IA in context: why professionalism in IA is part of the UK Government’s Cyber Security Strategy By Richard Pharro, CEO, The APM Group The UK Cyber Security Strategy, published in November 2011 by The Cabinet Office, states that one of the Government’s key objectives is to encourage, support and develop education for Information Assurance professionals.
The ICT industry has had a major influence on physical security systems and integration, now is the time to make the next step and simplify a complex scenario. How can physical security take more from the success of the ICT model to improve system integration?
Allied Domecq is a major producer of wine and spirits. Trials were undertaken with RFID within manufacturing and supply chain environments that successfully demonstrated the benefits that could be accomplished in a closed system.
Gillette has been one of the companies responsible for driving the development of RFID technology. Shrinkage (a mixture of loss and theft) was the main reason for Gillette’s interest in RFID technology. Trials have been conducted in a Tesco’s supermarket in Cambridge and at a Wal-Mart’s distribution centre in Massachusetts.
New technologies that foster smarter, more agile and productive ways of working are in high demand. Particularly across the government and public sector, with cost efficiency, office consolidations and budget cuts abound.