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Will the Cyber Crime Surge Reach Your Business on Black Friday?

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to launch coordinated and targeted cyber attacks – typically involving the one-two punch of data breaches and ransomware – on companies across the globe. Websites have been set up for these cyber criminals to post stolen data publicly should companies not give in to their demands. This cyber crime surge makes this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events a potential jackpot for cyber criminals, who will already have the infrastructure […]

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COVID-19: How to Keep Security Constant as Tiers Change

While everyone is keen to return to normality, for now we will continue to be in and out of lockdowns – both national and local – as authorities respond to COVID outbreaks. This presents many challenges for businesses forced to stop and start according to the latest restrictions, one of which is security. Vacant premises need to be protected from theft, vandalism and building faults, but many security contracts and services are ill-equipped to adjust to risks changing from one […]

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Magenta Security Turns 25: MD Abbey Petkar’s Goals for the Next 25 Years

In the 25 years that Magenta Security has been in business, thousands of people have left their mark on how we work and the causes we champion. But no one has had a greater impact than the person who’s been here from the start, Managing Director Abbey Petkar. As part of our series of articles on our quarter-century milestone, we sat down with Abbey Petkar to ask about his plans for the next 25 years of Magenta Security. Continuing to […]

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Magenta Security Turns 25: How to Achieve Success in the Security Industry

Throughout the entirety of Magenta Security’s 25 years in business, security has been a growth industry, and there is no sign that it is slowing. Innovations in technology, overwhelmed police forces and increased demand for private security have continued to fuel growth to this day. But despite the health of the industry as a whole, very few security companies survive 10 years, let alone 25. Why is the security industry so tough for companies trying to establish themselves? “This is […]

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Magenta Security Turns 25: What Has and Has Not Changed?

2020 is the year Magenta Security celebrates our quarter-century of business. From our modest beginnings in a cramped office managing a handful of guards, we are now proud to be a nationwide security company pushing industry standards forward on multiple fronts. While we wish 2020 provided more reasons to celebrate, we still want to take this opportunity to look back on the past 25 years with a series of articles dedicated to this milestone. Today, we are sharing the ways […]

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Time is Running Out for UK Borders to be Brexit-Ready

At the end of the year, the UK will leave the EU. Nowhere will the country’s readiness be more apparent than at the borders, where trade policy, logistics, infrastructure and security will all be tested to the limits. In February 2019, we shared our concerns about the readiness of the UK’s ports after a failed £18m investment in Seaborne Freight sunk the plan to turn Ramsgate into a “second Dover”. Almost a year and a half later, is the UK […]

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COVID-19: Don’t Believe the Hype for Thermal Imaging Temperature Screening

Thermal imaging cameras are flying off the shelves as companies buy into the promise that they can provide a rapid means of detecting people showing symptoms of COVID-19 without the need for physical contact. But do these devices live up to their claims? And if they do, are they enough to make workplaces safe? Thermal imaging has many uses – detecting COVID-19 isn’t one Thermal imaging cameras are a valuable tool used by firefighters, police and security companies such as […]

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COVID-19: Are London’s Packed Parks Prepared for Summer?

London has always enjoyed an exceptional quantity of parks and other outdoor spaces but they have become truly vital to the physical and mental health of Londoners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parks provide opportunities to socialise, exercise or simply enjoy some much needed sun and air while continuing to maintain social distancing. But this unprecedented usage has put strain on parks and has occasionally made social distancing impossible – as seen when Brockwell Park and Victoria Park were forced to […]

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COVID-19: Are UK Pubs and Restaurants Ready to Reopen?

The hospitality sector has been amongst the hardest hit by the COVID-19 lockdown, with just 11% of businesses able to operate normally. With 99% of hospitality businesses classed as SMEs and 67% of people in the UK expecting it to be “months” before they will visit a restaurant again, there is tremendous uncertainty over how many businesses will survive the pandemic. It is vital for the future of the UK’s restaurants and pubs that a phased reopening happens as soon […]

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COVID-19: The Challenges of Safe Air Travel in the Pandemic

Easyjet and Ryanair will soon be resuming a limited number domestic flights, with Easyjet also running a single flight to Nice, France. This limited reopening gives airports in the UK an opportunity to introduce and refine policies to ensure the safe travel for passengers and safe work for staff during the pandemic. Such measures must be robust and well-implemented before international travel resumes. Airports have already introduced enhanced cleaning procedures, additional hand sanitiser units, floor markings to control foot traffic […]

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