Peter BarkerAbbey PetkarGeorge HallKaren TriggRobert Hannigan CMGRick McElroyJason Towse: leader of Mitie's security management business

SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait

BDO LLP study shows reported value of fraud now at highest level in 15 years

The total value of fraud has risen by 538% to £2.11 billion in the last 15 years and is up 6.5% from £1.99 billion

ASIS Europe 2018 conference programme set to address cyber-physical security risks

ASIS Europe 2018 – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – will take place between 18-20 April

Are You Ready for Data Privacy Day?

Sunday 28 January is international Data Privacy Day (also known in Europe as Data Protection Day). First initiated

Small Business Network celebrates 10th Anniversary with campaign to enhance standards in security sector

The Small Business Network (SBN) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the launch of a campaign designed to

Counter-terrorism and security standards set to lead agenda at Total Security Summit

Counter-terrorism, techniques for maintaining security standards and the importance of physical security will be

Risk UK January 2018

News Analysis: Control Risks’ RiskMap 2018. News Special: MI5 and Police Service Counter-Terrorism Reviews.

Industry experts gather at NBCS’ first Members’ Day to examine ways of tackling business crime

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data

Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley announces retirement from Metropolitan Police Service

Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and national

Retailers and academics join Conservative Government’s efforts to tackle acid attacks

Some of the country’s largest retailers and independent business leaders have pledged not to sell the most harmful

SSAIB and FIA collaborate to assist security companies in gaining fire certification

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has entered into partnership with the Fire Industry

EU law enforcers team up with Facebook and Instagram to combat online terrorist propaganda

On Thursday 11 January, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the eighth joint Referral Action Day

EC statement on EU data protection law elicits “no adequacy decision, no panic” response from PwC

On Tuesday 9 January, the European Commission published a Notice To Stakeholders about the potential implications

Driverless Technology: A Risk As Low As Reasonably Practicable

With the future of automotive transport fast becoming a driverless utopia, there are lots of hurdles to cross in

SIA defends suspension of security officer charged with indecent exposure

On Tuesday 9 January at Workington Magistrates’ Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully defended

Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after “serious failures” placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines imposed by the Information Commissioner’s

Code of Practice for CCTV installations updated by National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV Code of Practice for the design,

Lodge Service unveils Transpeye cloud-based data mining system for retailers

Lodge Service has launched Transpeye, a low-cost, cloud-based data mining system. The system enables retailers to

Is Your Fire Safety Training Up-To-Date?

Keeping your training up-to-date regarding fire safety and fire door hardware comes with a whole host of benefits

Former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan appointed Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the appointment of Robert Hannigan CMG as Senior Associate

Risk Management: Five Questions for CEOs in 2018

There’s not a CEO on the planet who doesn’t have security high on their business agenda as we move into 2018.

Mitie becomes Platinum Associate Member of National Business Crime Solution

Mitie’s security management business division has become a Platinum Associate Member of the National Business

Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches CNI inquiry focused around cyber

In January last year, the previous Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) launched an inquiry

Government, legal and accountancy sectors re-launch ‘Flag It Up’ anti-money laundering campaign

Serious and organised crime costs the UK an estimated £24 billion every year. Money laundering not only allows

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Are You Ready for Data Privacy Day?

Sunday 28 January is international Data Privacy Day (also known in Europe as Data Protection Day). First initiated by the Council of Europe back in 2007 and passed in the US House of Representatives two years later, it has become an established point in the calendar at which to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

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SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait Consulting have now published the findings realised from the extensive consultation that took place during Phase One of the project designed to review the Approved...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
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BDO LLP study shows reported value of fraud now at highest level in 15 years

The total value of fraud has risen by 538% to £2.11 billion in the last 15 years and is up 6.5% from £1.99 billion in 2016. According to the latest study conducted by BDO LLP, the volume of reported fraud increased by 172% to 577, which is up from 212 cases in 2003. Fraud in the...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
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ASIS Europe 2018 conference programme set to address cyber-physical security risks

ASIS Europe 2018 – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – will take place between 18-20 April in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event will focus on securing organisations in the era of the Internet of Things and specifically highlight how Enterprise...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Small Business Network celebrates 10th Anniversary with campaign to enhance standards in security sector

The Small Business Network (SBN) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the launch of a campaign designed to stamp out poor business practice and enhance professionalism across the security business sector. The organisation, which exists to lobby its own members as well as...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
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Counter-terrorism and security standards set to lead agenda at Total Security Summit

Counter-terrorism, techniques for maintaining security standards and the importance of physical security will be among the key issues addressed at the Total Security Summit, which takes place on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 March at the Radisson Blu Hotel adjacent to London’s...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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Industry experts gather at NBCS’ first Members’ Day to examine ways of tackling business crime

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce criminality – is celebrating the success of its first Members’ Day, which took...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley announces retirement from Metropolitan Police Service

Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and national lead for Counter-Terrorism Policing, has announced his intention to leave policing in order to pursue new challenges. Rowley will be retiring from policing after 31...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Retailers and academics join Conservative Government’s efforts to tackle acid attacks

Some of the country’s largest retailers and independent business leaders have pledged not to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to those under 18 years of age. This move is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the Government, which has now published the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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SSAIB and FIA collaborate to assist security companies in gaining fire certification

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has entered into partnership with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) to help registered security firms gain fire detection and alarm certification. The innovative project is available for the next six months and has been...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018