Abbey Petkar: managing director of Magenta SecurityHMI Mike CunninghamLeft to Right: Yasmeen Stratton (director at SSR Personnel), Jayne Ryan (senior HR business partner for Wilson James) and TV presenter Gabby LoganStuart Lodge (left) and Karl JordanKaren Stephens: Secretary of the PFNDFDr Gillian TullyThe team from Land Securities with (far right) presenter Dominic HollandDavid Anderson QC

Biometric data “playing key role in fight against crime and terrorism” finds Interpol Symposium

Responding to the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), Interpol is working to increase the use of

First Aid and fire safety training for Magenta Security staff “saving lives and businesses”

Magenta Security’s decision to give all front line staff First Aid and fire safety training is already paying

Smart Cities specification for data, information and asset security management launched by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new smart cities specification for safeguarding data and

Forces working hard to improve legitimacy “but Stop and Search disparities remain a concern”

Police forces are committed to sustaining and improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk

RiskMap 2018: “Global fragility heightened by assertive political leadership” forecasts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, has warned that businesses will face “profound

Mitie Care & Custody wins ten-year contract with Home Office for immigration security

Mitie’s Care & Custody business has been awarded a ten-year contract with the Home Office worth an estimate

MoJ and West Mercia Police investigation brings nationwide prison drone gang to justice

A major organised crime gang that used drones to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile phones with an estimated value

Wilson James victorious in SSR Personnel’s Inspiration in HR Award 2017

Previous winner Wilson James has emerged triumphant in the 2017 Inspiration in HR Award, as always sponsored

Importance of physical security and employee safety highlighted in BCI’s Emergency Communications Report

Preserving physical security and the safety of employees are the greatest concerns for business continuity and

Routine Security Industry Authority checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis Festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security

Security installation at Channel Islands prison on Guernsey takes fight to drone criminals

A Channel Islands prison has become the first in the world to use a new system designed to prevent drones from

Risk UK December 2017

News Analysis: Annual Fraud Indicator 2017. News Special: IFSEC International 2018. Opinion: Mobile Technology and

Lodge Service and PALS sign merger deal to form new retail loss prevention offer

International loss prevention and security consultancy Lodge Service has merged its profit protection and LodgIC

Detectives across England and Wales “in crisis” suggests Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum

Force-level reports issued on the state of detective policing in England and Wales “make for grim reading”,

UK Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner programme dates for 2018 confirmed by SGW

SGW Safety & Security (SGW) has announced that the UK Certified Counter-Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme

All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the

Pilgrims Group wins new security services contract with BBC Studioworks Ltd

BBC Studioworks Ltd, the commercial arm of the BBC which runs the broadcaster’s former White City studio complex in

Guilty verdicts handed down in trial against Woodgate and Clark Ltd and rogue private investigators

A firm of loss adjusters has been found guilty of unlawfully disclosing personal data illegally obtained by senior

ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits rebranded as Global Security Exchange

ASIS International has changed the name of its annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits

Home Office announces reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator

The Home Office has announced the reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator. Dr Tully’s Term

“Corporate cyber insurance will fuel ransomware growth in 2018” warns WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents is driving growth in

ICSA: The Governance Institute celebrates rise of governance at 2017 awards ceremony

ICSA: The Governance Institute has recognised companies, individuals and teams that are leading the way in

Action to combat online fraud “must favour customers” urges Public Accounts Committee

In its latest report focusing on cyber fraud, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament recognises that

David Anderson QC publishes detailed report on terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

Following the terrorist attacks that took place on the UK mainland between March and June this year, the Home

Action Fraud launches 24/7 Helpline to combat cyber attacks against businesses, charities and organisations

Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live Cyber Attack Helpline.

Latest Issue

Opinion

Mike Hemes
off

Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017

Latest Security & Fire Management News

off

Biometric data “playing key role in fight against crime and terrorism” finds Interpol Symposium

Responding to the threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), Interpol is working to increase the use of its biometrics databases and capabilities to better track their movements globally. Launched earlier this year, Project First is among Interpol’s initiatives designed...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
Abbey Petkar: managing director of Magenta Security
off

First Aid and fire safety training for Magenta Security staff “saving lives and businesses”

Magenta Security’s decision to give all front line staff First Aid and fire safety training is already paying dividends for organisations and individuals across the country. An observant security officer at one client site recently noticed a fire in an industrial incinerator....
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
off

Smart Cities specification for data, information and asset security management launched by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new smart cities specification for safeguarding data and information security in cities. PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for Establishing and Implementing a Security-Minded Approach lists requirements for creating a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
HMI Mike Cunningham
off

Forces working hard to improve legitimacy “but Stop and Search disparities remain a concern”

Police forces are committed to sustaining and improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk damage to their relationships with local communities by continuing to be unable to demonstrate fair use of Stop and Search. That’s according to a report issued by...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
off

RiskMap 2018: “Global fragility heightened by assertive political leadership” forecasts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, has warned that businesses will face “profound uncertainty” next year because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders whose decisions are hard to predict. The forecast emanates in...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
off

Mitie Care & Custody wins ten-year contract with Home Office for immigration security

Mitie’s Care & Custody business has been awarded a ten-year contract with the Home Office worth an estimated £525 million through a competitive tender process*. The business will now be responsible for escorting immigration detainees, both within the UK and overseas, on...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
off

MoJ and West Mercia Police investigation brings nationwide prison drone gang to justice

A major organised crime gang that used drones to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile phones with an estimated value of up to £1.2 million into prisons across the UK has been smashed following a two-year probe by prison intelligence officers and the police service. Ringleader Craig...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
Left to Right: Yasmeen Stratton (director at SSR Personnel), Jayne Ryan (senior HR business partner for Wilson James) and TV presenter Gabby Logan
off

Wilson James victorious in SSR Personnel’s Inspiration in HR Award 2017

Previous winner Wilson James has emerged triumphant in the 2017 Inspiration in HR Award, as always sponsored – and bestowed – by security recruitment specialist SSR Personnel. This prestigious accolade is specifically designed to recognise the work of Human Resources...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
off

Importance of physical security and employee safety highlighted in BCI’s Emergency Communications Report

Preserving physical security and the safety of employees are the greatest concerns for business continuity and resilience professionals, and especially so when it comes to producing emergency communications plans. This is the key findings that has emerged from the latest...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
off

Routine Security Industry Authority checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis Festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Wednesday 13 December at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Billy Jones (director of BJ Securities Ltd) was sentenced to 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017