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“Untrained and neglected IT staff increasing cyber security skills gap” warns (ISC)²

A survey of 3,300 IT professionals conducted by (ISC)² has revealed that widespread underfunding in training in-house IT talent is contributing towards the critical cyber security skills gap. The report shows that businesses are exposing themselves to cyber threats by ignoring...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Concerns beginning to rise over owners’ attitudes towards life safety in buildings

New research from life safety systems manufacturer Hochiki Europe suggests that European installers are becoming increasingly concerned about their customers’ understanding of life safety systems and regulation. The survey sheds light on some worrying findings, including more...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
Gerard Wallace
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Evac+Chair launches guide to emergency evacuation in support of Business Safety Week

In support of Business Safety Week, Evac+Chair International has launched its own guide to emergency evacuations to help businesses across the UK produce and monitor their Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans (FEEP). Available to download from the Evac+Chair International website, the...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Services business Cordant Group all set to become UK’s largest Social Enterprise

Cordant Group – the UK’s second largest recruitment and services business and which includes Cordant Security – has announced its new status as a Social Enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, in due course the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits into...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Fire Industry Association gearing up for October seminars on ‘Update to BS 5839-1:2017’

During October, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) will be holding four seminars under the banner ‘Update to BS 5839-1:2017’. The new British Standard, which focuses on Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings, was published on Friday 1 September. Due to...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Remote Monitoring: Achieving Maximum Benefits for End Users

Here, Jonathan Sturley explains in detail how close working relationships formed with installers can ensure that end users achieve maximum benefit from their investment in a remotely monitored video surveillance system without having to live with the consequences of false alarms...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017