IFSEC Istanbul is to launch an educational security conference next year. The IFSEC Istanbul Confex 2014 will offer the region a learning platform from a practical approach, say the organisers UBM.

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The cost of fraud is much more far-reaching than a fraud loss figure on the bottom line caused by one rogue individual. This report demonstrates just how much greater those impacts can be. With total costs nearly quadrupling the initial amount lost on smaller frauds this is a warning to all organisations that they risk making themselves a sitting target if they do not recognise that prevention is far less costly than cure, and invest in a comprehensive and coherent strategy to prevent internal fraud.

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24-26 November 2013, RICEC, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia IFSEC & OSH Arabia attracts over 4000 commercial and government professionals to discuss the future of the security, fire and safety industry and source leading suppliers.


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Navtech Radar, the world leading developer and manufacturer of wide area Security and Surveillance systems, has won the Highly CommendDetektor International Award 2013 in the Alarm & Detection category. Launched in January 2013, the new AGS1600 EXTREME radar surveillance solution is specifically developed to cope with the environmental and climatic conditions found in oil & gas exploration. The system is completely integrated with Navtech's sophisticated intuitive control software suite, Witness. The solution works within an ambient temperature range of - 40°C to + 65°C, and explosion proof options are available as well as solutions entirely powered by solar panels.

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Cyber attacks on container ships and port infrastructure will get more sophisticated; and companies should be doing more to protect their supply chain security, it is claimed.
Reportedly hackers attacked the container terminal software in Antwerp in an effort to pinpoint the location of containers concealing smuggled drugs so they could deliver them to bogus drivers.

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The last day of April 2013 was a historical date in the Netherlands. Following his mother’s abdication, Prince Willem-Alexander’s swearing-in as the new king means the country once again has a male monarch for the first time in 123 years. As a result, the program for the festivities on this Queen’s Day in Amsterdam was particularly comprehensive. However, this also posed a large challenge for Amsterdam’s police force, who had to monitor the large crowds expected around the castle on the Dam, as well as alongside the route of the celebrations. Another task, of course, was to shield the royal couple and the visitors from any attack. These concerns were justified not only because of the scale of the event, but also because of tragic incidents that occurred on Queen’s Day in the past.

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Food production today is not simply a business. In order to guarantee a globally comparable and accepted norm, the industry introduced the International Food Standard (IFS) in 2003 to support manufacturers and retailers in their striving for quality. One aspect of this standard is the protection of the production facilities, including surveillance of the exterior and interior premises.

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The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per year, a new report suggests. This dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £...


Two thirds of large businesses experienced a cyber breach or attack in the past year, says the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The research also suggests that in some cases the cost of...



Passwords have had their time and day; now it is time for wireless access control.
By Hector Hoyos