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Johnson Controls and Tyco enter into “definitive merger agreement” in bid to create “integrated solutions and technology leader”

Johnson Controls and Tyco have entered into a “definitive merger agreement” under which Johnson Controls, the global multi-industrial company, will combine with Tyco (the global fire and security solutions provider) to create “the leader in building products and...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
James Kelly: CEO of the BSIA
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BSIA to serve as member of Challenge Group tasked with reviewing the Security Industry Authority

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has accepted an invitation from the Home Office to become a member of the Challenge Group that will help in steering the direction of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) review process which began on Monday 11 January 2016. The...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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“Support for victims of crime at risk due to funding delay” warns Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Delays to Government funding around support for the victims of crime could lead to the loss of valuable services, elected Police and Crime Commissioners have warned. With many contracts coming to an end in March, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are now calling upon the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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Government and ABI welcome proposed IFT measures designed to tackle insurance fraud

Harriett Baldwin (Economic Secretary to the Treasury) and Minister of State for Justice Lord Faulks have welcomed a series of recommendations by the Insurance Fraud Task Force (IFT) that will assist in tackling insurance fraud, reducing costs and protecting the interests of...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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De Montfort University report promotes joined-up working on threat posed by high risk criminals operating across Europe

The Home Office has welcomed the publication of a detailed UK-led report examining what more can be done at an EU level to address the ongoing threat posed by serious offenders travelling across Europe. The SOMEC (Serious Offending by Mobile European Criminals) Project report,...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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Europol launches European Counter-Terrorism Centre to strengthen EU’s response against attack episodes

Europe is currently facing the most significant terrorist threat the region has experienced in over a decade. The incidents in Paris on 13 November 2015 indicate a shift towards a clear international dimension of Islamic State to carry out special forces-style attacks in the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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PwC builds identity and access management capability with acquisition of Praxism UK

PwC is strengthening its fast-growing cyber security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management. Praxism is renowned for solutions designed to effectively tackle the staff, customer and consumer identity...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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“Quality of corporate governance in UK plc remains high” according to latest FRC report

The overall quality of corporate governance in the UK remains high according to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) document entitled: ‘Developments in Corporate Governance and Stewardship 2015’. There has been a slight dip in strict compliance with the UK...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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More executives state responsibility for data security should reside outside of IT

Many UK businesses are confused about who should manage data security procedures, leaving them at potential risk from escalating cyber attacks. This is according to a new report entitled ‘The Data Security and Risk Management Review’ and sponsored by managed service provider...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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“Disproportionate” criminal records disclosure scheme “declared unlawful” after challenge by Liberty

The High Court has declared the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme “incompatible” with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act following a stern challenge by campaigning group Liberty. The judgement relates to the rule that anyone who has more than one...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016