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Vigilance can report that the MoD has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK’s Naval Bases and maintain and repair the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines, directly sustaining more than 7,500 jobs across the UK.

The global transportation of goods is getting tougher as organizations operating in high risk countries face daily threats of theft, terrorism, smuggling and product safety in their supply chain. And as a response, the BSI has launched an independent assessment scheme to assist companies of all sizes to achieve and demonstrate competence in their supply chain security.

News summary: Semafone, a UK company specialising in fraud prevention software used by call centres taking payments over the phone, is looking to increase the size of its operations following a £4m growth capital investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund), and a further £1m from Octopus Investments and other existing shareholders.

Security awareness training must be given more importance as likelihood of human error leading to a security breach increases.

UK: As part of European Cyber Security Awareness Month (ECSM), Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Institute suggests that human resource departments have a critical role to play in helping their organisations improve information security procedures. “Organisations are beginning to realise that they have to secure the human element as technology can only go so far,” says Spitzner, an internationally recognised leader in the field of cyber threat research and security training and awareness.

Seeds of Genius, a specialist supplier to Federal Government and DOD, has joined the fast-growing number of companies across North America now certified to supply Becrypt’s cyber security solutions. Seeds of Genius has become a premium Certified Reseller for Becrypt and is able to supply Becrypt’s latest cyber security solutions that includes the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure security solution tVolution, and its range of endpoint security products. Due to the uncertainly around TrueCrypt, Seeds of Genius has already won several contracts for Becrypt encryption solutions within the financial services sector.


UK: ExMeshTM, an industry leading manufacturer of perimeter fencing systems, is to launch an “Approved Contractor” scheme later this year to provide fencing installation contractors with high levels of support in selling and installing their fence and gate systems. Ultimately, the desired outcome is for fencing contractors to have the skills and knowledge required to deliver customers with the highest quality installations of ExMeshTM products throughout the UK.

Bolton Wanderers Football Club will be launching their military green third shirts, with £10 from each shirt sale going directly to Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, the club’s national charity partner for the 2014/15 football season.