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BDO FraudTrack: “Total value of fraud more than doubles to reach highest level since 2011”

The latest BDO FraudTrack report shows that the total value of reported fraud in 2015 was £1.5 billion, representing an increase of 110% from the previous year and the highest value recorded since 2011. The FraudTrack report, which examines reported fraud episodes over £50,000 in...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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“40% of UK ransomware victims have paid to recover their documents” reveals Bitdefender study

By way of its latest market survey, Bitdefender has discovered that 44% of all ransomware victims in the UK have paid to regain access to their data, with the company predicting this number to rise in the years ahead. No less than 39% of victims found it either probable or very...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Deloitte CPO Survey: “Is procurement now at a digital tipping point?”

Rising risk levels and a skills shortage are among procurement leaders’ main concerns at present. That’s according to Deloitte’s Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Survey. No less than 45% of CPOs questioned for the study report a rise in procurement-related risk as a...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Leading companies confirmed for new Physical Perimeter Security Zone at IFSEC International 2016

IFSEC International’s dedicated Physical Perimeter Security Zone will play a major role in this year’s exhibition as many leading suppliers within the sector have already confirmed to participate in the show, which runs at London’s ExCeL from 21-23 June. More...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May launches Joint Fraud Task Force in conjunction with National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a new Task Force designed to crack down on fraud in the UK, at the same time stating that “fraud shames our financial system”. The Joint Fraud Task Force will comprise key representatives from Government, law enforcement and the banking...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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“Second London’s Air Ambulance now operational in the capital” states charity partner CIS Security

CIS Security has announced that a second London’s Air Ambulance emergency medical helicopter is now operational in the capital thanks to generous contributions made to the charity from both members of the public and organisations. CIS Security announced its partnership with the...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to remain Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner for further 12 months

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Royal Approval to extend the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s appointment until September 2017 following recommendations tabled by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Former chief constable of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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BSIA’s Information Destruction Section supports ICO’s introduction of data protection self-assessment tool

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section have welcomed a new self-assessment tool on data protection launched by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The self-assessment tool helps smaller and medium-sized...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Bloomberg’s 2016 survey places Securitas in Top 400 list of UK’s best employers

Security solutions specialist Securitas has been ranked among the UK’s Top 400 employers following an independent survey carried out on behalf of Bloomberg, the global business and financial information news leader. The detailed survey was conducted last October by Statista for...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016