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Showsec agrees four-year deal with Silverstone on event security management

Showsec is now in pole position to develop a long-term partnership with one of the UK’s iconic sporting venues after securing a new four-year contract with the management team at the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire. The crowd management and event security...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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KSS Keyholding Ltd fined for supplying unlicensed security officers in wake of SIA investigation

On Thursday 28 January 2016, Kevin Jones and Karl Francis of KSS Keyholding Ltd pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers at a school in Shrewsbury and were duly sentenced at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) and West Mercia Police...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Action Fraud issues warning to business community following serious rise in reports of CEO fraud

Action Fraud is warning businesses to be on high alert after increasing reports about financial losses arising from CEO fraud. A recent document issued by the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) shows that over £32 million has been reported as lost...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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“Physical security poses growing concern for organisations” observes latest BCI Horizon Scan

Physical security is now perceived as a growing concern for business continuity professionals. That’s according to the findings of the fifth annual Horizon Scan Report published by the Business Continuity Institute in association with the British Standards Institution...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Intelligence and Security Committee issues damning verdict on Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has now published its detailed assessment report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, with the latter representing the first major piece of legislation governing the security and intelligence agencies’ powers in over...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Advanced 365 highlights Top Five factors to consider when outsourcing security

Almost two-thirds of today’s organisations are considering outsourcing all or at least part of their security operations in light of growing and diversifying cyber security threats. That’s the clear message from a survey of 300 IT decision-makers sponsored by...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Rachel Webb of Mitie TSM
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Mitie appoints Rachel Webb as new security assurance manager for TSM business

Mitie, the specialist facilities management company, has appointed Rachel Webb as security assurance manager for its Total Security Management (TSM) business division. Armed with over 15 years’ experience across both military and UK Government intelligence roles, Webb will now...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Honeywell enters into “definitive agreement” to acquire security solutions specialist Xtralis

Honeywell has entered into a “definitive agreement” to acquire Xtralis (the provider of advanced perimeter security and aspirating smoke detection systems) for $480 million from funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital Partners. Xtralis’ aspirating smoke...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are very much here to stay” asserts Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has moved to spell out the achievements of “the pioneering first generation” of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to date, and also discuss how this specialist role could be further developed in the future. The Home Secretary told an audience of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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BRC Retail Crime Survey: “Cost of theft for retailers at highest level since records began”

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) latest Retail Crime Survey report reveals stark new figures showing that the total cost of crime to the retail sector across 2014-2015 was a massive £613 million. This figure represents a 2% increase on the previous year, and is the...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016