Tina Chittenden
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Personnel Security and Safety in the Winter

As ever, the British weather has been markedly changeable of late. Summery one moment and autumnal the next, but with the autumn equinox now come and gone, the night’s are drawing in and the height of winter is almost upon us. Our winters are generally unpredictable, but proper...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
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Nuclear resurgence demands secure asset protection

Confirmation of £6 billion worth of Chinese investment for Hinkley Point C should finally trigger Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation – and with it the need for intelligent and integrated security systems, as Chris Plimley explains. We’re still awaiting the ultimate...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
Peter Webster
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PTSD: Bringing Hidden Illness into Focus

Peter Webster looks at the growing problem of mental ill-health among some ex-Armed Forces personnel and examines why this issue impacts directly upon the private security sector. The problem of mental ill-health among ex-Armed Forces personnel is particularly acute. Indeed, the...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Joining Forces

The Conservative Party has unveiled bold plans to invest a substantial £5 million in building a national network of grassroots organisations that will challenge all forms of extremist ideology. In fact, the announcement was made immediately prior to publication of t...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
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Data sharing initiative enables positive action on 30,000 cyber crime threats

The details of more than 30,000 individual cyber crime threats have been shared with Internet hosting companies as part of a programme of industry engagement carried out by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and CERT-UK, the UK’s Computer Emergency Response Team. Customised threat...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
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Third party certification scheme launched to support UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales at the Home Office, has launched a third party certification scheme wherein that certification is said to be “simple, accessible and affordable”. In essence, the new scheme enables organisations...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
Jonathan Levine: CEO of the Axis Group of Companies
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Leadership team completes management buy-out of the Axis Group of Companies

Senior executives of the Axis Group of Companies, led by group CEO Jonathan Levine, have completed a management buy-out (MBO) of the business from the private equity firm Sovereign Capital. Along with Simon Giles (group finance director), David Mundell (managing director of Axis...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
The ISO's headquarters in Geneva
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ISO standards look towards improving public alerts in emergency situations

People at risk – be it from natural disasters, terrorist attack or other incidents in daily life – need to be able to take appropriate safety actions based on a proper understanding of the level and nature of the emergency. Two new ISO standards will help...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015