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20th May 2020 Issue no. 508
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Over the last decade, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) became an essential online security product used by millions of people around the world.
Their growing popularity continues at pace in 2020, with more than 30% of internet users using consumer VPNs.
However, with millions of people working from home or searching for online entertainment during the lockdown, the coronavirus outbreak has seen a global VPN demand surge.
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"I cannot express how strongly I feel that managers and directors within the security sector have responsibility for the lives of our dedicated workforce of professional guards.
"The recent figures published by the ONS are extremely worrying for our industry but there is also so much more to them than meets the eye. There is no denying the fact that the figures suggest security guards are at high risk - but let's not forget that their dedication means they have continued to work throughout the crisis and the industry has a proportionally high level of BAME males.
As many retailers, restaurants and public venues get set to start reopening in the coming days and weeks, the need to enforce physical distancing measures is critical.
To help these organisations monitor their occupancy levels and ensure compliance with regulations, Genetec has announced a new Occupancy Management Package.
Hanwha Techwin has further strengthened its Wisenet Q series with the introduction of 2 and 5 megapixel box cameras.
The 2 megapixel Wisenet QNB-6002 supersedes the highly popular Wisenet QNB-6000, whilst the 5 megapixel Wisenet QNB-8002 is a new addition to the camera series.
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The Bounce Bank Loan (BBLS) application was made available to small businesses on Monday 4th May, but how fast can eager businesses expect to get their hands on this business-saving cash?
The Business Rates loophole which meant small businesses in shared office space missed a critical £10,000 cash grant has been plugged with a new £617 million funding scheme.
Stewart Room, head of data protection and cyber security at DWF, highlights what consumers and businesses need to do to protect and overcome a data breach. He said:
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