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James Kelly, CEO, the BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a revised version of its code of practice relating to Maintenance of CCTV Surveillance Systems (BSIA Form 120), to ensure that its guidance is coordinated with the principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice.


The challenges in protecting hospitals from cyber attacks are very similar to those faced in ICS and SCADA environments; the equipment used in hospitals is not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware. This creates a dangerous situation where:

The devices have known vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited by bad actors


“Hacktivism has been around since the Cult of the Dead Cow in the 80s; only the names have changed. Where we once heard about Chaos Computer Club and the Legion of Doom, we now have high-profile examples like Anonymous, Anti-Sec, and Lul-Sec”

With “cyber-terrorism” the current media buzz word, there have been numerous articles recently on Cyber Caliphate, Cyber Berkut and Cyber Freedom – organisations claiming to fight for the fights of freedom and free information around the world.

Increasing the dialogue and co-operation between the emergency services and the voluntary sector will be a key focus of The Emergency Services Show which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 23 to 24 September 2015.

ESET study reveals that 84 percent of companies would be crushed if infected by ransomware and 31 percent would have no choice but to pay the hackers

LONDON, UK: Over a third of UK companies have either personally been held to ransom by hackers or know someone that has had their networks infected by ransomware, a new study from ESET has revealed.

A Diaspora Note to PDP, Other Political Parties, Civil Liberties Organisations, Churches, Mosques, NANS, Student Union Governments, ASUU, NMA, NBA, All Nigerian Professionals, Nigeria Labour Congress, Market Men and Women, Artisans, Ex-Service Men and Women and ALL NIGERIANS!

The British Security Industry Association’s CCTV Section has welcomed the revision of British Standard BS8418, claiming that the changes will make it easier for installers and monitoring companies to comply with the standard without reducing system effectiveness.