What is Security Penetration Testing? Meaning, Procedure & Benefits

What is Security Penetration Testing? Meaning, Procedure & Benefits

Published: 25th March 2019

A penetration test or pen test is a simulated cyberattack against a computer system that is carried out to identify exploitable vulnerabilities. Within the context of web application security, penetration testing is done to augment a WAF or Web Application Firewall. Now, penetration testing can include a range of attempted breaches across several application systems. For example, APIs (Application Protocol Interfaces) or frontend/backend servers. The goal here is to look for vulnerabilities that are open to code injection attacks.

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Choosing CCTV Systems – A Guide for Small Businesses

Choosing CCTV Systems – A Guide for Small Businesses

Published: 27th February 2019

If you own a small business, competition from your rivals is not the only threat you need to watch out for; you must also take steps to secure your premises. Pouring your blood, sweat and tears into your business is not enough. To protect your business interests, you need to come up with a security strategy. Over the years, increasing crime rates have forced businesses to rethink their security strategies. The modern intruder is equipped with a number of advanced devices that aid them in executing their devious plans. To secure your interests, you need to be a step ahead of antisocial elements. A CCTV system helps you achieve exactly that.

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The Era of Smart Technology in Security – Smart CCTV Cameras

8 Emerging Security Trends To Embrace In 2019

Published: 8th February 2019

Evolving access control technologies have relentlessly spurred on improvements in performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Potential applications for these systems have exceeded traditional purposes; with focus being on networked and software-based solutions in particular. These two elements have had a major role in the growth of access control systems in security.

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6 Ways an Access Control System Can Benefit your Business

6 Ways an Access Control System Can Benefit your Business

Published: 30th January 2019

Improving security measures and maintaining proper access control systems in any property is important for the safety & security of its occupants. Businesses need to have solid protection systems in place in order to ensure that threats are deterred whether physically or technologically...

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The Era of Smart Technology in Security – Smart CCTV Cameras

The Era of Smart Technology in Security – Smart CCTV Cameras

Published: 14th January 2019

CCTV (closed-circuit television) is originally described as “a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes.” The introduction of technology over the years has seen and brought in more intricate designs and features when it comes to CCTV cameras.

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11 Tips to Ensure Your Home/Office and Valuables are Secure

11 Tips to Ensure Your Home/Office and Valuables are Secure

Published: 7th November 2018

Our previous blog looked at your personal security, particularly when the evenings are shorter. This one looks at how to protect your home, office and property...

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15 Personal Safety Tips for the Winter Season?

15 Personal Safety Tips for the Winter Season

Published: 6th November 2018

As the nights draw in and the evenings get darker crime, especially crime against the person, tends to increase. Though the chance of being a victim of crime is statistically unlikely, there are a number of simple steps you can take to reduce the threat even further...

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15 Tips to Help Prevent Scooter Crime

Published: 19th June 2018

Sadly, you might be aware that violent crime across the UK has risen by around 50%. Moped enabled robberies in London are running at around 430 per week across the Capital with Islington, Camden and Westminster Boroughs suffering most of the reported crimes. The comedian Michael McIntyre was attacked in his car recently too.

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Evacuation / Invacuation and Dynamic Lockdown Procedures

Published: 28th March 2018

Now consider: The time is now, you are reading this article when your telephone rings, a staff member bursts into your office... 'Help, gunshots have been heard, people are screaming and running, smoke can be seen'...they look to you for leadership and ask: 'What do we do?' So, what do you do? What is the situation? What are your priorities?

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Six Ways Integrated Security Can Make Your Business Life Easier

Published: 14th September 2017

Today's businesses use lots of different systems. From the standard Microsoft package to your accounts/payroll, through to your security systems such as alarms and access control. Thankfully you can link these systems so that information moves between them to make your life easier. Let's have a look at how integrated security can help your business...

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Can Your Business Be Penetrated?

Published: 20th July 2017

Your business has tremendous value. Your stock, your data, your intellectual property and, most of all, your staff. Can your business be penetrated by people after what's in your business? I am sure you've heard the term penetration testing. When you hear the phrase, do you consider it to be just about your IT or about your business as a whole?

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Top 10 Office Security Tips

Published: 11th July 2017

In 2016, the British retail consortium estimated that £613 million pounds was lost to crime with cyber- crime making one third of this cost. Another survey, commissioned by an office fitout firm, suggests £190 million worth of company property is stolen by employees every year.

A few months ago, we published a guide to help your staff whilst they are out of the office. This is our guide to help you improve security whilst they are in the office.

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maintaining your access control system

7 Reasons To Maintain Your Access Control System

Published: 23rd June 2017

So now you have seen the benefits of a maintenance contract on a CCTV System and what goes on behind the scenes of your equipment, let's now look at the reasons you need to maintain your access control solution.

You swipe your card or present your fob at a reader and the door allows you access meaning the system is working and your staff can gain access to the building and carry out their duties. But there is a lot more to the Access Control System which you may not be aware of and if maintained correctly will ensure the effective running of your system.

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6 Reasons Why You Must Maintain Your CCTV Systems

Published: 30th May 2017

Put simply, you have invested in a CCTV system to keep the people and property that are important to you safe. Maintaining your CCTV system ensures they stay safe, but let's look at this in more detail.

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