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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s (PSA) Annual Conference. The Home Secretary acknowledged that policing had been underfunded and under-supported, and outlined that...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker ordered to pay back £7.3 million

Investment banker Ellias Nimoh Preko who laundered millions of dollars for James Ibori – the former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria – has been hit with a £7.3 million confiscation order. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) financial investigation into 60-year-old...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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NCSC offers key advice to organisations on mitigating Denial of Service attacks

A suspected Denial of Service (DoS) attack resulted in Wikipedia experiencing intermittent outages in the early hours of Saturday 7 September. Organisations worried about the threat of DoS attacks are now recommended to read guidance just published by the National Cyber Security...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising risk management professionals to offer...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Open forum Question Time at SiX seeks to tackle key security and fire issues

On the afternoon of the first day of SiX in Manchester (which runs on 5-6th November at Event City), Risk Xtra’s sister title Professional Security Installer (PSI) magazine will be hosting a security industry panel discussion that will be conducted very much in the lively...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Security Holograms: Realising Consumer and Brand Merchandising Benefits

There are numerous consumer and brand merchandising benefits to be realised from the successful application of hologram-based security technologies. Here, Dr Paul Dunn explains why there’s now a much greater drive to provide brand owners with useful customer data and...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Department for International Trade unveils detail of new Security Export Strategy

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched the Security Export Strategy, a 23-page document setting out how the Government will ensure that UK companies remain at the forefront of growing global demand for security exports and services. This builds on the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
John MacAskill
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BSIA appoints John MacAskill as new director of manpower and export

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed John MacAskill as the Trade Association’s new director of manpower and export. MacAskill has been promoted from his previous role at the BSIA and will now oversee the manpower sections of the Association, as...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019