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27th September 2023 Issue no. 673
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The security industry is also feeling the crunch, with many countries around the world facing a 52% staff shortage of security guards* which means companies are struggling to fulfill contractual obligations or sign new business.
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One of the UK’s leading crowd security and safety technology companies is celebrating a phenomenal milestone by revealing it has protected 50 million people at over 759 major sporting, music and entertainment events and business premises around the globe over the course of the Summer.
Halo Solutions, which was founded by former National Counter Terrorism police officer Lloyd Major, has established itself as one of the leading SME crowd security and safety technology companies with its Halo (v5) incident and threat management software platform.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning about the risks posed by smart devices harvesting personal data. The ICO also announced a crackdown on connected devices, announcing plans for new rules and action to be taken against manufacturers who fail in their data security obligations.
The warning comes in response to a new report from Which? that conducted a detailed audit of connected devices, revealing that almost all required location data, despite this information not being key to the products functionality. The report revealed that some brands of speakers automatically share customer data with TikTok and Meta, to smart TVs that insist on knowing viewing habits.
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The agreement comes as the NHS remains a key target for malicious activity from cybercriminals around the world focused on national infrastructure systems and on disrupting essential services.
SecurityHQ are anticipating an increase in attacks from 2022/2023 targeting the education sector. According to Gov.uk ‘85% of Higher education institutions’ in the UK have identified breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.
From patient safety and traversal to the protection of sensitive data and pharmaceuticals, today’s healthcare environments are faced with several operational challenges. And where security remains at the forefront of decision making, modern access control systems may often hold the answers.