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Construction and fire industries set out sweeping proposals on building safety

BAFE has welcomed the publication of ‘Raising The Bar’, the summary and reports issued by the Working Groups established after the Hackitt Review following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. BAFE contributed significantly to a number of the Working Groups and supported...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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“Strong organic growth” across first six months of 2019 reported by ISS Group

ISS, the global provider of facility services, has announced its interim financial report for the first six months of 2019. Revenue increased by 5.0% in H1 and 5.0% in Q2 (Q1 2019: 4.9%) driven by organic growth and positive currency effects, partly offset by negative net impact...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Drug smuggling Liverpool hauliers ordered to pay back more than £312,000

Two men from Liverpool who used their haulage firm as a front for heroin trafficking have been told to pay back £312,232.37 in criminal profits. Kevin Noble, 61, and Kevin Aitchison, 45, were jailed for 15 and eight years respectively in April last year following a National Crime...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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SCaN security training package empowers staff to ‘See, Check and Notify’

Security professionals can now look to protect their host organisation from a range of threats with SCaN training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. SCaN – which stands for ‘See, Check and...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Revenues burgeon by impressive 10.9% at risk advisory business Deloitte

Risk advisory business Deloitte in the UK and Switzerland has increased revenues by an impressive 10.9% in the year ended 31 May 2019 from £3.58 billion in 2018 to £3.97 billion as the firm continues to invest in each of its businesses and in its people.  Richard Houston, UK and...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Ciaran Barry CSyP CPP
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Ciaran Barry admitted to prestigious Register of Chartered Security Professionals

Ciaran Barry CSyP CPP, director of operations at the Linx International Group, has been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, which is recognised as ‘The Gold Standard’ of competence in security. The Register of Chartered Security Professionals...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Mike Hurst CPP
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The Nash Equilibrium: Applications in the Security World

In Game Theory, the Nash Equilibrium, itself named after the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, is a proposed solution of a non-co-operative game involving two or more players in which each player is assumed to know the equilibrium strategies of the other players and no player...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Patrice Puichaud
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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False Alarms: Making Sure the Level of Alert is Right

Safety alerts elicit an urgent response with good reason. Put simply, the cost of not responding in time is potentially astronomical. Fire, for example, can destroy equipment and entire buildings and have catastrophic human cost. Businesses are naturally committed to keeping...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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SOAR versus Security Operations: What’s Really Going On?

There’s something big brewing in the world of security operations, but what exactly is it? We’re regularly inundated with various descriptions of useful tools and capabilities – think Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Threat Intelligence...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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