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BWF expresses fire door concerns in letter to councils across England and Wales

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has been forced to highlight to local council leads that the delay in replacing faulty fire doors is, frankly, too slow. This is especially relevant after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed that...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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“Dozens of arrests” in UK as part of Europe-wide anti-modern slavery operation

44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking. The week of action, which took place between 17 and 23 June, was co-ordinated in the UK by the National Crime Agency (NCA)...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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FIA set to assess current fire industry market conditions in latest annual survey

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is now preparing to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market. The survey, which is conducted every year, asks businesses...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined data protection authorities from around the world in calling for more openness about the proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure. A statement issued to Facebook and 28 other companies behind the project asks them...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Carbon Black uncovers “significant evolution” of popular cryptomining campaign

Carbon Black, the cloud-native endpoint protection specialist, has issued a threat report outlining how a well-known cryptomining campaign has been enhanced to steal system access information for possible sale on The Dark Web. Dubbed ‘Access Mining’ by Carbon Black...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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White Paper on changing nature of retail banking industry published by Traka

Traka has launched a new downloadable White Paper to open a discussion on the changing nature of retail banking in the UK. The publication makes full use of the latest case examples to consider branch management and shifting customer expectations.  Entitled ‘Shaping the...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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PerpetuityARC Training launches Linxville interactive online learning simulation for security practitioners

PerpetuityARC Training – part of the Linx International Group – has unveiled its new interactive and virtual online learning platform designated Linxville. Visually reminiscent of classic computer games such as The Sims and Sim City, Linxville’s first bite-size course to be...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Reliance High-Tech unveils apprenticeship scheme for budding security professionals

Reliance High-Tech has just announced a new apprenticeship scheme that will provide several individuals with the chance to carve out a bright new future for themselves. For over 40 years now, the company has worked with leading public and private sector organisations alike to...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019