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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

The security profession is at a Rubicon in its development and maturity as a component of the modern business structure. The evolution from the protection of physical assets to providing a more holistic ‘all-hazards’ approach to security risk management has been a...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Modernising and Digitising CCTV: Challenges for the Police Service

Currently, the UK’s public sector is faced with an economic climate that demands today’s services ‘do more with less’. One of those services is surveillance. Given the recent spate of criminality – and a surge in knife crime in particular since the start of this year –...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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F5 Labs research reveals Chinese hackers lead attacks on Internet of Things devices

Research from F5 Labs has shed light on the fact that Telnet brute force attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices have risen a staggering 249% year over year (2016-2017) and been dominated by traffic originating from China. Findings from the company’s latest Threat...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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BSIA welcomes Home Office’s publication of Security Industry Authority Triennial Review

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the publication of the Security Industry Authority Triennial Review 2016-2017 report issued by the Home Office. Conducted on behalf of the Home Secretary Sajid Javid by Tony Regan, a senior official in the Crime,...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Deloitte study finds organisations’ confidence exceeds crisis preparedness capabilities

Organisations are now keenly aware of the increasing threat of crises. According to Deloitte Global’s 2018 crisis management survey, entitled ‘Stronger, Fitter, Better: Crisis Management for the Resilient Enterprise’, nearly 60% of respondents believe that...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Certified Technical Security Professionals Register to incorporate auditors and consultants

Tavcom Training, operator of the professional Register of Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP), will announce this week that the Register now recognises auditors and consultants. In addition, details of a new Vocational Application Pathway for the Register will be...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
Chief constable Stephen Watson and University of Sheffield president and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett pictured with Richard Yates (head of security) and the University of Sheffield’s Security Team
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Security management at University of Sheffield honoured by Secured Environments accreditation

The University of Sheffield has had its excellent security management regime recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which affirms that the seat of learning is following several key principles to maximise the safety of staff,...
Posted On 18 Jun 2018
The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in West London took place in June 2017
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Independent Steering Group to take forward Dame Judith Hackitt’s collective recommendations on competence

Many organisations spanning the construction and fire sectors have come together to form a Steering Group to take forward key recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety with a view to improving competences for those working...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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KPMG International collaborates with Microsoft on cloud cyber defence and data governance programs

KPMG International has collaborated with Microsoft on the release of two jointly-developed security offerings designed to improve both the data governance and cyber defence capabilities of today’s organisations. The new programs, entitled Data Governance and Cloud Cyber...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018