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“Phantom” security boss who failed to pay staff guilty of 22 counts of fraud

A security boss who ran seven companies under four different identities has been found guilty of defrauding security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was found guilty of 22 charges of fraud at Warwick Crown Court on Monday 30 September. Gaines...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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BSIA appoints Sarah Staff and Geoff Zeidler in non-executive director roles

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Sarah Staff and Geoff Zeidler to the organisation’s Operating Board as non-executive directors. Staff is responsible for the BSIA joint security intelligence initiative SaferCash and is a former head of the...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Delta Scientific’s MP5000 portable barrier certified to ASTM M50/P3

Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorism vehicle control systems, has announced that traffic access control professionals can now set up MP5000 portable barriers on concrete, asphalt, compacted soils or vegetation in 15 minutes or less to provide certified M50...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Impaq S shock sensors from Texecom “take perimeter protection to the next level”

The Impaq S Series of shock sensors developed and manufactured by Texecom “take perimeter protection to the next level”. They provide a step-change in shock detection performance, using VIBER Accelerometer Technology for “class-leading” – and...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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SIA investigation teams carry out annual licence check ‘blitz’ in Leicestershire

On Wednesday 25 September, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) carried out licence inspections across key venues in Leicestershire. All of the licences inspected by the 16 teams from the SIA’s Partnerships and Interventions Unit were legitimate. The SIA inspected 65...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Cyber security breach numbers predicted to rise by 70% across next five years

A new report produced by Juniper Research outlines that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, representing an average annual growth rate of 11%. This uptick will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches as...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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88% of UK businesses “harbour security concerns” around 5G network roll-out

Carbon Black, the cloud-native endpoint protection company, has issued the results of its third UK Threat Report based on a survey of 250 CIOs, CTOs and CISOs across the UK. The results show that the threat environment is “sustained and sophisticated” with phishing...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Carlisle Support Services wins three-year guarding contract at All-England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Ltd

Carlisle Support Services has just been awarded a three-year contract to provide security guarding and stewarding services for the All-England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (AELTC). The AELTC, of course, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious priva...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Unlicensed brothers prosecuted for illegal security work in West Yorkshire

Two brothers from West Yorkshire have been prosecuted for working in the security industry without the proper licences. Shamir Razak, an unlicensed door supervisor, and Abdul Rehman, his brother and employer, both pleaded guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 23 September. The...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019