Kevin MatthewChief constable Stephen Watson and University of Sheffield president and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett pictured with Richard Yates (head of security) and the University of Sheffield’s Security TeamThe devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in West London took place in June 2017Neil BasuEnza Iannopollo of Forrester ResearchThe Mercury Shopping Centre in RomfordDavid Hindle

Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist

The Security Institute’s View

The security profession is at a Rubicon in its development and maturity as a component of the modern business

Modernising and Digitising CCTV: Challenges for the Police Service

Currently, the UK’s public sector is faced with an economic climate that demands today’s services ‘do more

F5 Labs research reveals Chinese hackers lead attacks on Internet of Things devices

Research from F5 Labs has shed light on the fact that Telnet brute force attacks against Internet of Things (IoT)

BSIA welcomes Home Office’s publication of Security Industry Authority Triennial Review

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of the Security Industry Authority

Deloitte study finds organisations’ confidence exceeds crisis preparedness capabilities

Organisations are now keenly aware of the increasing threat of crises. According to Deloitte Global’s 2018 crisis

Certified Technical Security Professionals Register to incorporate auditors and consultants

Tavcom Training, operator of the professional Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), will

Security management at University of Sheffield honoured by Secured Environments accreditation

The University of Sheffield has had its excellent security management regime recognised after gaining the

Independent Steering Group to take forward Dame Judith Hackitt’s collective recommendations on competence

Many organisations spanning the construction and fire sectors have come together to form a Steering Group to take

KPMG International collaborates with Microsoft on cloud cyber defence and data governance programs

KPMG International has collaborated with Microsoft on the release of two jointly-developed security offerings

Terrorism arrests rise by 17% in past year according to latest Government statistics

The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17% in the past year. The

Places of worship to remain protected thanks to £1 million Home Office Security Fund

Places of worship that have been subjected to – or could otherwise be vulnerable to – hate crime

Big Brother Watch launches legal challenge to “dangerously authoritarian” facial recognition cameras

Big Brother Watch has launched a landmark legal challenge to the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of real-time

Hacking episode kick-started in July 2017 leads to huge data breach at Dixons Carphone

As part of a review of its systems and data, Dixons Carphone – the multinational electrical and

37th International East-West Security Conference examines global trends and threats

Attending the 37th Edition of the International East-West Security Conference were delegates representing private

Security Trends Report from Allot Communications reveals new data on mobile and IoT threats

Allot Communications, a global provider of leading innovative network intelligence and security solutions for

Workplace Readiness for Mitigating Data Privacy Threats

On behalf of Risk Xtra, 3M’s Peter Barker recently interviewed Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research to

Risk Xtra June 2018

News Analysis: Grenfell Tower – The Hackitt Review Report. News Special: Cortech Open Innovation Events 2018.

Fareed Zakaria and Scott Klososky to kick-off ASIS International’s GSX Keynote Line-Up

ASIS International has announced that ‘global thinker’, columnist and CNN host Fareed Zakaria in tandem

Axis Group companies contracted to enhance security and customer service at The Mercury Mall

The management team at The Mercury Mall in Romford recently selected two Axis Group companies, namely Axis Security

“Business use of voice technology set to triple in next 12 months” states Pindrop study

No less than 85% of businesses surveyed by Pindrop (the voice security and authentication specialist) will use

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions offers advice on guidance around BS 8300 updates

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, is offering guidance on recent updates to BS 8300, the

SALTO and Wavestore deliver combined video, data and access control management solution

A technology partnership formed between SALTO and Wavestore is enabling operators to instantly visually verify the

Yahoo! fined £250,000 by ICO after “systemic failures” placed customer data at risk

Yahoo! UK Services Limited has been fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a

IFSEC International 2018: Risk Xtra’s Solutions Guide for End Users (Part Three)

Organised by UBM, IFSEC International’s 2018 edition takes place at ExCeL London from Tuesday 19 June until

Security & Fire Management News

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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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F5 Labs research reveals Chinese hackers lead attacks on Internet of Things devices

Research from F5 Labs has shed light on the fact that Telnet brute force attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices have risen a staggering 249% year over year (2016-2017) and been dominated by traffic originating from China. Findings from the company’s latest Threat...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018

Opinion

Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research
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Workplace Readiness for Mitigating Data Privacy Threats

On behalf of Risk Xtra, 3M’s Peter Barker recently interviewed Enza Iannopollo of Forrester Research to discuss the security measures, policies and privacy compliance programmes that many organisations are presently establishing in order to comply with legislation such as...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Securing the US-Mexico Border: In Search of Enlightened Thinking

With the attention of the world’s media has been focused squarely on America’s on-off Summit with North Korea (which has now taken place with astonishing and somewhat unpredicted end results, of course), it has been a case of ‘all quiet on the southern...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018

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Modernising and Digitising CCTV: Challenges for the Police Service

Currently, the UK’s public sector is faced with an economic climate that demands today’s services ‘do more with less’. One of those services is surveillance. Given the recent spate of criminality – and a surge in knife crime in particular since the start of this year –...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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When Two Worlds Coalesce

The demands of a modern day security system are changing at pace as different technologies appear on the horizon. These rapid developments very often realise benefits for the procuring organisation by dint of inviting decisions to be taken by security and risk management...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018

Technology

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“Business use of voice technology set to triple in next 12 months” states Pindrop study

No less than 85% of businesses surveyed by Pindrop (the voice security and authentication specialist) will use voice technology – such as Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana voice-activated assistants – to communicate with customers within the next year. Currently, only 28% of...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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SALTO and Wavestore deliver combined video, data and access control management solution

A technology partnership formed between SALTO and Wavestore is enabling operators to instantly visually verify the identity of anyone attempting to gain access to a site or sensitive areas of a building. The successful integration of the two companies’ software platforms means...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018

Training and Careers

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Certified Technical Security Professionals Register to incorporate auditors and consultants

Tavcom Training, operator of the professional Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), will announce this week that the Register now recognises auditors and consultants. In addition, details of a new Vocational Application Pathway for the Register will be...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
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Tyco introduces exacqVision Training Certification Program for benefit of end users

Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has introduced the exacqVision Training Certification Program to enable end users to choose from a pool of highly-trained and certified system integrators able to install and support Exacq video management software (VMS)...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018

Cyber

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F5 Labs research reveals Chinese hackers lead attacks on Internet of Things devices

Research from F5 Labs has shed light on the fact that Telnet brute force attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices have risen a staggering 249% year over year (2016-2017) and been dominated by traffic originating from China. Findings from the company’s latest Threat...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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KPMG International collaborates with Microsoft on cloud cyber defence and data governance programs

KPMG International has collaborated with Microsoft on the release of two jointly-developed security offerings designed to improve both the data governance and cyber defence capabilities of today’s organisations. The new programs, entitled Data Governance and Cloud Cyber...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018