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SASIG calls for greater focus on real-life cyber resilience

THE SECURITY Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) has again reiterated the need for improved real-world cyber resilience within businesses to protect themselves from the ongoing prevalence of cyber attacks. The organisation’s pronouncement follows the publication of the latest Government Cyber Security Breaches Survey, which finds that 39% of UK businesses have experienced a cyber attack in the past 12 months (the same percentage, in fact, that was unearthed in last year’s study).

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Liberty’s “landmark” case against mass surveillance takes step forward

LIBERTY’S “LANDMARK” litigation against the UK’s mass surveillance laws – dubbed the Snoopers’ Charter – has taken a further step forward after the Government admitted that its safeguards are inadequate and judges ordered the case to proceed. On Friday 8 April, the High Court approved Liberty’s application to appeal parts of a judgement handed down in July 2019 over the lawfulness of “bulk” surveillance powers.

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Police Scotland introduces simultaneous live drone and helicopter video streaming

POLICE SCOTLAND has become the first UK police force to implement UAV video technology with the capability to live-stream from drones and helicopters. The newly deployed ExStream UAV Streamer, developed by Excelerate Technology, was customised to improve situational awareness across air-to-ground operations, solving the long-term issue of the feed only being visible to a single operator or otherwise a ground-based unit.

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London terror review

Security and preparedness need to be built into London’s fabric and effective protection against terrorist attack must be a city-wide endeavour, concluded Lord Toby Harris in a second review of London’s preparedness for a terrorist attack and implications of the covid-19 pandemic for the capital’s immediate and long-term preparedness. Lord Harris has made 294 recommendations; covering funding of the emergency services and equipment; specialist training for teams to deal with types of attacks, and improving information sharing, given the shared responsibility of countering terrorism, including by businesses and civil society.

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Recent Case Studies

“Monkton Combe School have used FTL since 2014, they have been very helpful with assisting Monkton with their initial installation of electronic door access control and developing the schools system. The school has TDSI installed, at present we have 80 doors with electronic access control. We have a good working relationship and they are always available to offer advice over the phone or attend within a short period of time dependent on security needs if we have any issues. We have found them to be very proactive.”

A. Clark
Monkton Combe School

“Extremely professional, efficient and friendly. Been a pleasure to work with.”

I. Davis
Wellington College

The level of after sales support offered by FTL is paramount and we have found the technical support team to be one of the best we have ever dealt with - there has never been anything that they haven't resolved immediately and their staff are quick to respond, knowledgeable and professional.

IT Manager
Elegant English Hotels

“FTL have provided us with excellent service from pre sales through installation and post install bug fixes (even when it was our fault). Their technical skills and focus on details makes us feel confident in the systems installed in our school. This has allowed us to use them throughout our school on a variety of projects and are confident we have the right solutions in place to offer a safe learning environment for our students and staff.”

B. Maytham
Gumley House Convent

“Working with FTL has been a straightforward and reassuring experience at all stages. Their process is extremely thorough and exacting and they make a significant effort to ensure that your requirements have been fully understood and will confirm at all stages that they have correctly understood the solution you are asking for. They work extremely well on site maintaining professionalism at all times whilst keeping work quick and disruption to a minimum. They have delivered a top quality solution at BEN and have at every stage ensured that we fully understood exactly what we were paying for before going forward with any works.”

B. Cummins
BEN Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund, Lynwood Court Care Home

With their technical ability, Isoscan has installed and maintained various systems which allow bmi to maintain cost effective management of key sites. I can safely recommend Isoscan as a competent and trustworthy contractor.

Facilities Manager
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