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Phillip Wood MBE
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Unprecedented Risks, Precedented Thinking

Given the escalating nature of the terrorist threat, is there a case to be made for bolstering the efforts of the police service with constant support on our streets from the military? As Phillip Wood astutely observes, perhaps we need to begin thinking a little more carefully...
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

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Reliance High-Tech delivers 28% profit rise on £26.5 million turnover in latest financials

Impressive annual results delivered by Reliance High-Tech – specialists in the design, delivery and management of electronic security and remote monitoring systems for end users – reflect the company’s continued focus on delivering advanced solutions in demanding...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016
Professor Martin Gill CSyP
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Security Research Initiative report examines private security’s role in tackling cyber crime

The latest Security Research Initiative (SRI) report highlights the crucial role that physical security suppliers and corporate security departments play in tackling cyber crime, albeit that this vital input often goes unrecognised. In a survey of both physical security...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016
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Securitas UK honours stellar employee achievements in 2016 Community Awards Ceremony

The very best of Securitas UK’s employees were recognised at a spectacular event held at The Belfry Hotel and Resort near Sutton Coldfield on Thursday 15 September. Now in its seventh year, the Securitas Community Awards welcomed 40 finalists selected from the company’s...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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New BSI Code of Practice helps organisations in safeguarding business travellers

BSI, the business standards company, has published PAS 3001:2016 Travelling for Work – Responsibilities of an Organisation for Health, Safety and Security – Code of Practice. Developed in association with International SOS, the medical and travel security risk services company,...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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‘Life-changing’ scholarships for overseas students announced by University of Leicester

The University of Leicester has announced the names of its 2016 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholars. These students have been awarded Commonwealth Scholarships to allow them to pursue a Master’s course in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management while living in their home...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Lone wolf attacks, cyber threats and collaboration emerge as key themes at ASIS International 2016

Security professionals from over 100 countries gathered in Orlando between September 12-15 for ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits (‘ASIS 2016’), recognised as one of the profession’s most comprehensive educational programmes. The event, which...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Police and Security Group Initiative launches Best Practice Guide for effective private sector collaboration

The Police and Security (PaS) Group Initiative has launched a document focused on effective collaboration which aims to help the police service and the private security industry in working together on a common purpose. The ‘Best Practice Guide for Private Security and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Heritage Crime Workshop hosted by Leicestershire Police identifies ways to combat metal theft

Leicestershire Police recently hosted a Heritage Crime Workshop attended by BSIA members Selectamark Security Systems and SmartWater Technology, together with the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) technical manager Paul Phillips. The Workshop coincided with the...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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Prime Minister Theresa May urges international action designed to stamp out modern slavery

Within the margins of the recent UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Theresa May sought to galvanise international action on stamping out modern slavery when bringing together political leaders, representatives of international organisations and a series of experts. The Prime...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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500 million end users affected by suspected state-sponsored attack on Yahoo network

Multinational technology company Yahoo has reported that a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from no less than half a billion users. Yahoo, which confirmed details of the breach months after reports of a major hack, said its investigation had...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016