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Chris Hobbs is a retired Metropolitan Police Special Branch officer who spent one third of his career working at border controls in both the UK and Jamaica. In the wake of the Prime Minister's statement on the threat posed by returning jihadists, he articulates the concerns of counter terrorist police and UK Border Force officers who are on the front line at UK air and sea ports.

LONDON, U.K: A survey of UK public sector professionals, commissioned by Six Degrees Group (6DG), a provider of converged managed data services, has found that the majority (66%) of UK civil servants have no knowledge of the UK Government’s G-Cloud initiative. The survey, which was conducted at Civil Service Live in July, has raised concerns over the public sector’s continued lack of G-Cloud awareness.

Following reports that hundreds of private celebrity photos have been leaked from iCloud accounts, Wael Aggan, CloudMask CEO, helps to explain why even encrypted data may not be secure in the cloud and how to protect your data in a hack:

Woking, Surrey: VAD Wick Hill has become a certified training centre for the SafeNet Authentication Service (SAS). The first three-day course at Wick Hill’s Woking HQ will run on Monday, September 29th, 2014. The course is part of SafeNet’s new partner program, designed to ensure certified resellers are rewarded for their commitment to the product.

In response to the news that fast food restaurant Dairy Queen has confirmed that systems in some of their locations have been infected with malware that puts at risk credit and debit card data of customers of the retail chain, Mark James, security expert at ESET says:

A number of users of Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage system have reported problems on Microsoft community relating to synchronizing files between devices. So far there has been no official response from Microsoft.

Mike Small, fellow analyst at Kuppinger Cole, has some suggestions for affected users. The full blog is below:

Belfast, UK: Guardian24 has announced that their Alarm Receiving Centre, Community Safety Glasgow (CSG), have been awarded the BS8484 accreditation for its capability to monitor lone working alarms. BS8484 is the code of practice for the provision of lone worker device services and being awarded this accreditation ensures that should a panic alert be received by CSG, they can bypass the 999 system and go straight to the appropriate police control room, receiving the highest level of police response available. This speed in response can be critical in potentially life-threatening circumstances as precious time is saved when despatching the appropriate response.