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30th March 2016 Issue no. 306
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by Darren Paul
The information security market will hit US$170 billion by 2020, a growth projection of some US$100 billion (£70 billion) from current figures according to analyst firms.Full Story
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This Week's News
Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On average, a breach would cost companies just short of $1m (£0.69m).
Following this, information has been sourced that IT security professionals are the most sought-after contractors within the UK's growing jobs market according to new research from UK-based recruiting contract finance provider Sonovate.
Umbo CV has raised a $2.8 million seed round for its security cameras, which use artificial intelligence to identify suspicious activity and prevent crimes before they happen. The Taipei- and San Francisco-based startup's funding was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from Mesh Ventures, Wistron Corporation, and Phison Electronics.Full Story
The development by St Edward (part of The Berkeley Group) at 190 Strand will feature 200 suites, apartments and penthouses around a landscaped square stretching down to the riverfront.
By Peggy Hollinger, Financial Times
The hackers were changing tactics almost by the hour. Even as the cyber defence team erected one wall to repel the invasion, another was being breached by an entirely new hostile code.
This attack on a major UK company lasted for five weeks last year - and was eventually traced to an "Asian government", says James Hatch, director of cyber services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, which first identified the assault.Full Story
By Cammy Harbison
On Thursday, Heise Security reported a new form of ransomware called Petya that locks users' computer screens while encrypting their files. While ransomware infections in general are on the rise, the Petya ransomware uses two interesting tactics not previously used by ransomware attackers.
Ransomware attacks usually occur after a victim has clicked on a poisoned link inside of an email or on a website. But more recently, ransomware attackers have been changing their methods to fool more victims.Full Story
Deadlocks and paddle handles from Alpro are securing Warwick House, a new £6m library and multi-user community building in Seaford, East Sussex. The library building, which includes nine supported accommodation residential units, is on three storeys and also offers day services for older people.
Several sets of powered pedestrian sliding doors within the curtain walling at Warwick House are using Alpro's Europrofile deadlocks. The doors give access to library, community and clinical facilities with much attention been paid to the needs of wheelchair-users.
Assa Abloy Access Control, a UK division of Assa Abloy, a global leader in door opening solutions, together with Spica will be presenting an integrated approach to access control within Data Centres at this year's Data Centre World exhibition.
Held at Excel, London, on 12th and 13th April 2016, Assa Abloy Access Control UK and Spica, a leading manufacturer of innovative access control solutions, will be exhibiting their latest innovations in access control at the show on stand E81.
Working with IT installers Abzorb Networks, Comelit has supplied its Ikall digital entrance panels and hands-free resident audio units to the Old Fire Station in Birmingham, a Grade II-listed former fire command base in the centre of the city. The building is now a £35 million high-end student accommodation complex housing 463 students in a variety of apartments, studios and clusters.
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The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is delighted to announce the date for the first Liverpool Crime Prevention Exhibition and Conference which will be held at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 25th May 2016.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is proud to announce the winners of its Regional Security Personnel Awards 2016.
VPS Site Security, specialists in protecting large and remote locations from construction sites to railways, and Costain, the British construction and civil engineering company, have been selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation category of the 2016 Construction News Awards.
Vehicle trackers are a small device that can be fitted to any sort of vehicle, and through tracking the vehicle via a GPS signal they offer businesses are huge amount of benefits.
But why go to the expense of implementing a vehicle tracking system? Here are ten of the most common reasons.
The ICO has launched a self-assessment tool that will help small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) to assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act. The toolkit provides handy links to relevant guidance and further information. It will generate an assessment rating based on user responses.