John DaviesLeft to Right): Paul McCann (Johnson Controls), Alex Deal (Universal Security Systems) and Gordon Morrison (Johnson Controls)Nick Downing

International guidance standard for auditing ISMS updated by ISO

Keeping sensitive company information and personal data safe and secure is not only essential for any business, but

Former Oxford University Hospitals CIO sentenced for committing NHS fraud

A senior NHS hospital manager who gained his job by falsely stating that he had a degree has been sentenced at

Government targets 16 “challenging” jails for new X-ray systems

Innovative new X-ray body scanners, developed specifically for the Prison Service, will produce instant images from

Metropolitan Police begins operational use of live facial recognition technology

The Metropolitan Police Service is to begin the operational use of live facial recognition technology. The use of

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase Two commences despite resignation of panel member

The second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has begun today and focuses its attentions on issues including the

Cyber criminals using conversation hijacking to steal personal details

In recent months, Barracuda Networks researchers have seen a sharp rise in domain impersonation attacks used to

Protiviti advises organisations on guarding against possible Iranian cyber attacks

In light of the recent warnings around potential Iranian cyber attacks, global consulting firm Protiviti has laid

STANLEY Security protects Finlays’ servers thanks to biometric access control

STANLEY Security has installed a biometric access control system at beverage company Finlays’ Pontefract site to

dormakaba introduces next generation self-locking emergency escape locks

dormakaba has launched the latest generation of its SVP self-locking emergency escape locks. The range is ideally

The Perception of Safety as Part of Security

Ask anyone in the security industry if what they provide is valuable and delivers a positive service to people and

Changing Perceptions Through Workforce Diversity

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce in the security guarding sector are becoming increasingly

Universal Security Systems unveiled as C-CURE’s Enterprise Partner of the Year

Universal Security Systems Limited has won the 2019 C-CURE Enterprise Partner of the Year Award for 2019. The

Official cyber crime figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ warns bluedog Security Monitoring

New figures which report a fall in ‘computer misuse’ and a rise in fraud merely serve to show that the

Partnership promises Mitie opportunities for University of Northampton students

The University of Northampton’s Criminal and Corporate Investigations team has signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Policing receives biggest funding boost in decade to put more bobbies on beat

The Government has announced the biggest increase in funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of

The Co-Operation Corkscrew: Assisting the SFO in Criminal Investigations

In criminal law, fundamental protections exist to safeguard individuals and companies alike against

High-profile speakers added to 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit Programme

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with

World Economic Forum develops Internet security principles to protect end users

While certain cyber attacks focus on specific organisations, the majority target the largest number of Internet

CREST report highlights problems of stress and burnout among cyber security professionals

A new report published by CREST looks for solutions to the increasing problems of stress and burnout among many

Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing

Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2

NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards for NHS organisations

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) counter fraud standards for 2020-2021 were

Perpetuity Research explores experiences of females working in security sector

Perpetuity Research has published the detailed findings of new industry research sponsored by ICTS UK and Ireland

AMG Systems transmission solution specified for Cambridge Science Park

When Briar Security was commissioned to replace an ageing CCTV system at the Cambridge Science Park, the expert

Tougher sentencing and monitoring in Government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a

Security & Fire Management News

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International guidance standard for auditing ISMS updated by ISO

Keeping sensitive company information and personal data safe and secure is not only essential for any business, but a legal imperative. Many organisations do this with the help of an information security management system (ISMS). Now, the international guidance standard for...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Former Oxford University Hospitals CIO sentenced for committing NHS fraud

A senior NHS hospital manager who gained his job by falsely stating that he had a degree has been sentenced at Oxford Crown Court to two years’ imprisonment (suspended for two years) for fraud against the NHS. Peter Knight was a director on the Board of Oxford University...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020

Opinion

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The Perception of Safety as Part of Security

Ask anyone in the security industry if what they provide is valuable and delivers a positive service to people and the majority would say that it does, observes John Davies. Those of us who work in the industry, or those who benefit from it directly, are acutely aware of the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Changing Perceptions Through Workforce Diversity

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce in the security guarding sector are becoming increasingly apparent. Here, Gemma Quirke explains how the business strategy devised by solutions provider Wilson James is creating positive change through nurturing skills and talent...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020

Features

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The Co-Operation Corkscrew: Assisting the SFO in Criminal Investigations

In criminal law, fundamental protections exist to safeguard individuals and companies alike against self-incrimination. Here, Elliott Kenton examines whether an increasing tendency among corporate organisations to co-operate with investigators serves to undermine these essential...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Cyber Security Strategy: The Quest for Visibility and Threat Hunting

There’s currently so much emphasis in the cyber security market space on after-the-fact visibility into what bad things just happened. So much energy, time, money, strategy and dialogue about it, writes Scott Scheferman. The trouble is, it comes at a cost. For every moment...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020

Technology

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dormakaba introduces next generation self-locking emergency escape locks

dormakaba has launched the latest generation of its SVP self-locking emergency escape locks. The range is ideally suited for use on emergency exits and escape routes where doors requiring access control can be balanced with safety in an emergency scenario.  The SVP range of locks...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
Left to Right): Paul McCann (Johnson Controls), Alex Deal (Universal Security Systems) and Gordon Morrison (Johnson Controls)
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Universal Security Systems unveiled as C-CURE’s Enterprise Partner of the Year

Universal Security Systems Limited has won the 2019 C-CURE Enterprise Partner of the Year Award for 2019. The accolade was presented to Alex Deal, operations director of Universal Security Systems, by Gordon Morrison (GB sales director for the Johnson Controls’ Tyco access...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020

Training and Careers

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Partnership promises Mitie opportunities for University of Northampton students

The University of Northampton’s Criminal and Corporate Investigations team has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitie, the facilities management and intelligence-led security business. This MoU will forge closer links between industry experts and academics at the...
Posted On 24 Jan 2020
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Tavcom Training’s Future of Security Theatre returns to IFSEC International

IFSEC International has announced the return of The Future of Security Theatre, created in collaboration with Tavcom Training, for the 2020 edition of the event. IFSEC International and Tavcom Training have enjoyed a long partnership that has made The Future of Security Theatre a...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020

Cyber

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Cyber criminals using conversation hijacking to steal personal details

In recent months, Barracuda Networks researchers have seen a sharp rise in domain impersonation attacks used to facilitate conversation hijacking. An analysis of circa 500,000 monthly e-mail attacks shows a 400% increase in domain impersonation attacks used for conversation...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Protiviti advises organisations on guarding against possible Iranian cyber attacks

In light of the recent warnings around potential Iranian cyber attacks, global consulting firm Protiviti has laid out steps companies should take to protect themselves against cyber threats. Jonathan Wyatt, global head of Protiviti Digital, recommends that organisations determine...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020