Tony Porter: the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches survey on Code of Practice

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter has launched a survey designed to review the operation and impact of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The Government’s response to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice consultation back in 2013 said that the...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
The Government is facing a challenge from Liberty around the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act
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High Court to hear Liberty’s legal challenge on Government’s “emergency” surveillance law

Liberty’s legal challenge to the UK Government’s surveillance law – on behalf of MPs David Davis and Tom Watson – is being heard by the High Court on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June. Liberty will argue on Davis and Watson’s behalf that the Data Retention and...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
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Government urges businesses to take action as cyber security breaches double

The average cost of the most severe online security breach for big business now starts at a staggering £1.46 million – up from £600,000 in 2014. That’s according to UK Government research findings issued to raise awareness of the growing cyber threat.  The Information...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
CCTV solutions for end users
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Vanderbilt completes acquisition of Security Products business from Siemens

Vanderbilt Industries has now completed the acquisition of Security Products from Siemens, the deal having been announced last September. The purchase fits with Vanderbilt’s strategic expansion plans. The new operation will be headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany with Joe Grillo...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
Steve Lampett
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BSIA appoints Steve Lampett to the role of Technical Officer

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the appointment of Steve Lampett as the organisation’s new Technical Officer. Joining the Association on Monday 1 June, Lampett brings with him a wealth of experience gained in the security sector having fulfilled...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
David Gill CSyP: CEO at the Linx International Group
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“Why we acquired Tavcom Training”: Risk UK Q&A with Linx International Group CEO David Gill

Linx International Group’s recent acquisition of a majority shareholding in UK-based Tavcom Training (a leading provider of accredited security systems training) has further bolstered the Group’s profile as a global training brand. Here, David Gill CSyP (CEO of Linx International...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015