Ashton Kingdon (right) receives the 2018 Wilf Knight Award from Patricia Knight
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Ashton Kingdon wins The Security Institute’s prestigious 2018 Wilf Knight Award

Ashton Kingdon, a student at the University of Portsmouth, has been recognised by The Security Institute for the “unique research” displayed in her Master’s dissertation entitled ‘Seductions of the Caliphate: A Cultural Criminological Analysis of Online...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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UK “most breached country in Europe” states Thales eSecurity’s 2018 Data Threat Report

Thales – the specialist in critical information systems, cyber security and data security – has announced the results of its 2018 Thales Data Threat Report (European Edition), which reveals the UK to be Europe’s most breached country of last year. However, despite a...
Posted On 29 May 2018
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Medical recruitment agent jailed for “masterminding multiple NHS fraud conspiracies”

A medical recruitment agent – along with four healthcare assistants and a nurse whom he had persuaded to defraud the NHS – have all been sentenced at Kingston-upon-Hull Crown Court for conspiracy to defraud. Charles Elad, 46, was working as a recruitment officer for...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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“Organisations struggling with cyber security should learn from NHS guidance” urges Databarracks

Organisations struggling to improve their cyber security defences should take note of the recommendations proposed by a House of Commons Select Committee report into last year’s WannaCry ransomware epidemic. That’s according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of...
Posted On 22 May 2018
Mike Haley: the next CEO at Cifas
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Mike Haley selected to become next CEO of Cifas as Simon Dukes heads for PSNC

The Board of Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention agency, has announced the selection of Mike Haley as the new CEO for the organisation when current chief executive Simon Dukes steps down in April. Haley has over 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
Jason Towse: leader of Mitie's security management business
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Mitie secures security contract with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Mitie has been awarded the security contract at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust following a competitive tender process. The two-year contract – with an option to extend for a further two years – is worth £400,000 per annum. Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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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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IFSEC transforms into “integrated security event” and adopts “new industry role” addressing critical global security challenges

Security has never been a more critical subject of discussion. 2017 has been a year wherein organisations and Governments have become increasingly aware of the fact that the substance of the threat which they’re working to prevent has changed irrevocably. Europe fell victim...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017
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ICO’s latest survey shows most UK citizens don’t trust organisations with their data

Steve Wood, deputy commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal data after a survey revealed a significant deficit of trust that organisations must address if they want to innovate with...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017
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Turnover and profits reported at “record high” by lone worker security specialist Send For Help Group

Send For Help Group – the largest dedicated lone worker protection firm in the world – has seen annual turnover break the £8 million mark for the first time (representing a rise of 30% on the previous year) as organisations across both the private and public sectors...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017