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Newtownards door supervisor who ignored SIA prosecuted for working without licence

A door supervisor who was caught working without a licence in a County Down bar has been sentenced at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court. Glen Thompson was found working at Roma’s Bar and Bistro in February last year during an inspection by Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
Peter Barker of 3M
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Secure Mobile Working: Adopting a More Serious Approach in 2019

Over one third of the global workforce is already mobile. Indeed, this cohort is estimated to exceed 50% by 2025. That’s according to research conducted by industry analyst Quocirca last year, writes Peter Barker. Other studies suggest similar figures, so it’s fair to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Cyber security and privacy issues likely to prevail in 2019 highlighted by Ropes & Gray

Rohan Massey, European head of privacy and cyber security at law firm Ropes & Gray, has offered some perspectives on the key issues expected to impact both areas over the coming year, which is set to be the most important in terms of international data transfer compliance...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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IP Data Switches versus Video IP Switches: The Technical Aspects Explained for End Users

For many years, the trend in CCTV has been to convert and integrate existing analogue CCTV systems into IP networks. Today, that trend is accelerating. However, a new trend in IP is emerging and, as Rudolf Rohr asserts, it’s one that demands careful consideration. Relating...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Former Alstom Power global sales director sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for corruption

Nicholas Reynolds has received a sentence of four years and six months in prison for his part in a conspiracy to bribe officials in Lithuania’s Elektrenai Power Station and senior Lithuanian politicians in order to win two contracts worth €240 million. Reynolds was also ordered...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Counter-Terrorism Policing joins forces with Department for Transport to reduce risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror

The National Counter-Terrorism Security Office has announced that Counter-Terrorism Policing is joining forces with the Department for Transport to reduce the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror. The new Rental Vehicle Security Scheme is voluntary and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Security boss calls for calm in forecourt drive-off row fuelling stand-off in ‘bilking Britain’

The boss of a security business that specialises in forecourt technology to prevent criminal ‘drive-offs’ has called for calm in the growing row between the fuel industry and the police over the rise in bilking offences. Trevor Wallace, managing director of Metro Security, told...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
Steve Shine
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Qognify completes acquisition of On-Net Surveillance Systems in bid to expand global presence

Qognify, the technology solutions provider for physical security and enterprise incident management projects, has acquired On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc (OnSSI) and the OnSSI company SeeTec GmbH. In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Top Ten prosecutions of 2018 outlined by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Smugglers, potential arms dealers and globe-trotting tax fugitives all feature in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Top Ten criminal cases of 2018. The list once again demonstrates HMRC’s relentless pursuit of tax criminals and shows the lengths some...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime: The Partnership Approach

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the business community nor the police service have effectively prioritised their response to cyber crime. Indeed, a 2016 Institute of Directors survey of businesses found that only 57% had a cyber or information security strategy...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019