Posts Categorized: January 2021

Ready to roll

Matt Medley reveals factors not to miss on the march towards Total Asset Readiness The US Department of Defense defines operational readiness as “the capability of a unit/formation, ship, weapon system, or equipment to perform the missions or functions for which it is organised or designed.” While Total Asset Readiness can sound simple phrase, actually… Read more »

Power play

Paul D Turner reveals why securing the unprotected power line network remains a vital security challenge for the year ahead The start of a new year often means reflecting on the past and year, perhaps more than usual given the global pandemic. As 2021 begins, I have found myself pondering a question asked by one… Read more »

Safe and sound

Peter Jackson reports on the importance of designing for security and assurance in places of worship Religious premises across the UK suffered an average of 13 crimes a day between July 2019 and July 2020, according to police figures collected by the Countryside Alliance. In that time, well over 5,000 crimes were committed in places… Read more »

Stemming the flow

Andy Gent examines the problem with illicit mobile phones in prisons and reveals a potential solution Contraband mobile phones have long been a security and public safety concern in prison and detention facilities around the world. While some prisoners may use these mobile devices for communicating with loved ones, others use them to continue their… Read more »

Candid camera

Richie McBride explains how frontline retail workers can feel protected thanks to body-worn cameras The retail sector is the largest private sector employer in the UK with almost three million workers, but prior to Covid-19 few appreciated the service they were providing. Retail workers are now being recognised as true frontline key workers, and continue… Read more »

Real-time threats

Emily Heath reveals why your organisation is underestimating the cybersecurity challenge Cybersecurity threats are nothing new. Every year, it seems industry experts warn it is time to take security more seriously. For the most part, organisations have responded to those warnings. Once solely managed by IT, cybersecurity is now a C-level concern that is central… Read more »

Mind the gap

Charaka Goonatilake considers the importance of bridging the divide between GRC and cyber Complexity so often breeds uncertainty, and so it is with highly complex IT infrastructures and how they are used and secured. GRC (governance, risk and compliance) teams need answers to manage risk and assure compliance. Answers are invariably found, but seldom quickly,… Read more »