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14th February 2018 Issue no. 397
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The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a report updating its guidance on Turla Neuron malware, which provides a platform to steal sensitive data. NCSC provides enhanced cybersecurity services to protect against cybersecurity threats.
NCSC encourages users and administrators to review the advisory to access the report and for more information. www.ncsc.gov.uk
A rocky debut for US home security firm ADT. Shares in the company fell as much as 13.9 per cent to $12.06 on its first day of trading on Friday, less than two years after private equity owner Apollo acquired the business via a massive leveraged buyout.
The lurch lower is another setback for ADT, which already had to price its initial public offering below its target range after selling fewer shares than planned. The company, which provides alarm systems and security monitoring services to homes and businesses, priced its shares at $14 a piece, below the original target range of $17-$19.Full Story
Everybody appreciates that using a ladder can be dangerous, even if a person is only a few rungs high. Each year there are numerous ladder related incidents and accidents in the UK alone.
'Tony' started his professional career at James Altier Lock & Key in Youngstown. Later to become sole owner of Allied Locksmiths of Youngstown and moved the business to South Avenue.Full Story
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global Smart locks market is expected to reach a value of US$ 1.01 Bn by 2024.
The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. The advancements in wireless communication technologies and a booming smart homes, smart home as a service, and home automation market can be considered as a major factor for the growth of smart locks market.
STANLEY Product and Technology, a leading provider of security and access control solutions, are exhibiting at Skydd & Säkerhet, which takes place between the 24th-25th January at the MalmöMässan trade fair and convention centre in Malmö, Sweden.
(STC), the largest telecommunications company in the Middle East and Qualys, Inc. a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced an agreement to deliver a unique regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform to secure global digital transformation for enterprises throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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As you know, we're returning to the East Midlands Conference Centre for the 9th year running. Why do we keep going back? Well, the facilities are fantastic and that lets us bring you an all-round better show.
The conference centre is located at the University of Nottingham, easy to get to from motorway networks and close to East Midlands airport. This makes it attractive to international visitors and we have locksmiths registering from all over Europe and even further afield!
Securefast plc, one of the UK's leading access controls and security system providers as announced a series of introductory training days, which are open to all industry personnel involved in the supply or installation of Access Control and Hotel Locking Systems.
Of particular benefit to sales teams, specification staff and installation technicians, these completely free half day training courses have been specifically designed to provide participants with an informative and technical insight into Access Controls, Network Access Controls and Hotel Locking Systems.
Not only is Lock Lock taking the composite and entrance door market by storm, thanks to unrivalled product design, performance and longevity, but it is now the only security door handle with the coveted Sold Secure certification, that's issued by the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA).
Sold Secure is the premier testing and certification house for security products, operated by the MLA and so the independent testing undergone on Lock Lock has been considerable. Now listed on www.soldsecure.com as the only entrance door handle to achieve this important certification, door manufacturers, installers and homeowners can be re-assured that the product has been tested to the highest standards, along with the unrivalled 200,000 cycle and 5,000+ hours salt spray testing credentials.
We live in an interconnected world. From fridges to cars, there are few devices left to which we haven't assigned an IP address and welcomed into the growing ecosystem of products we like to call the Internet of Things.
There is much to be said for this new age of integration. Both consumers and businesses are realising new levels of productivity and efficiency, saving energy, money and time.
CCTV (closed-circuit television) also referred as video surveillance, is a TV arrangement in that signals are not in public dispersed although are supervised, chiefly for security and surveillance purposes.
The CCTV depends on the calculated and intentional placement of cameras plus surveillance of the camera's input signal on computer screen someplace. As the cameras intercommunicate with computer screens or/and video records all around, the private coax cable carries or wireless communicating links to point towards that access to their capacity is bounded purposely only to individuals capable to check it.
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Standardization bodies are organizations that exist specifically for developing, coordinating, promoting and interpreting technical standards.
As with any vital area, there are several standardization bodies focused on producing information security related standards. Here are five standardization bodies all security engineers should know about:Full Story
By Rebecca Camber
The country's first 'private police force' is investigating hundreds of crimes that regular officers are too busy to look at. A firm led by former Scotland Yard senior officers has successfully prosecuted more than 400 criminals and is now carrying out murder inquiries.Full Story
Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a "phantom" debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body and suggest they are recovering funds for a non-existent debt.
This is a dedicated area for inventors, innovative projects and new startups where you'll be able to get a look at some cutting edge new products you might not have seen anywhere else!
Health bosses have spent more than £12million on security in the last five years amid a rise in attacks on NHS staff and patients. A total of 4,249 'physical and non-verbal' assaults were recorded at hospitals in the North East between April 2012 and March last year - an average of two a day.
10.30-13.30 Impressioning - Alan Morgan
The long-term relationship between Brisant Secure and Federal Lock has been further cemented with the appointment of the Dewsbury-based hardware and lock specialist as the official stockist for Federal branded products.