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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and

Home Office awards £100 million-plus to dedicated police transformation projects

The Government is investing more than £100 million of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to

David Roney joins Operating Board of ASIS UK with focus on counter-terrorism and policing

ASIS UK has announced that David Roney is joining the organisation’s Operating Board as director responsible

Football fans urged to ‘Know The Game Plan’ for new Premier League and Football League seasons

Football fans gearing up for the new Premier League and Football League seasons are being reminded to ‘Know The

Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their

Research unveils intelligent building security risks, vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies

Working in partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the Security

Leading cyber law academic calls for independent review of CCTV and AFR implementation

As the use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology continues to energise public debate, a leading cyber

Spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts prompts interest in unmanned petrol stations

A recent spike in criminal drive-offs from forecourts has prompted renewed interest in unmanned fuel stations.

Showtime Security Guards Ltd director sentenced and owner given prison sentence for intimidating witnesses

On Friday 27 July at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, were

Anne Scorey appointed UK managing director of assurance at British Standards Institution

Anne Scorey has been appointed by business improvement company the British Standards Institution (BSI) as managing

“Strong organic sales growth” of 7% highlighted in Securitas’ Interim Report for January-June

For the period April to June 2018, total sales at Securitas were MSEK 25,466 (23,031), with organic sales growth

Detail underpinning all-new Government Counter Fraud Profession unveiled by Cabinet Office

Chloe Smith, Minister for the Constitution, has announced a new central Government Profession to be launched on

NPCC “to be opened up to public scrutiny” following Liberty and Privacy International campaign

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will “no longer be able to operate in secret” after Human

Fire Detectors: Guidance on Testing Procedures for End Users and Technicians

Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Fire Industry Association (FIA) when it comes to shouting

Workforce Management Software for Security Operatives: Selecting the Right Solution

Workforce management software comes in different forms, but all of them claim they will help your security services

Delivering Secure, Safe and Automated Airport Environments

Air travel remains one of the most popular modes of transport. However, in line with the growth in passenger

ISO/IEC 27005 issued in determined bid to reduce risk of information security breaches

In our hyper-connected, technology-driven world, data breaches and cyber attacks remain a significant threat to

CREST report highlights overriding requirement for Bug Bounty Best Practice

Bug Bounty programmes are in urgent need of defined Best Practices and Codes of Conduct. That’s the

Synectics ensures evidence admissibility for end users with Technical Guidance Paper

Global surveillance solutions business Synectics has released a comprehensive Technical Guidance Paper to help

Code of Practice for employers to improve health and well-being of staff devised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new Code of Practice for organisations to help them tackle a

Axis Group opens new offices in line with service expansion for end user customers

Axis Group, the integrated security and cleaning services business, has opened a new office to service increasing

Government set to consult on safe use and effective regulation of drones

The Government is to consult on new measures designed to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines

Home Office confirms police officers to receive 2% pay increase in 2018-2019

Police officers will be awarded a pay rise of 2% in 2018 to 2019. This will mean that average pay for a police

Government outlines plans to upgrade national security investment powers for UK

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the detail of new powers designed to upgrade UK national security rules.

Online criminals spoof university e-mail addresses in six-figure supply chain fraud

Action Fraud is issuing a warning as reports show that fraudsters are registering domain names to look like they

Security & Fire Management News

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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Home Office awards £100 million-plus to dedicated police transformation projects

The Government is investing more than £100 million of the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in projects designed to prepare police forces to adapt to the challenges of the future. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million for investment in 2018-2019 in four...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018

Opinion

Anton Pieterse: managing director of Safetell
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The Risk Xtra Interview: Anton Pieterse (Safetell) (Part Two)

Anton Pieterse is the managing director of Safetell, the specialist physical security provider of counter-terrorism and target hardening solutions for risk mitigation professionals serving organisations, Governments and businesses alike. With over 30 years’ experience, Safetell...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Anton Pieterse: managing director of Safetell
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The Risk Xtra Interview: Anton Pieterse (Safetell) (Part One)

Anton Pieterse is the managing director of Safetell, the specialist physical security provider of counter-terrorism and target hardening solutions for risk mitigation professionals serving organisations, Governments and businesses alike. With over 30 years’ experience,...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018

Features

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Fire Detectors: Guidance on Testing Procedures for End Users and Technicians

Despite the best efforts of industry bodies such as the Fire Industry Association (FIA) when it comes to shouting loudly about the need for Best Practice, there will always be a few lingering cases of poor practice. When talk turns towards fire detectors, there really is no...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
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Workforce Management Software for Security Operatives: Selecting the Right Solution

Workforce management software comes in different forms, but all of them claim they will help your security services company run more effectively. Which solution are you going to believe in? Mark Folmer outlines seven key questions you should ask to find the right software for...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018

Technology

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Synectics ensures evidence admissibility for end users with Technical Guidance Paper

Global surveillance solutions business Synectics has released a comprehensive Technical Guidance Paper to help security specialists within local authorities better use their surveillance solutions to manage evidence both efficiently and securely. Evidence gathering is a key...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
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Government set to consult on safe use and effective regulation of drones

The Government is to consult on new measures designed to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a market that’s set to grow rapidly over...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018

Training and Careers

Left to Right: Dame Louise Ellman MP, Richard Bingley and Neil Sinclair pictured at the launch of the Global Cyber Academy
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Global Cyber Academy opens for business at Houses of Parliament launch event

The Global Cyber Academy, the UK’s first dedicated Cyber Academy for business, has been formally opened at a launch event held in the Houses of Parliament. The Academy provides UK-accredited education programmes in cyber security. These formal business education programmes are...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Jon S Jacobsen (left) and David Gill sign the Memorandum of Understanding at IFSEC International 2018
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Linx International Group signs MoU with SOS Academy to deliver security training throughout Scandinavia

Linx International Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway-based SOS Academy. The companies will now collaborate on the development and delivery of world-leading academic and vocational security and risk-related training delivered in the classroom, online...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018

Cyber

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ISO/IEC 27005 issued in determined bid to reduce risk of information security breaches

In our hyper-connected, technology-driven world, data breaches and cyber attacks remain a significant threat to organisations. On the basis that a lack of awareness of the risks involved is often to blame for data breaches, a newly-revised standard has been introduced to assist...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018
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CREST report highlights overriding requirement for Bug Bounty Best Practice

Bug Bounty programmes are in urgent need of defined Best Practices and Codes of Conduct. That’s the conclusion of CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position report entitled ‘Bug Bounties:...
Posted On 27 Jul 2018