'Designing out' cyber threats to businesses and personal data
That's the message received from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to highlight DataPrivacyDay and DataProtectionDay, noting that 40 per cent of UK businesses have experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months. They announced that to help implement more security in our everyday activities the tax-payer is to come up with £70 million towards designing out many forms of cyber threats with a further £30million to focus on 'smart devices'.
In our B2B environment there are many threats being introduced that hinder this way forward. Most people will be aware of Cambridge Analytica. The Guardian Newspaper first published the scandal around the use of Facebook private data for political ends. How did Facebook get this data? In a nutshell people genuinely were led to believe they were contributing to something else. Forgetting or more likely not knowingly, as they were caught up in the moment, what was actually going on...more.
Pilkington Building Products: "This project demonstrates the range of glazing solutions we are able to offer, with a combination of curtain walling, structural glazing and roof glass, all of which has been manufactured in the UK." Lee Shaw, Business Development Manager
HEGLA Bystronic Partnership: The new high-output cutting system for laminated safety glass, known as StreamLam, is one such product with its triple positioning system and a double-decker principle. This machine can cut up to three sheets of glass simultaneously and comprises two cutting machines.
Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: "This is our modern Industrial Strategy in action. Building on the UK's heritage and strengths in computing and cyber security alongside the Government and industry investing together to ensure the UK capitalises on its position to become a leader in the growing markets and technologies of tomorrow." said Business Secretary Greg Clark
Carl F Groupco: "The NT tilt & turn system cements our Roto offer and widens our selection for customers - particularly within the commercial and specification markets." said Roto Product Manager, Julie Warner.
VBH: "The heritage flush sash market is growing strongly, so we wanted to create a PAS24 approved solution that is also covered under our own guarantee so that installers have the tools to sell both great looks and assured security.". says Rob Norman, systems sales manager.
J&S Adhesives Ltd "we are delighted to have reached our 30th year in business, and we would like to celebrate by offering new customers the opportunity to try our award-winning bevel adhesives. ". comments John Jackson, managing director
Letter to Fenestration Bulletin
Over the years there has been much debate about best practice when it comes to heritage glazing and by that I mean windows that are specified with a narrow cavity or reduced sightline IGU. These are often a requirement for the replacement and refurbishment of windows in conservation areas, listed buildings and in Article 4 areas of designation.
At Hodgson Sealants it has long been understood that our obligations as a manufacturer extend well beyond the provision of high quality products. In this instance our main aim is to give guidance to anyone involved in the selection and provision of glazed timber windows...more.
Craig Wear, Technical Services Consultant, Hodgson Sealants