Security News Desk UK https://securitynewsdesk.com Security News, Publishing, Products and more... Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:02:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://securitynewsdesk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-SND512-32x32.png Security News Desk UK https://securitynewsdesk.com 32 32 Exclusive comment: Cybersecurity in the modern world https://securitynewsdesk.com/exclusive-comment-cybersecurity-in-the-modern-world/ Wed, 07 Apr 2021 13:12:57 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4248260 Exclusive comment: Cybersecurity in the modern world

Peter Groucutt, Managing Director of Databarracks comments exclusively for Security News Desk UK on cybersecurity in the new normal

Cyber security is an arms-race between legitimate businesses and the cyber criminals. As the attacker’s techniques and skills improve, so do defences.

In a 2012 TED talk, the FBI futurologist Marc Goodman drew parallels between the growing prevalence of cyber-crime and earlier criminal innovations – the transition from the single-victim model of highway robbery to a captive audience of 200 targets during a stagecoach hold-up was fundamentally an exercise in risk reduction and scalability.

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Suprema CoreStation offers multi-credential flexibility https://securitynewsdesk.com/suprema-corestation-offers-multi-credential-flexibility/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:20:43 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4246977 Suprema CoreStation offers multi-credential flexibility

Suprema shared partner testimonials about its security controller CoreStation that helps facilitate building multi-credential access control systems.

Suprema CoreStation is a biometric-enabled security controller that provides great system design flexibility with credential options ranging from PIN, RF card reader, mobile access to fingerprint and face recognition.

Meyer, a partner in Turkey, was able to construct a face recognition access control system for its customer using Suprema CoreStation and Suprema face recognition terminals.

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Biometrics: Where we are and where we’re going https://securitynewsdesk.com/biometrics-where-we-are-and-where-were-going/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:12:38 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4246964 Biometrics: Where we are and where we’re going

Christian Fredrikson, CEO at Fingerprints explores how Biometrics is playing a leading role in access control, and discusses the benefits of fingerprint technology

It’s heartening to see biometric technology playing a role in helping people, communities and workplaces adapt to the changes triggered by the past year. The value of biometrics is reaching far beyond mobile and is set to become even more prominent in new areas. Most notably biometric payment cards are providing a route map to safer, more hygienic in-store payments, while smart homes and workplaces are becoming more secure and user friendly with biometric access control.

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Vemotion report a surge in streaming video surveillance applications https://securitynewsdesk.com/vemotion-report-a-surge-in-streaming-video-surveillance-applications/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:08:49 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4246955 Vemotion report a surge in streaming video surveillance applications

Vemotion Interactive, the UK manufacturer of low-latency, high-performance, live video streaming solutions for systems integrators and OEM solutions providers, reports that over the past 12 months, trends in streaming live video have accelerated, and the company has seen an increase in demand for its mobile and rapid deployment CCTV camera solutions.

Delivering ultra-low latency, high-resolution live streaming HD video transmission over GPRS, 3G, 4GLTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and Satellite networks, Vemotion’s range of low bandwidth video streaming products provide live video surveillance solutions for mobile, rapid deployment, temporary, or permanent deployment CCTV video surveillance applications.

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Civil Service strikes deal for ‘hybrid’ offices https://securitynewsdesk.com/civil-service-strikes-deal-for-hybrid-offices/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:06:49 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4246943 Civil Service strikes deal for ‘hybrid’ offices

Off the back of the news from the Telegraph today that Civil Servants will be allowed to work from home and hybrid office spaces, under new flexible working programmes due to a deal signed with Workplace Group, Zoho Corporation expert, Sridhar Iyengar comments about what this means for private and public sector industry, and why the civil service have committed to this long term shift.

“The changes to working practices seen with the Covid-19 pandemic have shown organisations that they can work efficiently and flexibly from home without the costly overheads of office spaces and time-consuming commuting for employees.

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Onfido collaborates with Microsoft to bring the Future of Reusable Identity https://securitynewsdesk.com/onfido-collaborates-with-microsoft-to-bring-the-future-of-reusable-identity/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:02:42 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4246928 Onfido collaborates with Microsoft to bring the Future of Reusable Identity

Onfido, the identity verification and authentication company, announced it has been selected by Microsoft to enable fast and secure identity verification and onboarding for its Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)  verifiable credentials.

Azure AD verifiable credentials, now in public preview, provide an open standards approach to safely and securely re-using verified information about a business or user in order to provide fast, frictionless access to new services. Once a person’s real identity is bound to their digital identity using Onfido’s document plus selfie verification, end-users are onboarded to Azure AD and have complete control over their identity from their smartphone, being able to provision its reuse to access additional services.

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Revolutionary new security product to protect security officers https://securitynewsdesk.com/revolutionary-new-security-product-to-protect-security-officers/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:08:13 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4245830 Revolutionary new security product to protect security officers

Following successful trials with police and security staff in South Yorkshire, SmartTag® is now being made available to Security Industry Accredited (SIA) security officers working in the wider Yorkshire area.

The award-winning forensic scientists at SmartWater Group created SmartTag following the increase in attacks on frontline workers during the Covid lockdown.  Each security officer will be equipped with a uniquely formulated handheld spray for their exclusive use. However, they are required to sit an online training course and pass an examination before they receive their SmartTag spray.

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Nominet Cyber Security comments on 2021 survey https://securitynewsdesk.com/nominet-cyber-security-comments-on-2021-survey/ Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:02:33 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4245820 Nominet Cyber Security comments on 2021 survey

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has released the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 report. Among the findings were that two in five businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) report having cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.

Steve Forbes, Government Cyber Security Expert at Nominet, comments:

“The recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport further shows the strain the pandemic has put on cyber resilience.

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Tyman plc appoints new UK and Ireland President to lead ERA growth https://securitynewsdesk.com/tyman-plc-appoints-new-uk-and-ireland-president-to-lead-era-growth/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 13:14:58 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4227140 Tyman plc appoints new UK and Ireland President to lead ERA growth

ERA, UK home security and fenestration component providers, has announced the appointment of Helen Downer as the UK and Ireland President of its parent company, Tyman plc. Tyman UK and Ireland encompasses ERA Home Security, Zoo Hardware and Access 360 businesses.

Superseding Darren Waters from 1st April 2021, Helen will be responsible for leading ERA’s continued growth across the fenestration, distribution, specification and consumer markets with the support and investment of Tyman plc.

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The Integrated Review https://securitynewsdesk.com/the-integrated-review/ Tue, 23 Mar 2021 13:13:18 +0000 https://securitynewsdesk.com/?p=4227130 The Integrated Review

The recent release of the Integrated Review by the UK government has produced controversy in the industry, does the new vision align with government intended aims?

The UK government recently released its Integrated Review 2021 which aims to place technology and science at the heart of UK security, with priority areas identified to help tackle new forms of warfare like cyber attacks.

The british government website, Gov.uk released a statement regarding the review detailing how the Integrated Review is a comprehensive articulation of the UK’s national security and international policy.

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