Posts Categorized: July/August 2022

Cause for concern?

Simon Randall considers if the general public should be suspicious about the growing use of facial recognition technology Facial Recognition Technology is rapidly being adopted in both public and private sectors and the market is set to continue to grow, with an estimated worth of $10.2-billion globally by 2028. In its simplest terms it uses… Read more »

Watching brief

Anthony Incorvati explains how network camera surveillance at airports can drive operational efficiency In April, I returned to the US from a business trip, flying from Copenhagen to New York via Charles de Gaulle, Paris. To put it bluntly, it was chaos: long queues of frustrated travellers and raised voices echoing around the terminal.Landing in Paris,… Read more »

Perimeter protection

Peter Jackson examines top security measures to consider when protecting businesses and national infrastructure One of the main questions the industry is facing at the moment is: are we doing enough to protect our critical infrastructure and business properties? After the pandemic and lockdowns throughout 2020-21, crime rates have been increasing. The Office for National… Read more »

A sacred promise broken?

Barry Scott Zellen, PhD, explains why decline in indigenous consultation at the Arctic Council signals a retreat from the spirit of the 1996 Ottawa Declaration The unprecedented four-month boycott of the Arctic Council was unexpected news to the six Permanent Participant organisations representing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. While the Council is predicated upon… Read more »

Pragmatism payoff

Raghu Nandakumara explains the essential role that Zero Trust plays when it comes to transforming cyber concerns from mountains into mole hills Digital transformation has been the watchword of the last decade, and in the past two years, the concept has become even more synonymous with hyperconnectivity. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the move to the… Read more »

Cyber world war

Alon Schwartz reveals how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is fuelling a cyber war Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has placed Europe in a precarious position. From a security standpoint, perhaps one of the most concerning implications of the invasion has been the aggravation of cybercriminal activity – a consequence that policymakers are already flagging with… Read more »

Meeting the challenge

Martin Riley puts the NIS2 Directive under the microscope to reveal what it means for Managed Service Providers The EU’s Networks & Information Systems Directive and Regulations (NIS) aims to improve the cyber security and resilience of critical systems across Europe with the Directive enacted in UK law as the NIS Regulations. First introduced in… Read more »