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Securitas publishes Interim Report covering period from January-September 2019

Global security solutions giant Securitas has just issued its interim financial report covering the period from January through until September this year. The document highlights a 5% organic sales growth during that time on total sales of MSEK 82 642, with the company’s...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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ICO calls for views on application for powers under Proceeds of Crime Act

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham invites views on her office being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. Personal data has a monetary value and is increasingly being recognised and treated as a commodity...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Thames House where the JTAC is based
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UK terror threat level lowered to ‘Substantial’ by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

The threat level posed in the UK from terrorism has been reduced to ‘Substantial’, meaning that an attack on the mainland is likely. The decision to lower the assessment from ‘Severe’ – meaning an attack is highly likely – was made by the Joint...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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End user survey affords ringing endorsement for ACT Awareness eLearning

Nine out of ten users of an online terrorism awareness course developed by Counter-Terrorism Policing and High Street giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) would recommend the package to a colleague. A survey of 20,000 course participants also found that nine out of ten said the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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HMRC aims to recover £612 million in underpaid tax relating to R&D tax reliefs

According to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has estimated that businesses have incorrectly claimed £612 million in relation to R&D tax reliefs*. The high level of tax under dispute – described by HMRC as ‘tax...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Luke Bird FBCI
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Luke Bird FBCI elected to Business Continuity Institute’s Global Board

The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) member volunteer community has just elected a new member to the BCI Global Board. Elected for a period of three years is Luke Bird FBCI, who’s a volunteer with the BCI’s Scotland Chapter. He was recently awarded the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Two-thirds of legal professionals expect no rise in SFO conviction rate

More than two-thirds of legal professionals who specialise in white collar crime don’t believe the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) conviction rate will improve over the next 12 months. That’s according to an in-depth survey of white collar crime lawyers recently...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Speaker line-up confirmed for 2019 CSL Industry Forum in central London

CSL has just announced the speaker line-up for its annual Industry Forum (formally known as the Insurers’ Forum), which takes place at the central London headquarters of IFSEC International’s organiser Informa in Blackfriars on Wednesday 13 November. The Industry Forum has been...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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National Cyber Deception Laboratory helps MoD take fight to network attackers

Cranfield University and the Defence Cyber School at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham are working together to develop a national focal point for cyber deception and help the Ministry of Defence (MoD) better defend networks in cyber space. The National Cyber Deception Laboratory...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Johnson Controls launches CEM Systems S3050 portable reader for access control

The CEM Systems S3050 portable reader is a lightweight hand-held card reading device for use with the AC2000 access control and security management system. It’s designed to be used for ID card validation at temporary entrances or remote sites which have no power and as a...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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