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Fire Protection Association announces return of LPC Training brand to UK’s security market

The Fire Protection Association (FPA), the national fire safety organisation which delivers over 250 training courses annually across the UK, has announced that it’s re-establishing the insurer-backed LPC Training brand as a response to increasing numbers of enquiries for...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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Huge illegal firearms seizure realised by joint NCA and National Counter-Terrorism Policing operation

Over 800 potentially lethal weapons have been seized and 282 suspects arrested during a month-long operation aimed at preventing criminals and terrorists from gaining access to illegal firearms. As part of an intensive initiative led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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Former HBOS manager and associates jailed for involvement in fraud and corruption

A senior banker, a financial consultant and their associates who conspired to enrich themselves, driving businesses into the ground in the process, have been jailed for almost 50 years after being convicted of corruption, fraudulent trading and money laundering. The scheme, led...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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BS 9999 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings revised by BSI

BS 9999:2017 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Buildings – Code of Practice has been updated by the British Standards Institution. The revised standard is intended to outline good practice in order to safeguard the lives of building occupants and firefighters...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
Tony Porter
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s contract extended by Home Office

The Home Office has extended Tony Porter’s contract as Surveillance Camera Commissioner for a further three years. Porter, who previously held roles in business and law enforcement, including as temporary assistant chief constable at Greater Manchester Police and vice-president...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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2017 Thales Data Threat Report: “Security spending decisions leave sensitive data vulnerable”

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cyber security and data security, has just announced the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. The study shows that 68% of respondents have experienced a breach, with...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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UK must not forget “soft underbelly” of the public when confronted by cyber attacks

A specialist academic at Buckinghamshire New University has warned that the general public are the “soft underbelly” in terms of UK cyber protection and need to be better educated on the subject of online threats. Philip Wood MBE (Head of the School for Management and...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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ECA/CIBSE/SELECT Survey finds clients “unprepared” for ‘Smart Buildings’ revolution

Four in every ten building clients questioned for a new survey orchestrated by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT claim to be “unfamiliar” with the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017