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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
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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
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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
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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
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Prisons and Courts Bill announced by Ministry of Justice in response to mounting UK prisons crisis

Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss recently unveiled the “historic” Prisons and Courts Bill, in turn paving the way for the biggest overhaul of prisons in a generation and the delivery of a world-class court system. This key piece of legislation will underpin measures...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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BSIA Working Group members pledge to “lead the way” in cyber security education

Protecting customers from the risk of product-related cyber crime was the focus of the inaugural meeting of a new Working Group convened by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). Members of the Cyber Security Product Assurance Group (CySPAG) have met for the first time...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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New assessment warns industry that cyber criminals are “imitating nation state attacks”

The annual assessment of the biggest cyber threats posed to UK businesses has been published after being produced jointly for the first time by the National Crime Agency (NCA), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and industry partners emanating from multiple sectors. The...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017