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FIA Technical Briefing

Whether your business is a fire detection and alarm company, or a security operation looking to expand into fire alarms, becoming third party certified is an extremely worthy consideration. After all, certified companies do help to build trust with potential clients. However, the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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‘Island Hopping’: An Assessment of Growing Security Threats to the Aviation Sector

When we think about the industries that have the most to lose from a serious cyber attack, our minds probably immediately veer towards the finance, healthcare and energy sectors. That’s with good reason. As our own research here at Carbon Black highlights, 78% of investor...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, of course, who was known as the ‘father of time management’. It sums up the way in which Rick Mounfield believes the security professionals of today...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Trio of managers jailed for taking part in £822,000 National Health Service fraud

Three NHS managers (one in-house and two from an agency) have been sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court for defrauding Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) of £822,236.22. Mark Evill was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, Robert Howells to four years and Michael Cope to...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public Prosecutions
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New Director of Public Prosecutions outlines plans to build confidence in CPS

Max Hill QC, the new Director of Public Prosecutions, has outlined his plans to build public confidence and trust in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Speaking at the Kalisher Lecture – his first public address since taking up office on 1 November – Hill outlined...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Global organisations appoint dedicated fire safety experts to develop industry standards

More than 40 organisations from around the world have appointed fire safety experts tasked with developing landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings in the public interest. The group, known as the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, was...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Nearly 50% of power and utility company CEOs concerned cyber attacks are “imminent”

Amid an environment wherein cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities company executives are feeling the pressure. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Study, 48% percent of CEOs interviewed showed concern that becoming the victim of a cyber attack is a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Regent Quarter in London's King's Cross district
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CIS Security agrees “powerful new partnership” with Helix Property Management

CIS Security has been awarded a £1.5 million multi-year deal with Helix Property Management for the provision of security services at Regent Quarter. The company recently took over from VSG at the iconic site which is located at the heart of London’s King’s Cross. The...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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iProov supports Home Office with liveness detection technology to assure genuine presence

iProov, the provider of biometric facial verification technology, will play a key role in a multi-year contract with the Home Office for the provision of smart phone-based digital identity verification. This new capability will assist the Home Office in delivering secure,...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 9 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road in Caernarfon was ordered to pay over £18,000 for his previous convictions including working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Pursglove’s previous convictions were for...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018