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1st April 2020 Issue no. 501
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Mike Roberts, Managing Director, LegalShield UK: "Last week, 400 cybersecurity experts joined forces to prevent cyber-attacks on hospitals and essential services, spanning across 40 countries and including individuals from some of the most advanced technology companies in the world.
"We are in unprecedented times. Firms and consumers had little preparedness for this pandemic; within days we were all told to work from home, within a week we were unable to leave our homes other than for essential reasons. The Covid-19 outbreak represents a ready-made situation for cyber criminals to socially engineer.
The rising number of data breaches and cyberattacks globally, as well as the increasing awareness of the state-sponsored cyberattacks, have led to an increased demand for cybersecurity software solutions.
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Police forces across the UK are having to carry out extra night patrols in empty city and town centres, as burglars target shops, pubs and other commercial premises during the coronavirus lockdown.
Collating intelligence data from police reports, news items, and their own customer feedback, the property security specialists, VPS UK, has seen a sudden rise last week in burglaries and attempted thefts.
Genetec has announced that it has released a new reporting function for its Security Center Synergis access control system that is designed to help organisations find all people who went through a door in close proximity to someone thought to be contagious.
Door inspections are an important activity for security professionals. It provides an important service, and also can represent a consistent revenue stream. Depending on where you are located will determine the codes with which commercial doors will be required to comply.
Although NFPA 80 Fire Door Inspections have become mandatory in most jurisdictions, doors must comply to ADA, NFPA Life Safety Code, and to meet your client's requirements.
As the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, leading safety and compliance expert Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans.
On 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought in strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, stating people should only leave home in very limited circumstances, including travelling to and from work only "where this is absolutely necessary".
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The research - carried out among 2,008 UK adults through a Censuswide survey* - revealed that, on average, 1 in 4 never lock their front door when they go out, despite nearly 1 in 5 (17%) having experienced a burglary, and 1 in 3 of those having been burgled more than once. Alarmingly, 4% of people never lock anything when they go out.