Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public ProsecutionsRegent Quarter in London's King's Cross districtMartin Hewitt: taking the chair's role at the NPCCImage supplied by London Luton AirportAlan Calder

Bitglass 2018 BYOD Report: “More than 50% of companies witness rise in mobile security threats”

Bitglass has released its 2018 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security Report. The analysis is based on a survey of

DigiCert research unveils corporate losses associated with IoT-related security missteps

A new study orchestrated by DigiCert, the provider of TLS/SSL, PKI and Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions,

Video Surveillance Systems: What is Wide Dynamic Range?

For the benefit of those Risk Xtra readers focused on CCTV as part of their risk and security management remit, Uri

Corps Security selects SmartTask as workforce management software partner

Corps Security, the specialist security services provider, has appointed SmartTask as its preferred technology

FIA Technical Briefing

Whether your business is a fire detection and alarm company, or a security operation looking to expand into fire

‘Island Hopping’: An Assessment of Growing Security Threats to the Aviation Sector

When we think about the industries that have the most to lose from a serious cyber attack, our minds probably

The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin

Trio of managers jailed for taking part in £822,000 National Health Service fraud

Three NHS managers (one in-house and two from an agency) have been sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court for

New Director of Public Prosecutions outlines plans to build confidence in CPS

Max Hill QC, the new Director of Public Prosecutions, has outlined his plans to build public confidence and trust

Global organisations appoint dedicated fire safety experts to develop industry standards

More than 40 organisations from around the world have appointed fire safety experts tasked with developing landmark

Nearly 50% of power and utility company CEOs concerned cyber attacks are “imminent”

Amid an environment wherein cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities company executives are

CIS Security agrees “powerful new partnership” with Helix Property Management

CIS Security has been awarded a £1.5 million multi-year deal with Helix Property Management for the provision of

iProov supports Home Office with liveness detection technology to assure genuine presence

iProov, the provider of biometric facial verification technology, will play a key role in a multi-year contract

Unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 9 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road in Caernarfon was ordered to

Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches online toolbox at Global MSC Security Conference

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, delivered an excellent presentation on the National

Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs’ Council from April 2019

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt has been appointed to lead the National Police

National Economic Crime Centre launched by Security Minister Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, has formally launched an ambitious new

Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the

Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit adopts Project Servator at London Luton Airport

Specialist counter-terrorism tactics specifically aimed at deterring potential terrorists and would-be criminals

UK’s terrorism response tested in three-day national multi-agency exercise

The Emergency Services, other public services and the Government have undertaken a three-day exercise to rehearse

STANLEY Products & Solutions accommodates Blackpool Coastal Housing’s access control requirements

Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) was set up in 2007 by Blackpool Council to manage its housing stock of almost 5,000

Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s

People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72

Enhanced version of LiDAR software for REDSCAN long-range laser sensor unveiled by OPTEX

OPTEX, the specialist manufacturer of detection solutions, has developed new versions of its product firmware and

ClanTect Motion Detection Systems adds ‘ClanConnect’ for high speed data connectivity

ClanTect, the UK-based specialist in motion detection systems for the security sector, has announced the launch of

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Trio of managers jailed for taking part in £822,000 National Health Service fraud

Three NHS managers (one in-house and two from an agency) have been sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court for defrauding Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) of £822,236.22. Mark Evill was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, Robert Howells to four years and Michael Cope to...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public Prosecutions
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New Director of Public Prosecutions outlines plans to build confidence in CPS

Max Hill QC, the new Director of Public Prosecutions, has outlined his plans to build public confidence and trust in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Speaking at the Kalisher Lecture – his first public address since taking up office on 1 November – Hill outlined...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018

Opinion

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People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72 billion by the end of the year as a direct result of regulatory change, mindset and a growing awareness of threats, writes Alan Calder. With over 40% of UK...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Staying Secure in the Digital Realm: Understanding The Cyber Threat Landscape

In early July, IBM Security and The Ponemon Institute released the ‘Cost of a Data Breach’ Study in which it was reported that the global average cost of a data breach and the average cost for lost or stolen information have both increased. The former is up by 6.4% to...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018

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‘Island Hopping’: An Assessment of Growing Security Threats to the Aviation Sector

When we think about the industries that have the most to lose from a serious cyber attack, our minds probably immediately veer towards the finance, healthcare and energy sectors. That’s with good reason. As our own research here at Carbon Black highlights, 78% of investor...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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‘Deter, Detect, Impede’: Safeguarding Organisations and Individuals from Kidnap

There’s no doubt that kidnapping remains one of the most frightening crimes that could happen to an individual, writes the Blackstone Consultancy. The term kidnapping covers a broad range of related crimes, with each case differing in its objective, degree, severity and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018

Technology

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Video Surveillance Systems: What is Wide Dynamic Range?

For the benefit of those Risk Xtra readers focused on CCTV as part of their risk and security management remit, Uri Guterman shines a light on Wide Dynamic Range and what benefits it brings to video surveillance systems. The latest generation of HD cameras has raised end users’...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Corps Security selects SmartTask as workforce management software partner

Corps Security, the specialist security services provider, has appointed SmartTask as its preferred technology partner as part of a business improvement initiative designed to enhance contract delivery and increase operational compliance. The company will implement an advanced...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018

Training and Careers

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PerpetuityARC Training attains IQ Level 5 accreditation for workplace investigations course

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group, has announced that its Advanced Investigation Techniques course has attained IQ Level 5 accreditation. The five-day classroom course provides security and HR professionals, general managers and individuals...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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1,500-plus companies sign up for ACT Awareness e-Learning counter-terrorism training

More than 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to an innovative training scheme that could help in the prevention of terrorism attacks. In just six months since the product was first made available, representatives from organisations as varied as John Lewis &...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018

Cyber

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Bitglass 2018 BYOD Report: “More than 50% of companies witness rise in mobile security threats”

Bitglass has released its 2018 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security Report. The analysis is based on a survey of nearly 400 enterprise IT experts who revealed the state of BYOD and mobile device security in their organisations. According to the detailed study, no less than 85%...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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DigiCert research unveils corporate losses associated with IoT-related security missteps

A new study orchestrated by DigiCert, the provider of TLS/SSL, PKI and Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions, reveals that enterprises have begun sustaining significant monetary losses stemming from the lack of good practices as they move forward with incorporating the IoT...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018