off

Improving Fire Safety: A Call for Retrofitting Sprinklers

Whether it’s to enhance the protection of residents in care facilities, address shortcomings in other fire protection measures or simply as a business resilience measure, the wider use of sprinklers is due in many ways to their life-long cost-effectiveness when compared to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Raising Standards: Maintaining Supply Chain Integrity in Guarding Services

The procurement of additional labour to support service delivery in the security guarding and event management sectors is common practice and gives companies the flexibility to scale operations effectively. When professionally managed, this extension of the labour force ensures...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Fraudsters end 2019 with lighter pockets thanks to NCA’s asset denial teams

In December, the National Crime Agency (NCA) managed to claw back millions of dollars from a fraud involving no less than 700 victims. The agency’s illicit finances investigators also retrieved hundreds of thousands of pounds in two other cases where the money is believed to have...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Optical Document Security Conference highlights innovation in protection regimes

New ways in which to identify fake security devices on banknotes, passports and other secured documents will be at the heart of the Optical Document Security Conference for central banks, ID issuers and authorities, banknote and ID printers/integrators and secure document...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Leading academics focus on situation in Iran and potential for cyber attacks

Leading academics at Cranfield University have made comment on the present situation in Iran where tensions are rising in the Gulf region following the drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed General Qasem Soleimani. Iran has responded by vowing revenge and announcing...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

PCCs set to receive additional £35 million for tackling violent criminality

Eighteen Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced. Violence Reduction Units bring together different organisations...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Detailed Cifas research reveals 96% spike in retail account takeover fraud

The latest research project conducted by Cifas shows that there was an overall increase in online fraudulent conduct of 9% in the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year. The majority of online fraudulent conduct was made up of identity fraud,...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board achieves BAFE certification milestone

In 2019, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), which is one of the licensed certification bodies who deliver BAFE scheme assessments, achieved a milestone of 300 active BAFE scheme-certificated companies. Last September, BAFE registered A1 Fire and Security...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
off

Europol publishes SIRIUS EU Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019

A new report just issued by Europol aims to paint a detailed picture of the access status afforded to European Union (EU) Member States when it comes to electronic evidence held by foreign-based online service providers in 2018. The report presents data in relation to the volume...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
Ciaran Martin
off

Founding head of NCSC appointed CB and confirms plans to step down

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List and also affirmed long-standing plans to leave his post in the summer. Martin’s...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
12