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Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches CNI inquiry focused around cyber

In January last year, the previous Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) launched an inquiry entitled ‘Cyber Security: UK National Security in a Digital World’, focusing in the main on the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy. That inquiry was halted by the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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“UK must act to fill cyber skills gap” delegates told at 2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo

The UK must foster a new generation of diverse talent to effectively tackle the cyber security skills challenge. That’s what Mark Sayers, deputy director for cyber and Government security at the Cabinet Office, told delegates at the sold out 2017 Cyber Security Summit &...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Headline sponsor and host announced for UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2018

Organisers of the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) 2018 – for which Risk UK is an Official Media Partner – have announced that Babcock Managed Security Services (MSS) will be the headline sponsor for the event. The awards ceremony, which is to be...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017
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CREST report highlights need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

There’s a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could adversely impact Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). That’s the firm belief of CREST*, the not-for-profit accreditation body...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017
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Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe observes key CNI security challenges

Held in The Hague, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe 2017 brought together several of the leading figures from the European and world critical infrastructure protection community to discuss some key challenges faced by agencies, operators and industry in...
Posted On 26 May 2017
Chris Plimley of Zaun (left) and Garry Evanson CSyP, chairman of The Security Institute
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Perimeter security specialist Zaun becomes corporate partner of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has welcomed Zaun, the perimeter fencing and security specialist, as a corporate partner of the organisation. Institute chairman Garry Evanson CSyP has officially presented Zaun with its certificate of membership to signify the commitment Zaun has to the...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May holds counter-terrorism discussions with senior police officers at Govan Police Station in Glasgow
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Prime Minister Theresa May announces major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the operation of a major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland later this year designed to test the multi-agency response that would come into force in the event of a terror attack. During a visit to Police Scotland, which will...
Posted On 29 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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SIA Stakeholder Conference hints at impending publication of triennial review results

Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) were among many industry peers attending the 2017 Security Industry Authority (SIA) Stakeholder Conference on Tuesday 14 March. The event focused on partnership working and provided an opportunity for the Regulator to...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017