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2nd August 2017 Issue no. 373
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Yale launches 'Assure Lock SL' key free touchscreen deadbolt
Yale Locks & Hardware is launching its latest smart lock product in the US today with one of its most streamlined designs yet and support for Apple's HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Amazon Alexa platforms. It will also enable HomeKit support on six of its existing smart locks through a new module launching this month.Full Story
Castel demonstrates Premier League pedigree
The Mx6 camera line is complete: indoor models with more performance
The new 4-in-1 HD Video Distributor is the ideal way to distribute a single video signal to multiple locations.
Loxal Brings Void Security/Access Control into the 21st Century
Smart, secure key storage from Master Lock
93% of websites fail to meet security standard
April King, a security engineer at Mozilla, found that the vast majority of the world's largest sites - 93.45% to be exact - are not implementing many modern security technologies which provide secure connections to their users and protect them from attacks such as cross-site scripting (CSS) and content injection.Full Story
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This Week's News
Real people care about security
Responding to British Home Secretary Amber Rudd's comments suggesting that "real people" don't expect security in their communications, Jim Killock - executive director of UK digital rights campaign Open Rights Group - said:
"The suggestion that real people do not care about the security of their communications is dangerous and misleading. Some people want privacy from corporations, abusive partners or employers. Others may be worried about confidential information, or be working in countries with a record of human rights abuses. It is not the Home Secretary's place to tell the public that they do not need end-to-end encryption.
Chubb launches new web-enabled service to maintain integrity of CCTV
Chubb Fire & Security Ltd is helping boost the reliability of CCTV systems with a new service that proactively checks the status of installed CCTV equipment, bringing enhanced levels of safety and security to customers throughout the UK.
Chubb ServiceCheck is an automated service that connects regularly to individual CCTV systems over the Internet to check on the status and operation of their digital video recorders (DVR), network video recorders (NVR) and cameras.
Swedish ministers resign amid data security breach scandal
Two senior Swedish ministers resigned last Thursday as the country's government tried to limit the political fallout from a security breach that may have led to large-scale disclosure of citizens' sensitive personal information.
Sensitive data was potentially leaked to contractors in Romania and the Czech Republic, among other Eastern European countries, who were employed to work on a project outsourced to IBM Sweden. The data breach - one of the largest in the country's history - included the potential disclosure of Swedish driving license records and classified information such as data on military vehicles.
Industry experts elected to BSIA Section Chair positions
At the British Security Industry Association's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12th July 2017, 24 industry experts were elected to represent the BSIA's sections of membership.
Each of the Association's sections of membership - which cover all aspects of the private security industry - are led by a Chairman and Vice-Chairman who help to facilitate the vital discussions held at our quarterly section meetings. Throughout their term, they will help the BSIA to identify the key issues within their respective sectors that a collaborative endeavour can achieve in order to progress the industry.
Security: the EU is driving work to share information, combat terrorist financing and protect Europeans online
The 9th Security Union progress report, just published, highlights the recent steps taken to prevent terrorist financing through trafficking in cultural goods and improve the interoperability of EU information systems.
Based on a comprehensive assessment of EU security policy since 2001, the report also highlights the remaining gaps and challenges to be addressed. Incomplete implementation of existing policies remains a challenge, as do evolving threats such as radicalisation and cybercrime - which may require changes to existing instruments.
Scottish Government hit by two ransomware cyber attacks
The Scottish Government has been hit by two separate "ransomware" cyber attacks in the past year, with hackers targeting official computers and seeking to extort money. The attempted attacks were of a similar type to the WannaCry virus which affected 47 NHS trusts in England and Wales and 11 NHS boards in Scotland in May.
The incidents were revealed by the Scottish Government following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request about the number of cyber attacks it had logged in the past three years.
"In common with other large organisations, the Scottish Government faces a continual and evolving threat of cyber attacks" Scottish Government spokesman.
Forcepoint simplifies cybersecurity through cloud-based behavior analytics
Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today fortified its cloud security portfolio to empower security teams with new behavior-driven controls that simplify protection of employees, critical business data and intellectual property (IP). New capabilities now available across Forcepoint CASB, Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint Email Security ensure customers around the world can safely embrace, and continue to grow, their business in the cloud.
Security crackdown to hit Australian plane departures
Australian air travellers face delays as a security crackdown at major airports - triggered by terror raids in Sydney and the emergence of an alleged plot to bring down a plane - forces extensive checks of both carry-on and checked luggage.Full Story
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Clarification on regulatory regime essential says BSIA
This comes following news that a security firm is being investigated by the Security Industry Authority for allegedly supplying cloned badges to unlicensed stewards. The company in question is not a BSIA member.
Security & Fire Excellence Awards - entry deadline extended to Monday 21 August 2017!
If you were struggling to make time to enter Security & Fire Excellence Awards before the deadline, then you're in luck! As we are bang in the middle of the summer holiday period, it has been agreed to extend the entry deadline by 4 weeks!
Building a centre of excellence for rail at Pickersgill-Kaye
National industry award winners demonstrate value of security personnel
It's now time to turn your attention to entering Security & Fire Excellence Awards!
Now that the excellent IFSEC and FIREX exhibitions are over, it's now time to turn your attention to entering Security & Fire Excellence Awards for FREE.
What better way to raise your personal profile across your business and to impress potential investors and clients than to get that edge over your competition?
Online fraud is now the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales, but has been overlooked by government, law enforcement and industry. Fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in England and Wales and most happens online.
While the landscape for tackling online fraud is complex, the Home Office's response is not proportionate to the threat, according to the National Audit Office.Full Story
Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime