The BSIA has announced the national winners of the 2015 Security Personnel Awards
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Security personnel praised for “dedication to the industry” at BSIA’s Annual Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) announced the national winners of this year’s Security Personnel Awards during a special event held at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane which was attended by many invited guests including Risk UK’s Editor Brian Sims and...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
Amendments are forecast for police response to intruder alarms
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Changes afoot as National Police Chiefs’ Council looks to amend 2014 ACPO Response Policy

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is in the process of issuing a new policy on police response entitled Police Requirements and Response to Security Systems. The all-new NPCC policy is designed to replace the ACPO Security Systems Policy last updated in April 2014....
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
The Government has launched a new consultation on the crime of copyright theft
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Online criminals set to face tougher penalties for commercial-scale copyright theft

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from two to ten years’ imprisonment. Proposals set out in the new consultation will bring the penalties for online offences into line with...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
pr EN16763 is under the microscope at Euralarm
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Euralarm kick-starts Stakeholder Group for European Services Standard prEN 16763

Back in 2011, Euralarm initiated the development of the first European Standard concerning the quality levels of services for electronic fire safety and security systems. This EN Standard, commonly known as prEN 16763, is now in the enquiry phase after long and intensive...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
The Conservative Government has established a new Commission to assess the present Freedom of Information Act
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Cabinet Office focuses on Commission to review Freedom of Information Act

Lord Bridges, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, has laid a written statement before Parliament detailing the new Commission formed to evaluate the present Freedom of Information Act 2000. A cross-party Commission has been established by the Conservative...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
Cyber risk tops the list of concerns for UK insurers
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“Cyber risk is Number One concern for UK insurers” outlines new CSFI/PwC Survey

According to the annual ‘Banana Skins’ survey of perceived risks to the sector conducted by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation* (CSFI) and PwC, cyber risk tops the list of concerns for UK insurers. The UK’s insurance industry shares the global concern about...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
Professor Michael Clarke (director general at RUSI) outlines the findings of the Independent Surveillance Review Panel
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Independent Surveillance Review calls for “fresh start” to the law on interception of communications

Following on from 12 months of thorough investigation and consultation, the Independent Surveillance Review has now delivered its conclusions to Prime Minister David Cameron in the form of a report entitled: ‘A Democratic Licence to Operate’ which duly states that a new and...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
The Security Institute is always looking to develop the skills and knowledge base of practising security professionals
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Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management introduced by The Security Institute

In conjunction with its established learning development partner Perpetuity Training, The Security Institute is now set to introduce a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management via the distance learning route. The new Diploma is targeted at Master’s Degree level and...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015