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17th June 2020 Issue no. 512
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Identity theft is rapidly expanding, causing substantial financial loss to millions of people all around the world. This invisible crime is also widespread across the European countries, where the growing number of consumers is targeted by sophisticated fraudulent scams each year, both offline and online.
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This Week's News
Having to implement homeworking measures for the first time or to a much larger extent than normal can leave an organisation's IT systems vulnerable to attack. The NCSC has released guidance to help organisations reduce the risk of cyber attack on homeworking devices.
There are also some top tips for staff about avoiding phishing scams.
By Ross Wilks, Head of Marketing Communications, Vanderbilt and ComNet
The unexpected effect on business that the coronavirus pandemic has introduced has given rise to a change across a number of day-to-day activities.
CDVI, a leading global access control manufacturer, is helping businesses make their premises safer and more hygienic to control the spread of COVID-19.
On the news that the new 'Track and Trace' app could lead to an increase in SMS-based phishing - known as 'smishing', Toni Vitale, Partner and Head of Data Protection at JMW Solicitors, says:
"Europol recently sent out an alert warning citizens to be on the look-out for Covid related phishing (scam emails) and smishing (scan texts). Often the text messages and emails look identical to messages from a reputable organisation (such as a medical or governmental institution), sound urgent and ask you to click attachments and links.
As bosses struggle to get their heads around how to safely re-open their businesses, attention has been paid to technology already successfully being used in China and South Korea - one being the practice of temperature isolation.
Brisant-Secure is all about making it easy for locksmiths to sell locks and door installers to sell doors. Each and every one of these businesses has a story to tell or expertise to share, and that's why the company has launched their trade Facebook page.
Uri Guterman, Head of Product & Marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, alerts us to the potential for Deep Learning video analytics to significantly reduce false alarms.
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The aim was to help health workers protect their equipment and aid better management of critical medical assets, beginning with the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, which is located near to Master Lock's UK office.
"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.
Following the enforced lockdown restrictions introduced to help combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, SSAIB took the decision to continue to offer certification by embracing new technology and migrating over to remote auditing.