outdoor Biometric Padlock can save up to 10 different fingerprints so that access can be shared with your most trusted contacts.
On the news that Google is planning to move its UK users' data from the EU's control to US jurisdiction, Toni Vitale, partner and head of data protection, JMW Solicitors, says that Brexit should not affect UK to EEA data flows:
"Both the UK and EU hope to complete the adequacy decision process (to satisfy that there is an adequate level of data protection) within the Brexit transition period.
Forced entry is a popular technique employed by criminals when performing burglaries, robberies and home invasions. Most doors are very vulnerable to forced entry, even when they are equipped with auxiliary locks like deadbolts. The construction of the door and frame and locks installed are important factors when determining an opening's vulnerability to attack.
Locksmiths frequently work on doors, repairing replacing and upgrading them. Often the door repair is associated with another issue on the door, such as it requiring to be upgraded to electronic access control, an improved locking arrangement, or a door which does not open or close properly.
* Wisenet QNP-6230RH 2 megapixel IR PTZ camera: Designed for city centres, large public areas and a broad range of other outdoor video surveillance applications, the Wisenet QNP-6230RH has a IR viewable length of 100 metres. It is also equipped with built-in Gyro sensors which offers accurate image stabilisation that comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images.
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As reported in the Press and Journal, some of the UK’s foremost cyber security experts will gather for a major conference in Aberdeen later this month.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is bringing together cyber security, law and technology experts as part of Cyber Security Scotland Week 2020.
To take advantage of the special rate, use the link below to book: