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UKTI’s Defence and Security Organisation publishes detailed set of export figures for 2015

UK defence export performance data is based on information provided by hundreds of UK companies to the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) via a voluntary survey. This is complemented by open source reporting of defence export contracts of other...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Women in Security Awards 2016: Security Industry Authority issues Call for Nominations

The Women in Security Awards were initiated back in 2013 to celebrate and recognise the accomplishments and contributions realised by females working within the private security business sector and, indeed, the wider security community. The Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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“Control Room Technologies and Services market to reach $7.6 billion by 2020” states IHS Markit

The Command and Control Room and public safety answering point (PSAP) market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7.1% from $5.4 billion in 2015 to reach $7.6 billion in 2020. That’s according to IHS Markit, the specialist in critical information,...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Vera Baird QC appointed chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Vera Baird QC, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria, has been elected as the first female chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). First elected as PCC in 2012 and with an increased majority in 2016, Labour PCC Baird takes over from...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Ever-rising use of drones underpins new feature at the 2016 Emergency Services Show

There will be a real buzz in the air at this year’s Emergency Services Show thanks to a new feature dedicated to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (otherwise known as UAVs or drones). Broden Media (organiser of the event, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 21-22 September)...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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“Significant and lifelong contributions” to the security sector recognised by BSIA Chairman’s Awards

Individuals and teams have been presented with prestigious British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Chairman’s Awards to celebrate the significant contributions they’ve made towards the ongoing success of the UK’s private security business sector. Personally selected by...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Criminals using 3D printing technology “present growing threat” to global shipping sector

While 3D printing has existed since the 1980s, advances in technology mean that the process now costs just hundreds of pounds rather than hundreds of thousands of pounds. Unfortunately, this puts it within reach of cargo thieves. Indeed, over the past few years, law enforcement...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Government introduces support for communities in united drive against hate crime

New Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to stand united against those who use hate in an attempt to divide us. Launching the Government’s all-new Hate Crime Action Plan, Rudd urged more victims of hate crime to come forward such that the full...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Law enforcement and IT security companies join forces in bid to fight ransomware threat

The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch a new initiative designed to fight the cyber criminals. Entitled ‘No More Ransom’, this is a step forward in the co-operation between law enforcement and the private...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Advocate General: “Lack of safeguards in Government surveillance law breaches people’s fundamental rights”

Powers allowing the police service and public bodies alike to grant themselves access to people’s communications data with no external oversight of that process or the need for suspicion of serious criminality in order to do so breach Human Rights law. That’s the conclusion...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016