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Unlocking Data: Share Costs and Improve Business Decisions

Organisations in every industry and at every level are looking to cut back on unnecessary and ineffective expenditures in order to maximise Return on Investment, writes Simon Cook. Security Departments are no exception. Not only do they want to ensure that they’re investing...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

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EC proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules

The European Commission (EC) is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities. The measures aim to update current rules, in turn extending their scope to all electronic communication...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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BDO FraudTrack: “Total value of reported fraud hits five-year high at £2 billion”

The total value of reported fraud in 2016 hit a five-year high, increasing by 31.5% to reach a level of £2 billion. Despite this hike outlined in the latest BDO FraudTrack analysis, which examines reported fraud cases in the UK valued at over £50,000, the number of reported cases...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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Businesses witness “significant rise in fraud and risk during 2016” reports Kroll

According to those executives surveyed for the 2016-2017 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report, it would appear that fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the ‘new normal’ for companies across the world. The proportion of executives reporting that their...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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‘Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat’: World Economic Forum issues Global Risks Report

Economic inequality, societal polarisation and intensifying environmental dangers are the foremost trends that will shape global developments over the next ten years. According to the World Economic Forum’s extensive and thought-provoking Global Risks Report 2017, collaborative...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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Brexit: RUSI Briefing Paper calls for new ‘special relationship’ with EU on Foreign and Security Policy

At the same time as the UK Government appoints a new ambassador to lead Brexit negotiations from Brussels, a Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Briefing Paper has been published that maps out the threats and opportunities to British foreign and security policy as negotiation...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit tackles digital piracy through Operation Creative

On Wednesday 11 January, officers from the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) visited organisations found to be advertising on websites involved in digital piracy. The officers focused their attentions on eight organisations including brands,...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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Inaugural batch of Sodexo employees graduate from BIFM-accredited training programme

Sodexo has seen the first five employees graduate from its British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)-accredited training programme. The Sodexo IFM Academy achieved recognition from the BIFM two years ago, and was viewed as a step forward in Sodexo’s development as a...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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‘Policing for the Future’ inquiry launched by Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into ‘Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges’. Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted online by noon on 16 February 2017. Advances in technology have led to the emergence...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
Allianz Risk Barometer 2017: Top 10 Global Risks
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Allianz Global Corporate’s latest Barometer charts Top 10 business risks for 2017

Cyber security and related issues are fast emerging as the biggest risk for today’s companies. That’s the firm belief of risk experts in the UK and overseas whose views are showcased in the sixth annual Allianz Risk Barometer issued by Allianz Global Corporate and...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
Raymond Clarke: CEO at IQ
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Industry Qualifications calls for Ofqual to establish Expert Panel on qualifications fraud

Awarding organisation Industry Qualifications (IQ) has called upon qualifications regulator Ofqual to establish an expert panel for confronting the issue of qualifications fraud in those industries which require qualifications to obtain a licence to work. IQ itself was a victim...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017