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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
Peter Webster
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SIA Regulation, Business Licensing and the ACS: A Personal Perspective

Tuesday 14 March witnessed the 2017 edition of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) annual Stakeholder Conference, which ran at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London. A reflection of the partnership working theme for the day, the confirmed speakers emanated from...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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An Eye on ID

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has issued new figures showing that identity fraud has hit the highest levels ever recorded. A record 172,919 episodes of such fraud were noted in 2016. Identity fraud now represents over half of all fraud chronicled by the UK’s...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
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New squad formed by Ministry of Justice in bid to tackle drone threat to prison security

A specialist squad of prison and police officers has been formed to tackle the threat posed by drones to prison security, Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah has announced. The team of investigators will work closely with national law enforcement agencies and Her Majesty’s Prison...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017
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International standard on occupational Health and Safety reaches second draft stage

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has now published the second draft of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements. The yet-to-be launched international standard specifies requirements for an occupational Health and...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017
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Manchester Metropolitan University outsourced security contract awarded to Oltec FM

Facilities management specialist Oltec FM has been awarded the contract to provide all outsourced security and security guarding support to the in-house security team at Manchester Metropolitan University. The new contract expands Oltec’s current role at the university,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017
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Metropolitan Police Service publishes end-of-year crime statistics for 2016-2017

The force’s end-of-year crime statistics covering the period 2016-2017 have just been issued by the Metropolitan Police Service. There were just shy of 775,000 offences committed in London (the corresponding figure for 2015-2016 being 740,933). Acts of fraud and forgery are...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017
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Pilgrims Group wins prestigious security guarding and management contract with PwC UK

A major new contract with the multinational professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been awarded to Pilgrims Group in the wake of an extensive tendering process. Pilgrims now takes over responsibility for the delivery of PwC’s securit...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017
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CGI-Oxford Economics Study: “Severe cyber breaches lead to massive decline in share prices”

CGI has unveiled the results of an in-depth economic study entitled ‘The Cyber-Value Connection’, which shows that a typical ‘severe’ cyber security breach represents a permanent cost of 1.8% of a company’s value, as measured relative to a control group of peer companies....
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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Violence Reduction Workshops focused on night-time economy to be run by SIA

The Security Industry Authority is running a series of events across the UK designed to promote violence reduction measures within the night-time economy. The first of these events is scheduled for Tuesday 25 April in Ipswich. In essence, the private security industry’s...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017