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Securitas moves to acquire leading electronic security company Techco Security

Securitas has reinforced its position within the electronic security market in Spain through the acquisition of Techco Security, a leading electronic security company. The purchase price is estimated to be 22 million Euros (MSEK 230).  Techco Security offers a comprehensive range...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Westminster Magistrates Court grants NCA £1 million Account Freezing Order

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has obtained a £1.13 million Account Freezing Order as part of an investigation into a Leeds businessman with suspected links to serious organised criminals. Granted on Thursday 9 January at Westminster Magistrates Court, the Account Freezing Order...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire almost 400 new lawyers by the end of June. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which prosecuted 495,000 cases in 2018, was given an £85 million boost by the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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International Counter Fraud Data Analytics Conference set for March

The Cabinet Office will host a two-day conference focusing on the innovative use of data and data analytics in the fight against fraud. The event will take place in Manchester on 3 and 4 March. Manchester provides a fitting setting for the event as it was home to Alan Turing, a...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Home Office overhauls police complaints and discipline process via legislation

The Home Office is introducing legislation that will shake up how complaints made against the police are handled and improve the discipline system for officers. The changes, which are scheduled to come into effect on 1 February, ensure that complaints can be dealt with quickly,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Retailer fined £500,000 for failing to secure data of “at least” 14 million individuals

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited the sum of £500,000 after a ‘Point of Sale’ computer system was compromised as the result of a cyber attack, in turn affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that an attacker...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Security breach numbers rise during 2019 despite increased protection spend

ServiceNow has released the results of its second sponsored study on cyber security vulnerability and patch management which was conducted alongside The Ponemon Institute. The study, entitled ‘Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response’, found that,...
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Videx introduces web server access control system for security professionals

Videx, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of access control and door entry systems, has strengthened its presence in the access market by launching a new web server access control system. The WS4 can manage up to 20 entrances locally or remotely from anywhere via a mobile...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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ONVIF hails collaboration success of 21st Developers’ Plugfest in Rome

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest late last year in Rome. It was an event that highlighted the continued demand for interoperable solutions. More than 30 developers and engineers from 18...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020