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Fire and Security Association to celebrate 10th Anniversary at IFSEC and FIREX International

Fire and security business sector representatives are being urged to attend the Fire and Security Association’s (FSA) 10th Anniversary celebrations next month during IFSEC and FIREX International, which run at London’s ExCeL in Docklands from 20-22 June. The FSA will be...
Posted On 17 May 2017
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BSIA launches all-new Business Awards designed to recognise industry-wide successes

Three new awards have been launched by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) to expand the Trade Association’s existing awards programme. The Security Business Awards will be presented at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon (which takes place at Covent Garden’s Grand...
Posted On 17 May 2017
Steve White: chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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“Policing must be put ahead of politics” urges Police Federation chairman Steve White

Speaking at the organisation’s Annual Conference, Police Federation chairman Steve White has called upon whomever forms the new Government to make policing a priority. In his speech to an audience including Home Secretary Amber Rudd, White addressed a number of issues...
Posted On 17 May 2017
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Robert Yates steps into technical manager’s role as FIA’s Graham Simons retires

The Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) technical manager Graham Simons has retired from his post after a long career in the fire industry and over six years of service with the FIA. Simons joined the FIA’s technical team back in February 2011. With a specialism in...
Posted On 17 May 2017
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National Security Inspectorate announces successful transition to new accreditation standard

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has confirmed that the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has been successful in transitioning its accreditation to ISO 17021-1:2015 (the latest version of the accredited standard for certification bodies which specifies the...
Posted On 17 May 2017
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Over 1,000 pieces of information on energy crime passed to Crimestoppers across last six months

Independent charity Crimestoppers has received over 1,000 pieces of information on energy crime since launching its dedicated Stay Energy Safe service late last year. The service has seen the charity partner with the energy industry to host a ‘first of its kind’...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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BSIA set to co-host thought-provoking webinar focused on tackling vehicular terrorism

On Thursday 1 June at 3.00 pm, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) will be co-hosting a webinar with the United States’ Security Industry Association (SIA). Titled ‘Stopping Vehicular Attacks: How We Can Protect Against the Latest Terror Weapon’, the webinar will...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Rise in facility takeovers reveals need for better fraud education as fraudsters target customers and staff

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released a new report detailing the fraud trends from over 325,000 cases recorded in 2016. The data from 387 organisations (including many major UK brands) is one of the most comprehensive pictures of fraud and fraudulent attempts...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Standard for data protection revised to address ever-increasing threats to personal information

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has updated its standard for data protection. BS 10012:2017 Data Protection – Specification for a Personal Information Management System was developed to provide Best Practice guidance for those leaders...
Posted On 16 May 2017