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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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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 event 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 while living in their home countries. The Scholarships have been awarded...
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’), the profession’s most comprehensive education programme and security marketplace. The event,...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Police and Security Group Initiative launches Best Practice Guide to effective private sector collaboration

The Police and Security (PaS) Group has launched a document focused on effective collaboration which aims to help the police and the private security industry in working together on a common purpose. The ‘Best Practice Guide for Private Security and Police Crime Reduction...
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

Prime Minister Theresa May sought to galvanise international action on stamping out modern slavery when bringing together political leaders, representatives of international organisations and experts within the margins of the recent UN General Assembly. The Prime Minister argued...
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 half a billion users. Yahoo, which confirmed details of the breach months after reports of a major hack, said its investigation had concluded th...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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Home Secretary re-admits 13 police forces to ‘Best Use of Stop and Search’ scheme

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has re-admitted 13 previously suspended police forces to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme. The scheme was launched in the summer of 2014 and requires member forces to demonstrate to the public that they’re using the powers of Stop and Search...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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“Financial fraud incidents rise by 53% in first half of 2016” reports FFA UK

According to official figures just released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK), more than one million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016. This represents a 53% increase compared to the same period last year, meaning that an inciden...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016