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Banking industry halts £4.5 million of fraud per day in first half of 2019

The finance industry prevented £820 million of unauthorised fraud in the first half of 2019, which is up 14% on the previous year. That’s according to the latest figures from UK Finance. This is equivalent to £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud being stopped, o...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Loss of life at Grenfell Tower caused by “deep-seated culture of complacency”

A pamphlet issued by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and launched at the Labour Party’s Annual Conference claims that Government bears ultimate responsibility for the Grenfell Tower fire and that deregulation by consecutive administrations led to the tragedy. ‘The...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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HSBC GTRF introduces “industry-leading” financial crime detection systems

HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance (GTRF) business has deployed an industry-leading anti-money laundering (AML) system and an automated sanctions checking system as part of its ongoing efforts to improve financial crime detection. In what’s an industry first,...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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ICO issues warning about historical personal details accessed through work

An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into the actions of two former Metropolitan Police Service officers has concluded. The investigation followed a referral from the Met and looked at whether the two former officers had acted unlawfully by retaining or...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Powerful Protection: Enhanced Security Officers On Site at Hinkley Point C

The elite training and education regime behind the men and women keeping thousands of workers safe at Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK in a generation, have been unveiled by solutions provider G4S. Risk Xtra concentrates on the fine detail....
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Hidden Dangers in the Security Contract Tendering Process

Since 2010, local authorities have had their budgets cut by an average of 26%. In the same period, Government spending on the police service has gone down by 30% in real terms, resulting in 20,000 fewer police officers on our streets. These police cuts have made local authorities...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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CRMG and ISF focus on Standard of Good Practice for Information Security

The Cyber Risk Management Group (CRMG) has partnered with the Information Security Forum (ISF) to create a training course and supporting examination that allows attendees to become a Certified Practitioner in the Standard of Good Practice (SoGP-CP). The four-day training course...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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Cordant Security granted two-year contract extension at Shakespeare’s Globe

Cordant Security, part of the Cordant Group, has been awarded a two-year contract extension to continue providing a wide range of dedicated security solutions at Shakespeare’s Globe located on London’s Bankside. The iconic venue’s management team has been impressed by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019