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Wheels in Motion

Prime Minister Theresa May has now triggered Article 50 – not to mention the next General Electon – as the nation prepares to exit the European Union (EU). Subsequently, experts at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have been swift to outline what key security and defence...
Posted On 18 May 2017
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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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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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Security Matters

At the same time as the UK Government appoints a new ambassador to lead Brexit negotiations from Brussels, a Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Briefing Paper has been published that maps out the threats and opportunities to British security and foreign policy as negotiation...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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UAVs in the Zone

The Government plans to introduce new measures designed to ensure that the successful uptake of drones is matched by strong safeguards to protect the public. Measures out for consultation as of Wednesday 21 December include the mandatory registration of new drones, tougher...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017
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Mind The Gaps

The apparent lack of a widely recognised definition for any given ‘victim’ of terrorism is putting at risk the prospect of survivors receiving the emotional and practical help they so desperately need after being caught up in an attack. That’s according to new research conducted...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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Reach for the Sky

Worth a substantial £2 million, a competition specifically orchestrated to help unearth new ways of safeguarding air passengers has just been announced by the Government’s Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team. The joint Home Office and Department for Transport operation...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016
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On The Network

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article recently published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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The Threat is Real

The head of Interpol has stated that the global response to transnational terrorism must adapt to the evolving and expanding nature of the threat. Speaking at an international ministerial meeting on the subject of ‘Countering the Cross-Border Movement of Terrorism’,...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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Fighting Fraud

Experian, the dedicated information services company, has published its first annual global business report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. Entitled ‘Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Fraud Threats’, this...
Posted On 19 Aug 2016