Dr Sandra BellIan Livsey: CEO at the IRM

Intruder Detection: Texecom Cloud for Alarm System Portfolios

Texecom has recently launched an advanced Cloud-based platform, Texecom Cloud, that gives security installers the

Access Control: GARDiS in the Cloud

Using the Cloud for physical security began with Video-as-a-Service solutions. That showed the benefits of

Perimeter Protection: Security Fencing for Kao’s CNI Data Centre

Kao London One is one of the UK’s most advanced Data Centres, writes Cris Francis. Situated at the centre of the

Critical Communications: Using Social Media in a Crisis

From terrorist attacks to major cyber breaches, the world suddenly seems to be more dangerous. On top of concerns

Security Guarding: The ‘Customer First’ Approach

Security officers are often the most visible individuals in your building and likely to be the first point of

Building Customer Trust: Cyber Security in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about the

Resilient Organisations Make Hay When The Sun Shines

Supply chain risk is often thought of only in terms of how the failure of such chains could disrupt a given

Key-Centric Access Management: Providing the Highest Possible Levels of Security

The challenge of securing public buildings, which are particularly vulnerable to terrorism or vandalism and where

Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas identified by LodgIC Intelligence Centre

This Christmas, the risk posed to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before. According to the

Grade 3 intruder detection alarm systems ‘standard’ for all Inner Range products

Inner Range’s access control products all include intruder detection systems certified as Grade 3 according

National Crime Agency plays key role in UK being judged “world-leader” in illicit finance fight

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is pleased to have played a significant role in the UK being judged

Home Secretary opens bidding process to run Youth Endowment Fund aimed at tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has launched the bidding process to choose an organisation or consortium that will run

TDSi brings GARDiS access management software to market for end users

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has announced the launch of its new GARDiS access management software. The

UBM announces Converged Security Centre’s return to IFSEC International in 2019

Developed in partnership with global enterprise security software leader Vidsys and proving hugely popular this

“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts

Popular Thought Leadership Summit returns to UK OSPAs line-up in February 2019

On Thursday 28 February, attending professionals from the UK’s security business sector will once again be

Risk Xtra December 2018

News Update. News Analysis: Intelligence and Security Committee Report on Terror Attacks in the UK in 2017.

British Security Industry Association unveils plans for 2019 British Security Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched the British Security Awards for 2019. With the

Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that

EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro

British Standard for private investigators revised to help distinguish professionals from rogue operators

BSI has revised BS 102000, the business standards company’s Code of Practice for the Provision of

FIA launches Access to Foundation course focused on fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is has launched a new fire detection and alarm training course. Access to

Webinar on Digitalisation: ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution for Risk Management’

Cyber attacks and data breaches are among the foremost threats facing any business. Indeed, the mainstream news is

ICO issues first fines to organisations for non-payment of data protection fees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first fines for non-payment of the data protection

BSI publishes European technical specification focused on crisis management

BSI, the business standards company, has published a new European technical specification, PD CEN/TS 17091:2018

Security & Fire Management News

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Major criminal threats to retailers at Christmas identified by LodgIC Intelligence Centre

This Christmas, the risk posed to retailers’ margins from theft is greater than ever before. According to the LodgIC Intelligence Centre, the escalated threat results from three factors: increased activity by organised criminal gangs, reduced security staffing resulting from the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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National Crime Agency plays key role in UK being judged “world-leader” in illicit finance fight

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is pleased to have played a significant role in the UK being judged “world-leading” in the fight against illicit finance. The UK was awarded the ‘excellent’ rating by the Financial Action Task Force – the global...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018

Opinion

Dr Sandra Bell
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Resilient Organisations Make Hay When The Sun Shines

Supply chain risk is often thought of only in terms of how the failure of such chains could disrupt a given organisation’s day-to-day operations. In the modern and interconnected world, localised operational disruptions, often caused by relatively mundane incidents such as...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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Meeting the Requirements of the GDPR: Going Beyond Digital

Since the European Union’s inception of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, a strong emphasis has been placed on the digital security of organisations. However, should organisations be neglecting the paper-based documents upon which so many departments...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018

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Building Customer Trust: Cyber Security in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about the security performance of their businesses. In fact, the National Association of Corporate Directors has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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Key-Centric Access Management: Providing the Highest Possible Levels of Security

The challenge of securing public buildings, which are particularly vulnerable to terrorism or vandalism and where access is required by a variety of people, has arguably never been greater than it is today, asserts Nick Dooley. Businesses need their property, assets, staff,...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018

Technology

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Grade 3 intruder detection alarm systems ‘standard’ for all Inner Range products

Inner Range’s access control products all include intruder detection systems certified as Grade 3 according to European Standard EN 50131-1. The grading system reflects how skilled and prepared intruders might be. Grade 3 (on an ascending risk scale from 1 to 4) assumes...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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TDSi brings GARDiS access management software to market for end users

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has announced the launch of its new GARDiS access management software. The powerful solution is available for free download to registered users directly from the TDSi website. The GARDiS software is a new user-friendly solution which improves...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018

Training and Careers

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FIA launches Access to Foundation course focused on fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is has launched a new fire detection and alarm training course. Access to Foundation, which is now available to book under the Training tab on the FIA’s website, is specifically aimed at individuals who may wish to do some additional...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Enrolments now open for IRM’s all-new Digital Risk Management Certificate

Enrolments are now open for the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) new Digital Risk Management Certificate. Awarded by the IRM and developed in tandem with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick in addition to the same university’s...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018

Cyber

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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
Peter Groucutt
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Databarracks survey shows 60% of organisations have not evaluated continuity risks across cloud services in over 12 months

Despite sensitive data being increasingly moved to the cloud, extensive research recently carried out by business continuity and disaster recovery solutions provider Databarracks reveals that over 60% of organisations have not evaluated the continuity risks for their cloud...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018