COVID-19 Compliance Officer

Personal Protection // 03 July 2020

Our mission is to provide a secure environment for your business to operate, and now is no different. We are pleased to be able to offer COVID-19 Compliance Officer services is support you getting back to work smoothly.

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  • COVID-19 Compliance Officer

    COVID-19 Compliance Officer

    Our mission is to provide a secure environment for your business to operate, and now is no different. We are pleased to be able to offer COVID-19 Compliance Officer services is support you getting back to work smoothly.

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  • Coronavirus: Getting Back to Work

    Coronavirus: Getting Back to Work

    The count down is on until we are allowed back to work. Here is some advice to help get you back to work safely.

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  • Cyber Security Remote Working Checklist

    Cyber Security Remote Working Checklist

    As we prepare to get back to the ‘new normal’, we have produced a cyber security remote working checklist to help keep businesses secure.

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  • Celebrating 5 Years in Business

    Celebrating 5 Years in Business

    We are delighted to announce that we have reached the ripe old age of 5 years old! As a birthday present to ourselves, we have launched a new website. As a birthday present for you, we are giving away 5 cyber vulnerability assessments!

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  • Is Coronavirus a Crisis?

    Is Coronavirus a Crisis?

    Every aspect of life and business has been effected by the Coronavirus. But is it a crisis? Our blog delves a little deeper.

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  • Coronavirus: Security Tips to Secure your Property

    Coronavirus: Security Tips to Secure your Property

    Uncertain times can lead to opportunities for criminals. Here are some tips to help secure your property during this time.

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  • Coronavirus: Security Tips for Remote Working

    Coronavirus: Security Tips for Remote Working

    Uncertainty can lead to opportunities for criminals to exploit. We are ideally placed to provide some advice and guidance to keep you and your staff safe.

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  • 4 Instances When You Should Consider Security

    4 Instances When You Should Consider Security

    As a business owner, you have a lot of balls to juggle. We have put together a list of 4 instances when you should focus on security.

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  • December Workshop Announced

    December Workshop Announced

    Equilibrium Risk is excited to announce that the date of their final workshop of the year will be Tuesday 3rd December, in Huddersfield.

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  • Supporting Business Growth

    Supporting Business Growth

    Equilibrium Risk ran their third Understanding your Security Risk workshop of the year- I found the workshop to be eye-opening and very useful.

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  • Events Announced

    Events Announced

    The next couple of months promises to be a busy period for Equilibrium Risk as they announce the launch of 2 events. Read all about where and when and why you shouldn’t miss out.

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  • 10 Security Tips for Lone Working

    10 Security Tips for Lone Working

    With employers wanting to hire and retain the best staff and employees embrace their new-found freedoms and find employment that works for them, flexible working is the new norm. But this has led to more lone working, or employees being classed as ‘at-risk’. Here are 10 security tips for working ‘at-risk’.

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  • 8 Things to Consider BEFORE Investing in Security

    8 Things to Consider BEFORE Investing in Security

    One of the first questions I always get asked is: How much will it cost? Now we all know it’s not all about cost, there are other things to consider such as the benefits it will bring to the business. But still, the cost can the deciding factor on whether a project is given the green light or not.

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  • Case Study: How a Layered Security Plan Prevented Loss

    Case Study: How a Layered Security Plan Prevented Loss

    Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club has been a long-standing client of ours. However, around 6 months ago they suffered a break-in – the first under our watch. Read about what happened.

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  • More Workshop Success for Equilibrium Risk

    More Workshop Success for Equilibrium Risk

    Following the success of the first Understanding your Security Risk workshop, we are delighted to announce that the second workshop, held last month, was also a hit.

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  • May Workshop Date Announced

    May Workshop Date Announced

    Following the success of our first Understanding your Security Risk workshop, we are delighted to announce the date for our second workshop.

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  • Guidance on the Use of Security Cameras

    Guidance on the Use of Security Cameras

    Simply putting up a camera in the hope of stopping criminal activity is not going to work. A more detail approach needs to be made if the system is going to achieve what you want it to.

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  • Understand your Security Risk

    Understand your Security Risk

    Your business is at risk from cyber attacks, criminal activity and even accidents at work. But with budgets being tight, where do you invest your hard earned money?

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  • Securing your Business over the Christmas Period

    Securing your Business over the Christmas Period

    With business’ winding down for the Christmas period, premises can become prime targets for cyber attacks, criminal activity, and property damage. We’ve got a few top tips to help you protect your business and prevent any unwanted disasters occurring before you return in the New Year.

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  • What Makes Us Different

    What Makes Us Different

    You should never underestimate the importance of good security. Used effectively, security will add value to your business. Do you really have money to waste on ineffective security?

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  • The CCTV Camera is Dead....

    The CCTV Camera is Dead....

    Cameras are commonplace in the UK these days, we see them everywhere. But the way cameras are used is evolving. They are no longer on standalone ‘closed circuit’ systems, but rather connected to the internet or large networks. They have changed, and so too must the name….

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  • Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night

    Whether you are organising or just attending a bonfire and firework display with the customary pie and peas, jacket spuds, treacle toffee, parkin etc., it is timely to give a gentle reminder of a few precautions to ensure that the evening is incident free.

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  • Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications

    Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications

    The Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, local and national government organisations and private sector business,

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  • Secure Configuration

    Secure Configuration

    This blog is all about secure configuration and is the first in the series relating to Cyber Security. In this blog, we will talk about what secure configuration is, why you need it and lastly, some pointers on getting it right.

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  • Securing your Garden

    Securing your Garden

    Last week saw the first ever ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD) garden displaying at the renown RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, highlighting the importance gardening and landscaping has in reducing burglary. Read about it here.

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  • Intruder Alarms

    Intruder Alarms

    Protecting your business is important to any business owner but getting it right can be tricky. In this blog, we cover what an intruder alarm is, the types and grades of intruder alarms, integration with CCTV and lastly give some tips on using an intruder alarm effectively.

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  • Security Convergence

    Security Convergence

    We have all heard of cybersecurity, it’s in the news almost daily, but you may not have heard of security convergence. But that’s OK, few people have. But what is it? What does it mean to your business?

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  • Using CCTV to Protect your Business

    Using CCTV to Protect your Business

    Currently, there is a proliferation of CCTV, everyone is installing it. Using it to protect their businesses, their staff, and their cars absolutely anything. But does it make a difference? Are their businesses, staff, and cars more secure? We look into it in detail.

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  • High Value Items

    High Value Items

    What would happen if your business was targeted by criminals. Would they be able to effect your business? If they were able to steal or restrict access to what your business needs most to run, would your business be able to deal with such an impact? Would your business survive?

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  • Key Control

    Key Control

    With all the ‘high tech’ threats and the ‘up to date’ technological solutions, the humble key is often over looked. But take a second and think, how many doors are there in your business that have a mechanical lock? It is easy to forget that those keys really are important,not looking after them correctly can leave you very vulnerable .

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  • Access Management

    Access Management

    Access control is often misunderstood and implemented, with bad access control being a major factor in businesses falling victim to criminal activity. In this blog we will be looking at what access control is, what you should be striving for when installing it and lastly, a few tips on getting it right.

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  • Fraudscape 2018 is released!

    Fraudscape 2018 is released!

    The latest report from Cifas- the Leaders in Fraud Prevention, Fraudscape 2018, is out and there maybe cause for a small celebration: overall, fraudulent conduct has decreased!

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  • What is Malware?

    What is Malware?

    Everything you need to know about Malware and how to protect against it.

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  • Stop the Hackers: How to Protect your Business Against Cybercrime

    Stop the Hackers: How to Protect your Business Against Cybercrime

    With this in mind, we’ve put together some basic precautions so you can ensure your business doesn’t fall victim to the devastating effects of cybercrime.

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  • Case Study: Confidential Waste Disposal as a means of providing data security to SME’s

    Case Study: Confidential Waste Disposal as a means of providing data security to SME’s

    Confidential waste poses a challenge to businesses big and small. Often, businesses don’t recognise the importance and fragility of the data they hold, and therefore don’t have measures in place to dispose of it in a safe way.

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  • 5 Common Mistakes

    5 Common Mistakes

    Keeping track of your business records, or looking after your business’ documents can be a difficult task. Giving your employees this responsibility is fraught with danger and can be a real headache. Any mistakes can be costly and time-consuming.

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  • Making a Robbery More Difficult

    Making a Robbery More Difficult

    We have put together a few tips to help make a robbery more difficult.

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  • Prepare your Business for EU Data Protection Laws

    Prepare your Business for EU Data Protection Laws

    Businesses across the UK are being urged to prepare for new EU data protection laws, which could see firms being fined up to €20m.

    A new legislation, which is known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European union (EU). It will also address the issue of exporting personal data outside

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  • What is Key Holding?

    What is Key Holding?

    For some businesses, Key Holding is a vital part of their business security plan. Over the years it has developed, but what is it? and should you use it in your business?

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  • How to Create a Strong Password

    How to Create a Strong Password

    You may think it is easier to simply use the same password on different sites or to use passwords that are easy to remember such your date-of-birth or a child’s name. Unfortunately, these types of passwords can easily be hacked.

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  • Get your Perimeter Right First Time!

    Get your Perimeter Right First Time!

    The perimeter of your office or building is a property line or boundary that distinguishes what’s yours and what’s not. It is often the first line of defence against criminal activity. So, what’s the best way to protect your business and what perimeter or barrier should you use?

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  • EQ Risk educate Chamber Members at Business Forum

    EQ Risk educate Chamber Members at Business Forum

    We were invited as guest speakers at the monthly Kirklees Business Forum, organised by the Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to discuss the vast range of cyber security concerns faced by companies.

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  • Global Cyber Attack

    Global Cyber Attack

    A global WannaCry-like ransomware outbreak, which began in Russia and Ukraine and spread across Europe, was being reported yesterday. The attack is locking down networks in a number of industries, including energy, transportation and finance.

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  • Cyber Crime- Prevention is Better than a Cure

    Cyber Crime- Prevention is Better than a Cure

    Would you leave your back door open, while you were out at work? Probably not. The same principle applies to business After all, ‘prevention is better than a cure’!

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  • Fake Chrome Update!

    Fake Chrome Update!

    The fake Chrome update doesn’t seem to be in the mainstream news, but it is one you should keep an eye out for. It is not a new scam, but we have recently noticed it is doing the rounds again.

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  • Top 10 Tips for Successful Access Management

    Top 10 Tips for Successful Access Management

    When considering securing your business, controlling who has access to it should always be at the top of the agenda. In fact, access control is often regarded as the most important component of effective security. Even in the modern era of cybercrime, being in charge of the entry points to your business is of paramount importance.

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  • Case Study: Providing Security by Upgrading Safety Measures

    Case Study: Providing Security by Upgrading Safety Measures

    Securing a big site, that is home to various businesses and enterprises is essential to their smooth functioning. Even if there are security systems in place, it must be noted that one size doesn’t fit all. Therefore, it is important to monitor and review the functionality of existing systems, and adjust them if necessary.

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  • Equilibrium Risk Appoints Cyber Security Expert

    Equilibrium Risk Appoints Cyber Security Expert

    The appointment comes in response to a growing demand within the SME market, who have very limited access to effective cyber security and is furthered strengthened by the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), taking effect next year.

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  • Man (Guarding) Vs Technology

    Man (Guarding) Vs Technology

    Let’s get one thing straight: all businesses are vulnerable to attack. No matter what the business, or the business assets, they are exposed to risk. Therefore, all businesses should utilise some form of security risk management to protect themselves.

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  • Equilibrium Risk examine cyber security threats to Huddersfield businesses

    Equilibrium Risk examine cyber security threats to Huddersfield businesses

    On Wednesday 30th of November, Equilibrium Risk’s Cyber Security expert, Stefan Garczynski will be presenting at an informative cyber security event at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Security Company

    5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Security Company

    Choosing a suitable security company for your business premises is a challenging task. Ensuring the safety and security of your biggest assets is something that should not be taken lightly. After all, a quality security plan will prevent losses and create a safe and secure environment in which to operate.

    But where to start?

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  • VIP Close Protection

    VIP Close Protection

    Do you have the skills to be a Close Protection Operator (CPO)? Find out what our Managing Director says about it:

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  • How to Protect your Home whilst on Holiday

    How to Protect your Home whilst on Holiday

    Whether you’re taking a short break in the city or a two-week vacation in the Maldives, you’ll want to ensure your home is safe and sound for your return.

    Read on to learn how you can burgle-proof your home.

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  • Case Study: Safeguarding Businesses with Professional Key Holding

    Case Study: Safeguarding Businesses with Professional Key Holding

    Keyholding is the act of keeping a spare key to a residential or commercial premises.

    If you would like more information about how Equilibrium Risk’s professional keyholding and alarm response services can protect your business, please get in touch today.

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  • Case Study: Protecting Commercial Properties Against Burglaries

    Case Study: Protecting Commercial Properties Against Burglaries

    Law enforcement agencies have recently expressed a concern about the increase in repeat burglaries on commercial properties. Statistics have shown that over three quarters of all burglaries committed, are second, third and sometimes fourth attacks on the same business, over the course of a year.

    But what can a business do about it?

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  • All you Need to Know About Protecting your Home with CCTV

    All you Need to Know About Protecting your Home with CCTV

    Did you know an individual in the UK has the right to protect their domestic property using CCTV?

    If you need help making sense of a cost-effective and reliable security system for your home, get in touch today.

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  • Case Study: Securing Sites with CCTV and Alarm Systems

    Case Study: Securing Sites with CCTV and Alarm Systems

    Setting up a business is a daunting prospect. One of the most important aspects is to ensure the safety and security of your new business, building, employees and assets.

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  • Rotherham Abuse Trial- Protecting the Media

    Rotherham Abuse Trial- Protecting the Media

    The media have a very important job to do: to report the news. What’s in the news shapes what we think about our Country and what we consider important. But what happens when the Media can’t report the news, or are hindered in doing so?

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  • Launching our Training Course

    Launching our Training Course

    Ever since Equilibrium Risk’s first inception, Jason and I, have wanted to run training courses. We didn’t want to run just run-of-the-mill courses that ‘ticked the box’. We wanted to run first class courses with added value. Courses that successful candidates would talk about. Courses that not only taught, but courses that could practice and train students in a realistic

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  • Behind the Scenes of the Keighley Abuse Case

    Behind the Scenes of the Keighley Abuse Case

    Early on Friday morning (5th Feb), Equilibrium Risk received a phone call to provide specialist protection to a camera crew filming the outcome of the case at Bradford Crown Court. The group had already been found guilty at an earlier hearing, this hearing was purely for the sentencing and the film crew were worried it could turn nasty.

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  • Looking after the Media

    Looking after the Media

    Equilibrium Risk was requested to provide media protection to a camera crew working in and around East Ward Labour Club in Bradford. The media crew, working as part of a popular show, were investigating reports and complaints about uninvited neighbours. A family of travelers had made themselves at home in the grounds owned by the club.

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  • Keeping Lindley's Businesses Safe

    Keeping Lindley's Businesses Safe

    We all know or have heard of Heritage Exchange, it is a well known landmark. It is very busy and popular place. This leaves for a complex security environment.

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  • Addressing the Needs of Yorkshire's Cyber Security

    Addressing the Needs of Yorkshire's Cyber Security

    Equilibrium Risk recently spoke to members of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association at the Yorkshire & Northern Regional Knowledge Forum Tour 2015. As a young, but industry-leading company, they gave advice on how to reduce the risk of a cyber attack and how to protect electronically, and physically, held data.

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  • What's So Special About TalkTalk?

    What's So Special About TalkTalk?

    Hearing the news last week that TalkTalk has become a victim of a Cyber Attack, the third time this year, has made me think. It occurred to me, why TalkTalk? What makes them so special? Why are they repeatedly the target?

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  • Threat Understanding and Awareness

    Threat Understanding and Awareness

    Some basic principles and advice to help improve the security at your place of work. Not all will be relevant to you but use what is useful. Implementing changes that will have the most effect but the least disruption generally work the best.

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  • Holiday Security

    Holiday Security

    Going on holiday?

    Have you ever come home from a wonderful holiday to discover that you’ve been broken into? A burglary is just as bad at any time, but there’s something about the one that happened while you were away. Perhaps you asked yourself “Why didn’t the neighbours hear what was going on?” “Why didn’t I run the table

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