Neil Basu
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Arrests made by counter-terrorism officers in UK rise by 68% across past 12 months

Arrests made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK have risen by more than 50% in the year up to the end of June 2017 as the police and the Security/Intelligence Services have continued their efforts to make the UK a hostile place for terrorists. The arrest figures released by...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Barred security director found guilty of working without a licence in wake of SIA investigation

On 14 September at Llandudno Magistrates Court, security company director Mark Pursglove was found guilty of working without a licence. Rachel Williams was found to have aided and abetted Pursglove, while Alan Williams was found guilty of providing false information. This...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Tall building fires under the spotlight at Birmingham’s NEC during Emergency Services Show

Responding to fires in tall buildings will be a key focus at this year’s Emergency Services Show which runs in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September. Russ Timpson, founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network, will present a session in the...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part Two)

With ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes now upon us, John Robinson decided to apply his own test – focused on Brexit – in a bid to ascertain what’s of value in this document for security, risk and resilience...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Peter Sherry
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Apprenticeships: Striking The Balance Between Employers and Educationalists

One of the key recommendations of the Richard Review of Apprenticeships (published in November 2012 during the 2010-2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government’s time in Parliamentary office) was that apprenticeship programmes should be employer-led, but what does...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Security Research Initiative focuses attentions on key considerations for security sector

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published two reports addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together, the comprehensive documents seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in both private...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Outstanding Security Performance Awards return to UK for March 2018 presentations

Following the huge success of the inaugural UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) earlier this year, the awards scheme will be returning in 2018. The UK OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme currently running in eight countries and designed to recognise and reward...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Reputation tops list of business priorities in BSI’s Organisational Resilience benchmarking study

Protecting reputation tops business leaders’ list of priorities ahead of financial achievements and business leadership. That’s according to the world’s first benchmarking study of Organisational Resilience published by the British Standards Institution (BSI). The...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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“Data laws to be made fit for digital age” urges Government in launching Data Protection Bill

The Government has outlined vital protections and flexibilities for the nation’s world-leading research, financial services, journalism and legal services as part of its plans to update data protection legislation for the modern era. The Data Protection Bill will make data...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017