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Stealing the World’s Most Famous Painting : La Joconde was recovered 100 years ago

The man who stole the Mona Lisa was caught, exactly a century ago; two years after vanishing with the masterpiece. Although today La Joconde is easily the most famous painting in the world, it took a theft to cement its status. Vincenzo Peruggia was not the kind of criminal mastermind that makes up the majority […]

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Development of explosives detection technology to automatically detect explosive substances adhering to carry-on luggage

Combined with x-ray inspection equipment to raise security in airports and other important facilities  Hitachi, Ltd. has developed explosives detection technology to automatically inspect for explosive substances adhering to luggage to strengthen security in public facilities such as airports. As a result of this technology, inspection of carry-on luggage which previously took time as it […]

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Tax crackdown on security industry

Tax cheats working in the private security industry are being targeted as part of a wave of taskforces launched 19 September by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The taskforce will focus on security companies and their employees in London and the South East. Taskforces are specialist teams that undertake intensive bursts of activity in specific […]

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Prolinx announces intelligent Cyber Assurance solution

New approach to tackling cyber threats helps secure military, government and commercial IT infrastructure Yesterday, Prolinx has announced a comprehensive Cyber Assurance service to protect organisations against today’s constantly evolving barrage of cyber attacks. Prolinx has used its experience gained by working on secure military and government projects to assemble a combination of technologies and […]

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3DX-RAY to supply powerful x-ray inspection system to diamond processing operation in Africa

3DX-RAY, the x-ray inspection specialists, has announced that it has signed a new contract with a major new diamond processing facility in Africa. The deal means 3DX-RAY will supply its fully integrated and high quality AXIS-64 system to help prevent losses from the site. The AXIS-64 system will be installed at the new facility, currently […]

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Criminals ‘Caught Out’ by Raytec IR at Headingley Cricket Ground

Raytec Infra-Red LED illuminators have been installed to protect Headingley Cricket stadium, home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The stadium wanted to improve security on site ahead of a busy sporting season, both to reduce crime and improve the safety for visitors. High performance RAYMAX Infra-Red lighting was chosen to provide wide angle, invisible illumination […]

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Hacked servers for sale in underground store

AlienVault Labs have been investigating a criminal underground store dedicated to selling access to hacked servers. In this store, a customer can buy an admin account and then carry out criminal activities from it, distribute malware, install a botnet etc. Alberto Ortega, Research Team Engineer  at AlienVault has spent time investigating such a business, below are […]

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IT Security Company welcomes extra government spending on Cyber Security but warns that British business must also protect themselves from evolving threats

Government plans to spend an extra  £210 million on cyber security has been welcomed by IT security company MWR InfoSecurity. Alex Fidgen, director at MWR InfoSecurity, said: “The Government have recognised that we are under increasing threat of attacks from a variety of sources and this extra funding is very welcome. It will enable us […]

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Student creates interactive eyeball security system with facial recognition to cut crime

Promising product designer Curtis John, has created an eye ball shaped interactive security system which comes ‘alive’ and reacts to human movement with facial recognition, and uses movement and surprise to unnerve trespassers. Created by Middlesex University product design student Curtis, the system titled ‘Sentient’ aims to deter would be criminals before they attempt to […]

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How To Choose A Business Alarm Installer

For many people, their businesses are one of the most important aspects of their life behind family and home. Those who own a commercial premises or a property from which they conduct their business must reflect this in the level of security that they can install. In-depth security systems provide plenty of benefits for businesses; […]

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