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16th September 2020 Issue no. 525
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Although security lights and British Standard locks are ideal for basic home security, taking protection levels one step further could help build on the 37% fall in UK burglaries since lockdown started.
Hanwha Techwin has launched AI deep learning based video analytics Social Distance Measuring application which, in a COVID-19 affected world, helps businesses to implement their social distancing policies.
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Remote work entices cybercriminals to resume the brute-forcing game. In 2017, both the UK and Scottish Parliaments fell victim to brute-force attacks. One year later, a similar but unsuccessful attack occurred in the Northern Irish Assembly.
And this year, Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific suffered a brute-force attack and was fined £500,000 [~$630,000] by the UK's data regulator for lacking sufficient preventative measures. The ad-blocking service AdGuard also forced a password reset on all its users after suffering a brute-force attack.
Codelocks is probably best known for its digital, code operated locks. What prompted you to introduce a smart card operated addition to the range?
Place it on doors or windows so that you are alerted to any unexpected movement, helping you and your family feel safe and sound especially in parts of your home where you'd rather not have a camera.
Theft has daily devastating consequences for the entire rural community, including farmers, livestock owners and agricultural businesses. NFU Mutual's theft claim figures reveal that rural crime cost the UK £54.3m in 2019. This is an increase of nearly 9 percent on the previous year, making it the highest cost recorded in eight years.
For the second year running, the sharp rise was driven by thefts of high-value tractors (£9.3m) and quad bikes and other farm vehicles (£3.1m). Livestock theft also increased to £3m last year, with organised gangs taking large numbers of stock stolen for slaughter.
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On the news that a cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK's privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS test-and-trace programme and are demanding the government change the programme, Toni Vitale, Head of Data Protection at JMW Solicitors LLP, says: