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13th April 2016 Issue no. 308
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Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On average, a breach would cost companies just short of $1m (£0.69m).
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This Week's News
The MLA has announced their show dates for 2017- it will be at the Telford centre again and Friday 6th October 2017 -Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th. See the website for updates.
By Colin McClements
The article is designed to give you an overview of the different types of drills and equipment to assist in using the correct tool for the job.
The launch of TITALIUM 96 and 98 padlocks complements the ABUS' top selling TITALIUM range with two new high security padlock styles. Both feature a solid steel look lock body and high tech reversible keys.
These new 96 and 98 TITALIUM padlocks exude an air of high security at first sight - by the consumer who will see the need and the thief who will be deterred.
Allegion are running a Twitter based competition called #SpottedBriton and it is to see where their Briton products are installed.
"Briton products are durable, hard-wearing and long-lasting, and recently we’ve spotted loads of Briton products that were installed years ago, and are still going strong today! We’re interested to see which Briton products you spot out and about, and learn where our products are installed. Win a £50 shopping voucher!"
ACT, manufacturers of access control and VMS solutions have launched their latest cloud-based product ACT365 in a unique way. The challenge was to convey the major benefits of ACT365 in a simple yet interesting and fun manner.
ACT365 is a cloud-based integrated access control and video management solution that can be accessed from anywhere in the world using a web browser or the ACT365 smart phone App.
GPS navigation. Entertainment systems that offer streaming music. Bluetooth door locks. As vehicles are increasingly connected to the internet, they also become vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Now, a Tel Aviv-based startup called Karamba Security has raised US$2.5 million in seed funding to bring cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.Full Story
Advanced Keys Limited
Pioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora will be exhibiting its Artificial Intelligence-powered biometric access control system, FaceSentinel, at the Security & Counter Terror Expo in London on April 19 and 20.
FaceSentinel is the world's first biometric access control authentication product powered by Deep Learning. Designed for integration with existing access control systems, the ground-breaking facial recognition system uses AI and infrared light to achieve unparalleled facial recognition speed, accuracy and reliability.
A reported rise in migrants aiming to enter Britain using false papers poses real dangers to security, home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz has said.
EU border agency Frontex reported a 70% year-on-year rise in fraudulent documents held by UK-bound migrants. This was mostly due to Ukrainians using real Polish ID cards and Albanians with Italian and Greek papers, it said.Full Story
SSAIB, the UK and Ireland's leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has taken just eight hours to fill all 70 places available at its upcoming Installer Forum, powered by IFSEC International and hosted by BT Redcare.
The 2016 Installer Forum is one of many similar seminars being held by SSAIB around the UK and Ireland this year and the 4th May London event will be SSAIB's third consecutive annual visit to the prestigious BT Tower in central London.
Yale Locks & Hardware, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, has announced it will renew its pledge to support Habitat for Humanity in its effort to create decent, affordable housing. The commitment is Yale's fourth consecutive five-year pledge, each time donating US$5 million of interior and exterior locks and keys for Habitat homes.
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by David Barrett
The Home Office is hiring apprentices to man British passport controls for the first time, leading to allegations the move could undermine security.
The UK Border Force has advertised for 150 apprentices aged at least 18 to work at Heathrow and Stansted airports. Sources inside the agency told The Telegraph there were concerns a far shorter training period - and a lack of on-the-job insight - could result in security lapses.Full Story
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.