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Equifax launches facial recognition solution to improve speed and security of financial applications

Equifax, the consumer and business insights specialist, has launched a bespoke Document Verifier solution to provide faster identity authentication for financial product applications using facial recognition. The solution can verify whether an applicant is genuine in a matter of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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“Right resources needed following Westminster terror attack” urges Police Federation

The horrific terrorist attack in Westminster that claimed four innocent lives, including that of PC Keith Palmer, has reinforced the need for a police service that has the right resources and support in place to continue running towards danger. That’s the firm belief of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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University Campus Aylesbury Vale receives £1.3 million funding support for Digital Innovation Hub

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is providing a substantial £1.3 million in capital funds to University Campus Aylesbury Vale such that the latter can create a dedicated Digital Innovation Hub designed to support business innovation and growth...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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G4S plays major role in release of new security-centric 12-sided £1 coin to general public

According to the Bank of England, approximately one-in-30 £1 coins in circulation are counterfeits, so it was an absolute priority to introduce a new highly secure coin that’s much harder to copy. The Royal Mint is now producing 1.5 billion of the new 12-sided £1 coins,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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British Standards Institution enhances international capabilities with CREST global accreditation

BSI, the business standards company, has boosted its newly-created cyber security and information resilience business stream with global membership of CREST, the organisation that spearheads the highest possible levels of security testing standards. In achieving this status, BSI...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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City of London Police authors inaugural book entitled ‘The Investigation of Fraud and Economic Crime’

The City of London Police, the lead force for fraud, has authored a ‘How To’ book on countering fraud and economic crime which is now available to purchase. The book is specifically aimed at economic crime practitioners. Published by Blackstone Publishing, the book...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
Jeremy Fleming: the newly-appointed director of GCHQ
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appoints Jeremy Fleming as next director of GCHQ

With the agreement of Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced that Jeremy Fleming – who has served as deputy director general at MI5 since 2013 – is to succeed Robert Hannigan as director of GCHQ. Hannigan announced in January his...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May holds counter-terrorism discussions with senior police officers at Govan Police Station in Glasgow
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Prime Minister Theresa May announces major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the operation of a major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland later this year designed to test the multi-agency response that would come into force in the event of a terror attack. During a visit to Police Scotland, which will...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
The Grand Connaught Rooms: new venue for the BSIA's Annual Luncheon
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BSIA unveils new venue and high-profile Keynote Speaker for 50th Anniversary celebration

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has unveiled a glamorous new venue as well as details of a high-profile Keynote Speaker for the organisation’s 2017 Annual Luncheon, which marks the BSIA’s 50th Anniversary. The Annual Luncheon takes place on Wednesday 12...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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Ward Security achieves company’s highest independent ACS audit score to date

National security company Ward Security has achieved the business’ highest ever score of 171 out of a possible 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for regulating the private security...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017