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Security Industry Authority issues tender for new supplier of online licensing system

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has issued a tender for a new service provider to take over the support of STeP, the private security industry Regulator’s online licensing system. The tender was issued on 14 June in accordance with Government procurement rules, as the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Banking Protocol’s introduction prevents £25 million in fraud and leads to 197 arrests

Figures published by UK Finance have revealed that £24.7 million of fraud has been prevented and 197 arrests made thanks to the introduction of the Banking Protocol, a ground-breaking scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming addresses NATO on benefits of collective security

During his visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday 19 June, GCHQ’s director Jeremy Fleming talked about countering global threats, the importance of European partnerships and the benefits of collective security. After meeting with the NATO secretary general Jens...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Joint Cifas-Forensic Pathways report reveals where personal data is compromised online

A collaborative report issued by Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, and Forensic Pathways (an internationally recognised organisation operating at the forefront of digital forensics) highlights that, alongside The Dark Web, The Surface Web plays an integral role in the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Big Brother Watch accuses HMRC of creating “biometric ID cards by the back door”

According to Big Brother Watch, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected 5.1 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent. Millions of callers to HMRC have been required to repeat the phrase: “My voice is my password” on an automated line before being...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

ASIS International is leading global change in terms of how Security Departments can better partner with other departments inside host organisations to drive value and make that value be more clearly quantified and understood by the owners of business units, assets and processes....
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

A study conducted by the Building Research Establishment in partnership with the Fire Industry Association as well as several key fire detection and alarm system manufacturers has concluded that multi-sensor detectors are better at rejecting false alarms. Bernard Laluvein and...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Jacksons Fencing research highlights school perimeter security challenges facing architects

Jacksons Fencing, the perimeter security solutions specialist, has published architects’ views on school safety gathered as part of research for the business’ new report entitled ‘Protecting The Future’. Also encompassing teachers’ perspectives, the report...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Contact Centres: Adapting Security Methods to Fight Fraud

From banks and insurance providers through to utility companies and major retailers, many of today’s organisations operate Contact Centres (or, at the very least, outsource their customer service to one), writes Ben Taylor. Brands and businesses are placing a heavy emphasis...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018