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3rd August 2022 Issue no. 618
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First of its kind for Codelocks with new glass door smart lock
MTL200: Mul-T-Lock’s high-quality, patented locking solution
How much could a ransomware attack really cost? Don’t wait to find out
Recent research by cyber security firm Cybereason has revealed that a third of ransomware victims were forced to close temporarily or permanently as a result of an attack.
According to ransomware protection specialist ProLion, calculating the true cost of ransomware before an attack is an impossible question to answer. The research found that 80 percent of ransomware victims that paid their ransom suffered repeat attacks. Many were attacked less than a month later – some by the same attackers and some for an even higher ransom amount.
GJD launches the GEM external curtain detector to protect properties against crime
Videx launches new Digital IP Panel range
The 4514 compliments the existing Videx IP system offering a digital call panel which is ideal for larger installations, that’s capable of calling up to 5,000 apartments, making it the access control solution of choice for both private and public sector apartment buildings.
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This Week's News
Valuable Lessons in Fire and Life Safety Design
Under guidance from the Architects Registration Board, architectural students are set for a change in curriculum. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explores this decision and why industry collaboration is central to improving fire safety education and paving the way to a safer future.
In an evolving construction industry, the approach to building design is ever shifting. Yet, as the complexity of projects intensifies, safety and sustainability remain fundamental areas of focus, and according to architects, have been the most common of issues presented to them over this past five-year period.
54% of CISOs are ‘fighting an uphill battle’ for board-level cybersecurity support
Over half (54%) of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) say the board fails to provide them with ample investment for cyber initiatives, according to a new study by cybersecurity technology provider, Encore. An independent study of 100 C-level executives, 100 CISOs and 500 office workers in the US and the UK, sought to uncover the gap that remains between boards and security teams when it comes to addressing cyber demands.
One of the primary findings of the study indicated that 50% of boards across both regions have cybersecurity at the top of their agenda, yet over 60% of CISOs feel unsupported in mitigating against cyber-attacks.
5 ways access control improves a healthcare facility
Healthcare institutions work around the clock to look after people at their most vulnerable. It's vital that patients, visitors, and staff feel safe and secure at all times. Robust and reliable access control systems provide the peace of mind that lets medical professionals do their best work.
1. Automatically limit access to certain areas
East Midlands UK Logistics Centre
A major logistics centre based near the UK’s East Midlands Airport needed an efficient video surveillance system to monitor its operations, specifically an automated part of its warehouse that operates 24/7 to fulfil orders.
The logistics company handles packages for contract customers including major retailers and is subject to strict service level agreements; so any downtime in its operations may incur significant penalties, damage its reputation, and impact customer loyalty in a competitive industry.
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98% of UK businesses experienced a security incident in the last 12 months
A significant 98 per cent of UK organisations experienced some form of a security incident in the last 12 months, according to a new report from Barracuda Networks Inc. (Barracuda), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions.
The report, titled The State of Industrial Security in 2022, surveyed 800 senior IT managers, senior IT security managers, and project managers responsible for industrial internet of things (IIoT)/operational technology (OT) in their organisation to get their perspectives on IIoT/OT security projects, implementation challenges, security incidents, technology investments, and a variety of issues related to cybersecurity risks.