Simon Chapman
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Resolving Risks of Theft, Waste and Inefficiency

How do you identify the ‘unknown unknowns’ when looking to root out avoidable losses and risks for the host organisation? In the words of Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defence: “There are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know, but...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
Helen Down
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Lone Working and the Importance of Training

News stories regularly point towards a lack of training as a contributing or sole factor for serious workplace injuries and fatalities. Just last month, an incident was reported of a lone worker being crushed by a falling vehicle. Aside from the lack of a proper risk assessment,...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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“Scams and online attacks drive increase in financial fraud” reports Financial Fraud Action UK

Financial fraud in the first half of 2016 increased by a quarter to total a staggering £399.5 million, enabled by scams and online attacks. That’s according to new figures published by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK). The good news is that banks’ security systems have...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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BSI moves to acquire UK cyber security and assurance expert Info-Assure Ltd

BSI, the business standards company, has announced the acquisition of Info-Assure Ltd*, a leading provider of cyber security and information assurance to clients in the Government, defence, policing, banking, retail and energy sectors. Info-Assure Ltd will now become an operating...
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“Hundreds of bank accounts used to launder profits of cyber theft” reports National Crime Agency

Two individuals responsible for laundering millions of pounds stolen using the malicious software Dridex have been sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison following a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police Service. Over a two-year period,...
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Procurement fraud conspirators ordered to compensate National Health Service

Two National Health Service (NHS) managers who masterminded a five-year procurement fraud against the former North West Strategic Health Authority have been ordered by the presiding Judge at Manchester Crown Court to pay every penny of their realisable assets to the NHS in...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
Phil Bentley
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Phil Bentley set to succeed Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE as CEO at Mitie Group plc

Mitie Group plc, the facilities management company, has provided an update on its CEO succession plans. Late last year, at the request of current CEO Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, the Board commenced a detailed review of its succession plan for the role of CEO. External advisors were...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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G4S and Digital Barriers announce strategic technology partnership for event security

G4S has entered into a strategic partnership with technology specialist Digital Barriers which will see G4S deploy the company’s ThruVis solution at major UK events in order to protect against the threat from concealed weapons and explosives. G4S will use ThruVis to provide...
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Two-in-five professionals say life safety industry “not equipped” to tackle future demands of ‘Smart Cities’

According to the results of new research published by fire safety and emergency lighting specialist Hochiki Europe, 39% of respondents believe the life safety industry isn’t equipped to adapt to the technological demands of the burgeoning ‘Smart City’ movement....
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
Anthony King: CEO at Kings Security
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Kings Security urges business sector to step up role in assisting crime prevention

The security business sector increasingly needs to assist and support law enforcement if crime is to be effectively tackled. This was the message imparted by Anthony King, CEO of Kings Security, at the company’s annual Insight and Innovation Day. The event, held at the...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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