Jack Zahran: president at Pinkerton
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Acquisition of Seccredo AB boosts Pinkerton’s business operations in Northern Europe

Pinkerton – the global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster right across the UK – has boosted its operations in Northern Europe with the acquisition of security consulting services...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Cyber security workforce shortage forecast to grow worldwide to 1.8 million by 2022

New research conducted by the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education – part of its eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) sponsored by (ISC)² and Booz Allen Hamilton – suggests a serious talent shortage looms in the information security workforce....
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Mayor Sadiq Khan’s budget confirms additional £27 million funding for policing in London

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has recently confirmed that he’s increasing his funding of policing in the capital by £27.8 million this year to attain a total figure of £621.6 million. The Mayor made this announcement just as his first budget was being considered for...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
Poppy Jaman
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Matters of the Mind

Mental ill-health in the workplace is a growing issue, with Office for National Statistics figures stating that one-in-six working age adults experience depression, anxiety or stress-related issues at any one time. Now, Mental Health First Aid England’s Poppy Jaman is calling on...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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BIFM incorporates Building Information Modelling within FM Professional Standards

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has now incorporated Building Information Modelling (BIM) into the Facilities Management Professional Standards to reflect the growing impact it has on the working practices of FM professionals. The addition follows a BIFM...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Security Matters

At the same time as the UK Government appoints a new ambassador to lead Brexit negotiations from Brussels, a Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Briefing Paper has been published that maps out the threats and opportunities to British security and foreign policy as negotiation...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Axis Security awarded contract for guarding services at London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral

Axis Security, the provider of bespoke security services, was recently awarded the prestigious contract to provide security guarding services to St Paul’s Cathedral, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. While St Paul’s Cathedral is, as stated, one of the most famous and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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Europol supports joint investigation targeting international human trafficking crime gang

As a result of co-ordinated and joint operational activities, authorities from Slovakia and the UK – supported by both Europol and Eurojust – have actively dismantled an organised criminal group involved in trafficking Slovak victims for the purposes of sham marriages...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
Peter Webster
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SIA Regulation: A Meeting of Minds

As the key driver behind regulation in the private security sector, and with its new licensing system now up-and-running, the Security Industry Authority is presently under the spotlight like never before. Peter Webster recently met with Alan Clamp, the SIA’s CEO, to discuss in...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017