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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary extends remit to encompass Fire and Rescue Services

Building on the experience of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in inspecting and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of all police forces in England and Wales, Nick Hurd (the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) has announced that it will now...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Cyber Security Challenge UK hosts UK’s first cyber crime intervention workshop

Cyber Security Challenge UK has worked closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and industry partners on delivering a new initiative designed to rehabilitate young people who’ve committed low-level cyber crimes and prevent them from re-offending or otherwise becoming...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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IDSC security network formed to champion and promote data sanitisation Best Practice

According to the Identity Theft Resource Centre, nearly 12 million data records have been exposed since the beginning of 2017. Although data sanitisation is an important step in preventing sensitive data from being accessed or breached, it’s still relatively unknown and often...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
The Grenfell Tower blaze in June
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Independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety set in motion by DCLG

An independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety has been announced by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. This follows the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which raised serious questions about the fire...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Department for Transport issues guidelines designed to enhance cyber security of connected cars

A new generation of Internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers under tough new guidance issued by the Department for Transport. Smart vehicles are increasingly becoming the norm on British roads, allowing drivers to access maps, travel information and...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches “remain major cause of loss”

Ransomware attacks continued to burgeon in the first half of 2017, showing a rise of 50% over the first half of 2016. Hacking and malware attacks (of which ransomware attacks form a growing part) continue to be the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 32% of all cyber...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Client portal introduced by Officer Connect as part of ‘virtual’ engagement solution for guarding

Officer Connect has launched a new client portal as an integral part of its ‘virtual’ engagement solution for the security guarding industry. The portal enables clients to have total visibility of their entire security portfolio and the men and women for whom they’re...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
Richard Lambert: managing director of Evolution Security
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All-new Security Design Division unveiled by integrated fire and security specialist Evolution

Evolution, the integrated fire and security business, has launched a new Security Design Division to provide security and fire system design and specification services to third party integrators, installers and clients. Richard Lambert, managing director of Evolution, informed...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
Don Erickson of the SIA (left) and the BSIA's CEO James Kelly signing the Memorandum of Understanding
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British Security Industry Association moves to forge closer American links in advance of Brexit

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and its American equivalent, namely the Security Industry Association (SIA), have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the foundations of a long-term working relationship in anticipation of closer trade...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Contract wins at Trigion Security up 20% in Q2 as company engages with Crimestoppers campaigns

Trigion Security’s combined service offer of security guarding and electronic security is proving popular with customers across different industries and, indeed, throughout the country, with the company announcing impressive new business growth of 20% in the second quarter of...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017