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Marks & Spencer works with FOUR Group in bid to upgrade Distribution Centre surveillance regime

Retailer Marks & Spencer has upgraded to an effective and efficient CCTV system that adheres to the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice. The company needed to upgrade the CCTV system at its major distribution centre located in Bradford. The business wanted a scheme that was...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Businesses need to “get real” about cyber security warns the Institute of Directors

Businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned, with under a third (28%) of cyber attacks being reported to the police. In a new report entitled Cyber Security: Underpinning The Digital Economy, which is supported by...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Amthal launches debate on commercial building fire and security issues by publishing White Paper

Amthal Fire & Security has launched a new White Paper considering fire and security measures in commercial applications. The White Paper, which focuses on security in commercial applications, looks at issues faced by commercial owners, including employee theft, property and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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BSIA to run free ‘Controlling Risks and Liabilities with Access Control’ event in Birmingham

On Tuesday 12 April at Villa Park in Birmingham, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is running a free one-day security event. This event is being organised on behalf of the BSIA’s Access and Asset Protection Section under the banner ‘Controlling Risks and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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G4S publishes financial results in wake of “strategic and operational transformation” during 2015

G4S has just published its latest set of financials covering the whole of 2015. CEO Ashley Almanza said: “During 2015, we made substantial progress with the strategic and operational transformation of the business.” New contract sales with a total value of £2.4 billion...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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“8,000 reports of phishing scams received every month” states Action Fraud

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (which are both run by the City of London Police) shows that, increasingly, fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January-December 2015), the Fraud and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Obituary: John Haddon (Director of Arup Resilience, Security and Risk)

It is with very great sadness Risk UK brings you the news that John Haddon, director and global leader of Arup’s Resilience, Security and Risk practice, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday 20 February having just returned from a holiday in Venice with his wife, Gill. John...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Majority of CCTV systems “leave organisations open to cyber attack” reports new Cloudview study

Cloud-based video surveillance specialist Cloudview has just published the results of new research showing that, while the majority of CCTV systems may protect an organisation’s physical assets, they also provide an open door to cyber attackers. The research – carried out...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Securitas encourages diversity with celebration to mark International Women’s Day 2016

As part of the organisation’s key focus on creating a greater and more diverse workforce, Securitas has held its first ‘Women in Security’ celebrations at its new Operations Centre in Milton Keynes. The event, which was held on Tuesday 8 March to mark International Women’s...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Home Secretary announces reforms to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The Home Secretary has announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will be reformed and renamed to improve efficiencies, drive more effective governance and make it more responsive to the public. Theresa May has concluded that the IPCC’s existing governance...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016