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Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyl FCMI: managing director at Esoteric
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International Espionage: Examining the Evidence

“The threat of espionage (spying) did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. Espionage against UK interests still continues and is potentially very damaging” (MI5, 2016) We have seen a continual rise in the threat to global business from...
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

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Headline sponsor announced for UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2017

Babcock Managed Security Services (MSS) has agreed to become headline sponsor for the inaugural UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), the ceremony for which takes place in London next March. Risk UK is an Official Media Partner for the event. Mike Pimlott, managing...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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BSIA announces additional dates for popular series of Apprenticeship Breakfast Briefings

Following the success of its initial Breakfast Briefing on the subject, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced two additional events which aim to help employers in the security business sector understand the forthcoming changes to the way in which security...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Anti-counterfeiting device on new Bank of England £5 note wins Best Applied Security Product Award

An anti-counterfeiting device featured on the new Bank of England £5 polymer banknote won the Best Applied Security Product Award at the recent Holography Awards 2016. The Kinegram Colors foil stripe from Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co was praised by the Judges. The new £5 note...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Door security personnel standard revised to meet new challenges and changes in law

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 7960 Door Supervision: Code of Practice. The updated standard gives recommendations for the organisation and management of companies providing door supervision services – whether contracted or in-house – to licensed...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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EC proposes European Travel Information and Authorisation System to strengthen security checks

The European Commission is proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) designed to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers. The ETIAS will gather information on all those travelling visa-free to the European Union to allow for...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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New graduates strengthen management team at event security specialist Showsec

The development of Showsec’s management team has taken further significant steps forward as part of an ongoing commitment on the part of the business to achieve the highest degree of excellence. Four of the company’s operations executives have been awarded a Foundation Degree in...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Esoteric awarded Cyber Essentials certification by IASME in wake of audited review

Esoteric, the global counterespionage and electronic bug sweeping company, has just announced that, in the wake of a thorough and audited review of its information systems and processes, the business has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification by IASME. Accreditation...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
Ken Livingstone MSc: director of Perpetuity Training
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Perpetuity Academy introduces ‘Managing Retail Security’ eLearning course for loss prevention specialists

Perpetuity Academy continues to expand its eLearning prospectus with the addition of a ‘Managing Retail Security’ course designed to benefit anyone who’s involved in preventing stock loss within the retail sector. The IQ Level 4 ‘Managing Retail...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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CSL’s tenth annual Insurers’ Forum at UBM plays host to record attendance figures

The tenth edition of CSL’s annual Insurers’ Forum, organised and run in association with Vodafone, witnessed a record attendance of over 60 senior insurers and fire and security sector consultants from leading companies at UBM EMEA’s headquarters in London’s Blackfriars. Expert...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Conservative Government’s “landmark” Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

A “landmark” document produced by the Conservative Government which sets out and governs the powers available to the police and the security and intelligence agencies when it comes to gathering and accessing electronic communications has received Royal Assent. The Investigatory...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016