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13th October 2021 Issue no. 577
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With Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicking off, the importance of having secure IT systems and effective cybersecurity practices in place for organizations developing a hybrid working program is thrown into sharp relief.
Over the past eighteen months, many have wondered what the next normal would look like once organizations began allowing employees to return to the office in the post-pandemic era. However, as many societies have successfully begun to manage the spread of Covid-19, it has become the case that where an employee spends their working hours can largely depend on the approach preferred by their employer.
As workers have been urged to "return to work gradually" as more employees were called back to the office in recent weeks, IT experts have revealed the cyber risks faced to businesses operating a hybrid working model and how they can tackle them.
With Boris Johnson saying that it is up to staff and employers to "work out for themselves" how many return to the office, and for how many days a week, hybrid working models could be here to stay. But what does this mean to a businesses and cyber risks posed?
Designed to limit the initial opening of an external door, the heavy duty Door Chain and Door Restrictor have been expertly engineered to provide additional security. The products have been independently tested and certified to protect the integrity of the door in distraction burglary situations, where extreme and repeated force may be applied.
ATG Access has expanded its world-leading, physical security portfolio with the launch of the Vulcan Long-Span Gate, the industry's first manual swing gate with a 12-metre clear opening to be successfully impact-tested to withstand impact from a 7,200kg vehicle travelling at 80kph.
The gate, which has been impact tested to the IWA 14-1 standard, is simple and effortless in operation, making it ideal for securing large width entrances into critical national infrastructure or busy crowded spaces.
Featuring a 62mm wide Zinc lock body with complete rubber bumper for durability and security when used outdoors, the 9mm diameter and 70mm high shackle is made of boron alloy, offering maximum resistance to cutting and sawing.
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Mitie Security has become the first security provider to develop a formal Store Detective qualification. Independently regulated and Ofqual approved, the Level 3 certification is equivalent to an A Level and has been developed to provide long term careers and development opportunities in the security sector.
Having identified that there was no formal qualification available to retail Store Detectives, Mitie took the opportunity to invest in creating the training, which is the first of its kind.
ASSA ABLOY has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arran Isle, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of door and window hardware in the UK and Ireland.
Available to download here the 'Fire Doorsets' guide has been compiled based on the knowledge and expertise of ASSA ABLOY's FDIS-trained inspectors, as well as insights and information from a range of third-party accreditation bodies and trade associations, including the Door & Hardware Federation, Fire Industry Association, and Secured By Design.