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UK Government announces further measures to boost cyber security defences in the UK

On Friday 12 December, Francis Maude – Minister for the Cabinet Office – hosted an event at the Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in central London marking the third anniversary of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy. On the day, Maude unveiled several...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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City of London Police targets the Christmas counterfeiters in planned raids

Detectives from the City of London Police’s dedicated Intellectual Property Crime Unit have arrested three individuals in morning raids and seized more than 1,500 suspected fake goods as part of a crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold online in the lead-up to Christmas. The...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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Alex Carmichael appointed CEO at the SSAIB

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2014, has appointed its next CEO. Alex Carmichael – presently director of technical services and exports at the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – will be taking...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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RUSI set to launch Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the creation of a new Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. The Centre will focus on the fields of financial crime, threat finance and financial intelligence. Organised crime costs the United Kingdom no less than...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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MPs unite behind counter-terror legislation amendment opposing Temporary Exclusion Orders

Following the introduction of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill by Home Secretary Theresa May, a cross-party amendment has now been tabled opposing the Government’s proposed Temporary Exclusion Orders. According to fundamental rights and freedoms concern Liberty, Temporary...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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ONVIF launches education and enforcement programme to ensure product conformance

ONVIF – the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products – is set to unveil a proactive education and enforcement campaign designed to ensure that all claims of ONVIF conformance by the manufacturers of IP-based physical security products are...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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Showsec heroine Cherice Wallen saves young boy’s life in Manchester

Cherice Wallen – a member of Showsec’s Christmas Market team – has been hailed a life-saving heroine for preventing a young boy from choking to death in Manchester. Wallen responded swiftly and decisively to a medical emergency in the city centre by administering crucial First...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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City directors sentenced to 28 years behind bars for £23 million green biofuel fraud

Three men have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court as a result of the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation and prosecution of Sustainable Growth Group (‘SGG’) including its subsidiary companies Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (‘SAE’) and Sustainable Wealth (UK) Investments L...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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AMG Systems awarded major development grant as part of High Performance Technologies R&D Investment Programme

AMG Systems – a leading provider of transmission technology – is one of the first companies to be awarded a grant as part of the High Performance Technologies (HPT) R&D Investment Programme under a joint LEP initiative led by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014
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How can retailers avoid false alarms this Christmas?

During the festive season it’s vital that retailers protect themselves against increasing cases of theft while ensuring their customer base has an enjoyable shopping experience without the inconvenience of false security alarms. Brian Sims offers some top tips to ensure it’s only...
Posted On 16 Dec 2014