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BIFM sets out strategic priorities for FM sector and Government in wake of General Election

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has moved to set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector following the General Election. Accounting for around 7% of the UK’s GDP, the health of the wider FM industry has a major impact on...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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“Government must refresh its Brexit strategy” warns security Trade Association ADS

The Government must refresh its Brexit strategy and reach out to a wider community in order to build consensus for its negotiating priorities. Trade Association ADS believes it’s important all the potential options for a successful Brexit remain on the table. These would...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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Operation Creative prevents “millions of pounds” ending up in hands of criminals

A groundbreaking police operation run by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) that disrupts illegal websites providing pirated access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. Research shows that, in the last 12 months,...
Posted On 19 Jun 2017
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Safeguarding minister Sarah Newton supports police action designed to tackle knife crime

The Home Office has hosted an event for police forces across the country to try to break the cycle of knife crime. At the briefing, Sarah Newton (Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism) encouraged more forces to join the Operation Sceptre week of...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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Over 75% of organisations face unnecessary disruption risks for critical applications

Many organisations don’t devote enough attention to mission-critical applications when creating disaster recovery plans. One of the biggest reasons is the ‘resiliency perception gap’, or the gap between executives’ perceptions of the effectiveness of their resiliency...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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University College London hit by ransomware attack following May’s WannaCry episode

Only a month after the WannaCry attack that affected around 250,000 networks across the world, it seems that ransomware is back in the headlines again with an attack on University College London, one of the largest universities in the UK with over 10,000 employees and nearly...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017
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Cardinal Security looks to shape future of guarding through all-new Training Academy

Security solutions provider Cardinal Security has announced the forthcoming introduction of the Cardinal Training Academy, which will perform a vital role in attracting new entrants to the industry. Scheduled to open in August 2017, the Training Academy is already attracting a...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017
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“Company directors at greater risk of identity fraud” reveals joint Cifas-LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report

A new collaborative report issued by Cifas – the UK’s leading fraud prevention service – and LexisNexis Risk Solutions (an information solutions provider that helps organisations to assess, manage and predict risk) highlights that company directors are one of the most...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017
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Security Industry Authority re-opens ACS Review in wake of pre-General Election purdah period

Following on from the pre-General Election purdah period, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has re-opened the industry survey element underpinning its fundamental review of the flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). The results of the ACS review will help to identify ways...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017
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BSIA set to host Cyber Security Services launch event at IFSEC International 2017

Organised by UBM EMEA, IFSEC International 2017 – which takes place at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June – is set to be another impressive event, with an extensive seminar programme and a wide range of security products and services on show. There will be plenty to...
Posted On 15 Jun 2017