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Amberstone acquires Cardinal Security to form specialist Amberstone Guarding division

Two of the biggest names in the security and loss prevention sectors are to come together as part of an ambitious alliance following the announcement that the business and assets of Cardinal Security Ltd have been acquired by Amberstone from administration. The result of this...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Prestigious SABRE security certification awarded to International Quarter London by BRE

International Quarter London (IQL) has become the first in-use development in the world to be awarded the SABRE security certification – the scheme from BRE for buildings and built infrastructure assets. IQL is a new mixed-use destination in Stratford, East London which, by the...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and CompTIA back Cyber Ready Scotland skills programme

Technology association CompTIA has announced the launch of a fully-funded cyber security training programme for Scottish businesses. Funded by the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and aligned to Skills Development Scotland’s Digital Skills investment plan, Cyber...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
Louise McCree
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‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we visit safe and secure. They’re required to remain vigilant and are accountable if a breach should occur. In addition, a number of security staff work long hours...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Successful threat intelligence programmes save UK businesses £6 million on average in past 12 months

Security platform provider ThreatConnect’s latest survey, entitled ‘Building A Threat Intelligence Programme’, reports that cyber security decision-makers inside organisations with mature threat intelligence programs (70%) say their infrastructure has blocked...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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British Woodworking Federation and Building Research Establishment collaborate to raise standards in fire safety

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors and to help advance standards in their design, manufacture and installation. Fire doors are the first line of...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018