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Skills and qualifications review for private security industry in progress at the Regulator

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun a wide-ranging review of the licence-linked qualifications, widening the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications required by the Regulator, but also how to support the industry to address the skills and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Institute of Risk Management commissions first-ever research project in China

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced a research partnership with the Hubei University of Economics in Wuhan, China. The risk management school at the university, which is led by Professor Ming-Che (Martin) Sung, will undertake a study of risk management education...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Door supervisor who stole identity to apply for SIA licence given suspended sentence for fraud

On Monday 3 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August after using a stolen identity to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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IFED delivers first in series of regional engagement workshops for insurance industry

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) delivered the first in a series of regional engagement workshops in July, with at least three more being planned for the coming months. The IFED is running the workshops to give insurers an added...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Enhanced collaboration against crime key focus of Home Secretary’s visit to Europol

Enhancing global efforts against transnational crime was the focus of a recent visit by Home Secretary Sajid Javid to the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. Meeting with Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock, Javid was briefed on a range of security issues in...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Meet The Security Company: Constant Security Services

This is the twelfth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Certified Technical Security Professionals Register receives 500-plus applications during inaugural year

Tavcom Training, a subsidiary of the Linx International Group, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register, which aims to raise standards in the security and fire sectors. In the last 12 months, upwards of 500 engineers,...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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BSI survey highlights “significant variations” in data security readiness within UK’s public sector

An in-depth survey conducted by the BSI’s Cyber Security and Information Resilience Centre of Excellence in conjunction with GovNewsDirect has unearthed a range of inconsistencies in terms of how prepared the UK’s public sector organisations really are for potential cyber...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018