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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017
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Imperial College London students crowned “UK’s most talented” in cyber security competition

Students from Imperial College London have been declared the most talented university pupils in the UK for their cyber skills after beating fierce competition from 11 other top universities, which have been designated as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017
Geoff Zeidler: Chairman of the Police and Security Group Initiative
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PaS: The Police Service, Business and Private Sector Security Working Together

The Police and Security Group Initiative was launched back in December 2014 to further the importance of – and actively develop – partnership working between businesses, the police service and private sector security solution providers. Two years on, revisions to the national...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office security specialists join ASIS International’s UK Chapter

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is directly responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide, having been created back in 1968 due to the merger of the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. Presently employing over 14,000 individuals in nearly...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017
John Davies
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Physical Security as a Service: The Concept

There are tell-tale signs that the way in which we all buy our products and services is changing. The concept of buying and owning a service product is increasingly looking antiquated, as consumers are focusing more and more on the outcome rather than the tools needed to achieve...
Posted On 18 Mar 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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Taking The Reins

Late last month, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that Cressida Dick CBE QPM would be taking office as the first-ever female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. The appointment was ratified by Her Majesty The Queen following a recommendation from Rudd. The views...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Global private companies “confident” about prospects but “underprepared” for cyber attacks

Private companies are confident about their own prospects, but underprepared for cyber attacks. That’s according to a new study conducted by PwC. Key findings from the global report include the fact that only 68% of private company CEOs are concerned about the speed of...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Evac+Chair set to lead workplace diversity discussions at 2017 Health & Safety Event

Evac+Chair International is set to host informative breakfast briefings at this year’s Health & Safety Event, which runs at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from 21-23 March. Specifically, the briefings will address crucial Health and Safety topics such as the diverse...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Mitie Group awarded forensic medical services contract with Leicestershire Police

Mitie Group’s Care and Custody Health business division has been awarded a new £2.4 million contract with Leicestershire Police. The two-year partnership, with an optional two-year extension, will see Mitie deliver a forensic medical service including the screening, assessment...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Office announces £6 million funding boost in bid to combat modern slavery

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a substantial Government investment of £6 million in ambitious projects designed to tackle modern slavery around the world and provide vital support for victims. The first Modern Slavery Innovation Fund awards will be shared b...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017