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Life Safety First: Enhanced Foundations for the Built Environment

Across the last four decades, the life safety industry has met a number of significant challenges and opportunities

Living in Fear

The BRE’s National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the

New-look IOPC needs “radical overhaul” urges Police Federation of England and Wales

The new-look Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) – which officially replaced the Independent Police

Joint Committee in Parliament launches inquiry into National Security Capability Review

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) is launching an inquiry into the National Security

“Continuing cuts to forensic science threaten criminal justice system” warns Regulator

Falling prices and continuing cuts to funding for forensic science work are eating into essential services, the

Eboracum UK Ltd becomes first private security firm to gain SCC’s independent certification

Eboracum UK Ltd’s use of body-worn cameras has received independent certification of the Secretary of State’s

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority mourns death of CEO Paul Broadbent

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has announced the sudden death of its CEO Paul Broadbent.

Buyers and suppliers converge for one-to-one business meetings at Security IT Summit

Registration is now open for VIP delegate spaces at the Security IT Summit. Organised by Forum Events and featuring

Cyber terrorism and data breaches emerge as top threats for law firms in new survey

Over 70% of large law firms perceive cyber terrorism and data breaches as the foremost threats to their 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

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Opinion

Graham Lowe
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Life Safety First: Enhanced Foundations for the Built Environment

Across the last four decades, the life safety industry has met a number of significant challenges and opportunities presented to it, among them the need for better risk management within the global built environment. While those working diligently across the sector have made...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018

Latest Security & Fire Management News

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New-look IOPC needs “radical overhaul” urges Police Federation of England and Wales

The new-look Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) – which officially replaced the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on Monday 8 January – needs a “radical overhaul” if it’s to improve on the work of its predecessor as it takes up the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Joint Committee in Parliament launches inquiry into National Security Capability Review

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) is launching an inquiry into the National Security Capability Review (NSCR). It’s to be the second inquiry of this Parliamentary session. In July last year, the Government announced a review of national security...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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“Continuing cuts to forensic science threaten criminal justice system” warns Regulator

Falling prices and continuing cuts to funding for forensic science work are eating into essential services, the Forensic Science Regulator Dr Gillian Tully has warned in her Annual Report for 2017. In the 41-page document, which was published on Friday 19 January, Dr Tully points...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Eboracum UK Ltd becomes first private security firm to gain SCC’s independent certification

Eboracum UK Ltd’s use of body-worn cameras has received independent certification of the Secretary of State’s Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. Certified to ISO 9001:2015 by the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the York-based Security Industry Authority...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
Paul Broadbent
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Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority mourns death of CEO Paul Broadbent

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has announced the sudden death of its CEO Paul Broadbent. 54-year-old Broadbent – who had devoted more than 30 years of his life to public service in a career that began as a young police officer on the beat in Cumbria and...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Buyers and suppliers converge for one-to-one business meetings at Security IT Summit

Registration is now open for VIP delegate spaces at the Security IT Summit. Organised by Forum Events and featuring Risk UK as Official Media Partner, the event takes place on Tuesday 3 July at the Hilton London Hotel, Canary Wharf. The Security IT Summit is a highly focused...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Cyber terrorism and data breaches emerge as top threats for law firms in new survey

Over 70% of large law firms perceive cyber terrorism and data breaches as the foremost threats to their business. That’s according to the results of a new survey – the 2018 Legal Business Continuity Survey – conducted by The Instant Group (the flexible workspace...
Posted On 21 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