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Cyber security: hacking attacks ‘knock share price’

April 2017

Hacking attacks on businesses don’t just result in the loss of highly sensitive information - they can see a company’s share price take a tumble too, new research suggests.

Biometrics to play key role in hospitality sector, report says

April 2017

Hospitality operators are being encouraged to consider greater use of biometrics and other forms of technology as new research shows facial recognition, virtual assistants, wearable technology and virtual reality are proving popular among consumers.

Biometric banking ‘gaining popularity’ with Britons

April 2017

British consumers are increasingly in favour of using biometric security rather than passwords for accessing online services like banking, new research from Equifax, the consumer and business insight firm, suggests.

Ordnance Survey sets out to enhance its aerial mapping technologies

March 2017

Ordnance Survey (OS) has signed an agreement with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), negotiated by its technology transfer arm, Ploughshare Innovations, to allow it to licence various forms of cutting edge aerial mapping technology.

Mike Carr awarded OBE

March 2017

Ploughshare is delighted to announce the recognition in the New Years Honours for one of its non-Executive Directors Mike Carr, who has been awarded an OBE for services to Innovation.

Identity fraud ‘at record levels’

March 2017

Identity fraud in the UK has reached record levels with nearly 173,000 cases recorded in 2016 as young people are being increasingly targeted, fraud prevention organisation Cifas says.

UK retail industry gets tough on cyber crime

March 2017

The UK’s retail industry is “stepping up the fight” against the growing threat cyber crime poses to the country’s businesses and online shoppers.

Biometrics identified as key driver of global travel and security

February 2017

Biometrics, digital security devices and other technology will be a key growth driver in the development of global travel security, according to new research from the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Queen opens new National Cyber Security Centre

February 2017

The Queen has opened the UK’s new national centre devoted to combating cyber attacks - as Britain’s businesses were warned they are not fully prepared to fight the rising threat presented by hackers.

Australia set to replace passports with biometrics

February 2017

Australia is set to bring in biometric technology so the vast majority of its 35 million annual visitors enter the country’s airports without the need for paper passports, identity cards or engaging with border control agents.

Public Accounts Committee sets out recommendations to boost UK cyber defence

February 2017

The UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has laid out a series of new recommendations for the Cabinet Office to address the major failures revealed regarding the protection of Government data, with the improved co-ordination of cyber defence moves across the public sector being a main area of focus.

HMRC rolls out voice recognition technology

January 2017

Taxation body Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it is to roll out new voice recognition technology as of this month, which is aimed at speeding up and improving identification confirmation for customers using HMRC helplines.

New cyber security review launched by UK govt

January 2017

A national review into cyber security has been launched by the British government in order to assess the degree to which the country is protected from the rising spate of cyber attacks that are taking place across the globe.

App to help citizens in the event of a terrorist attack launched

January 2017

A new app and pocketbook designed to give citizens basic first aid skills in the event of a terror attack has just been launched.

600m mobile devices to include biometrics within next five years

December 2016

A new report has predicted that more than 600 million mobile devices across the world will comprise some form of biometric authentication over the course of the next five years, highlighting the growing reliance on this form of security.

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