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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London,

Two-thirds of UK companies admit to never testing physical security measures

Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies who took part in a recent survey have admitted to never testing their

Three individuals acquitted as Serious Fraud Office confirms DPA with Sarclad Ltd

Michael Sorby, Adrian Leek and David Justice have been acquitted of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to bribe.

IDIS DC-C4212RX micro dome camera “ideal” for high-end security projects

The DC-C4212RX 2 MP micro dome camera is the latest addition to the DirectIP line-up from surveillance specialist

H.265 support on offer for end users with Wavestore’s latest VMS release

Wavestore continues to make incremental improvements to its Video Management Software (VMS) with the introduction

Cyber strategy update from NCSC details how UK intelligence thwarts attacks

A scam designed to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake e-mail address spoofing a UK airport was one of a

Security2Live digital safety skills initiative launched in bid to impact cyber crime

An international initiative orchestrated to provide digital safety skills has been launched by founder Sarb Sembhi

Prestigious FSA Fire and Security Industry Awards now open for 2019 nominations

The fire, emergency and security systems industry is being urged to nominate outstanding individuals who have

£10 million investment underpins new Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre

Efforts to uncover the true scale of modern slavery, expose more trafficking networks and better inform action

LogMeIn study finds 92% of businesses experiencing significant identity challenges

LastPass by LogMeIn has announced the results of a new study conducted by Vanson Bourne to offer businesses

Aon opts for Evolution in bid to showcase excellence in security systems provision

Aon, the global professional services firm, is benefiting from the expertise and technical know-how of fire and

Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on

Criminals to face fresh crackdown in Government’s fight against dirty money

The Economic Crime Plan draws together actions designed to overhaul the Government’s approach to tackling

2019 British Security Awards winners unveiled by British Security Industry Association

The national winners of the British Security Awards 2019 have been announced. Organised by the British Security

BNP Paribas banks on Corps Security for integrated partnership

Corps Security has won a three-plus-two-year contract to provide security services for French international bank

‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management

Information Commissioner points towards “unprecedented year” for ICO in 2018-2019 Annual Report

The public has woken up to the potential of their personal data, the Information Commissioner has said on

Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Enacting Proactive Risk Management

In the highly regulated industries of finance, healthcare and energy, a focus on governance, risk and compliance

Axis Security’s Mercury Shopping Centre Team wins ‘Security Team of the Year’

Axis Security’s team of officers based at The Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford has been awarded ‘Security Team of

“Use of Artificial Intelligence for fraud detection set to triple by 2021” asserts SAS

While only 13% of organisations use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect and deter fraud,

Crowdguard commences deployment of award-winning HVM technology across UK

Crowdguard is now deploying the British-manufactured Surface Guard hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) product from

Crowe report highlights staggering £130 billion annual cost of fraud in UK plc

Fraud is costing businesses and individuals in the UK £130 billion each year. The Financial Cost of Fraud Report

BlackBerry introduces 24×7 threat hunting solution with CylanceGUARD launch

BlackBerry Limited has developed CylanceGUARD, a managed detection and response solution that leverages BlackBerry

Human Rights groups seek to build on historic surveillance judgement in fresh Grand Chamber appeal

Following last year’s victory in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the UK’s historic

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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Two-thirds of UK companies admit to never testing physical security measures

Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies who took part in a recent survey have admitted to never testing their physical security. That’s according to ‘Setting the Standard for Security’, a report produced by physical security solutions expert Jacksons Fencing....
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Opinion

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Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on the rise, with 60% of law firms reported to have suffered an information security incident during 2018. In 2017 alone, no less than £11 million of clients’...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019

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Blocking DDoS Attacks: Cutting Down on Response Times Using Automation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be catastrophic, but the right knowledge and tactics will drastically improve the host organisation’s chances of successfully mitigating such episodes. Here, Adrian Taylor explores the five ways in which automation can...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Enterprise Security Risk Management: A Security Programme Maturity Model

As one of its stated strategic initiatives, ASIS International has been actively involved in promoting the adoption of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). ESRM is a strategic security programme management approach that ties an organisation’s security practice to its...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019

Technology

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IDIS DC-C4212RX micro dome camera “ideal” for high-end security projects

The DC-C4212RX 2 MP micro dome camera is the latest addition to the DirectIP line-up from surveillance specialist IDIS. The compact design of the camera makes it the “best choice” for understated and less noticeable installation. Indeed, the neat aesthetics are said...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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H.265 support on offer for end users with Wavestore’s latest VMS release

Wavestore continues to make incremental improvements to its Video Management Software (VMS) with the introduction of v6.16. The latest version of the company’s open platform and highly secure Linux-based VMS includes support for H.265 compression. As a result, customers are now...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019

Training and Careers

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Skillsoft Survey finds compliance and Health and Safety teams “struggle” with lack of automation

A new study from Skillsoft has found that Health and Safety teams are struggling with time-intensive manual processes to track employee training along with a lack of automation for delivering that training. A failure to automate operations with technology means these teams have...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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ARC Training International focuses on oil and gas sector security training

There are few industries that require an in-depth understanding of security management as much as the oil and gas sector. Personal safety aside, the risks of theft, terrorism, environmental damage and reputational impact are some very real problems which can have devastating...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019

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Cyber strategy update from NCSC details how UK intelligence thwarts attacks

A scam designed to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake e-mail address spoofing a UK airport was one of a wide range of cyber attacks successfully prevented by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a new report has revealed. That criminal campaign is just one Case...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Security2Live digital safety skills initiative launched in bid to impact cyber crime

An international initiative orchestrated to provide digital safety skills has been launched by founder Sarb Sembhi CISM (CTO and CISO at Virtually Informed, the provider of online security information and courses) with the backing of founding partners Layer8, OutThink and Urban...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019