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Finalists announced for 2020 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The 2020 finalists for the UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced by the event organisers. Now in their fourth year, the UK OSPAs serve to acknowledge the creditable and infinite contributions that companies, initiatives, teams and individuals make...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Iain Wright announced as next chairman at Institute of Risk Management

Iain Wright CMIRM, chief risk officer for Europe at Great-West Lifeco Inc, has been announced as the incoming chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). Wright has served as deputy chair since May 2018 and as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee since December 2016. Wright...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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barox attains specialist ISO 27001 ISMS certification focused on cyber security

barox, the manufacturer of IT switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for the demands of video networks, has announced that, alongside its ISO 9001 certification, the business has successfully implemented an ISO 27001 Information Security Management...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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C-TEC’s ZFP addressable fire panels protect Gates Power Transmission facility

A subsidiary of the giant US corporation whose motto is: “If it moves you, there’s a good chance Gates has a part in it”, Gates Power Transmission is a specialist manufacturer of power transmission belts designed for use within the automotive and industrial markets. The business...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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FICO Fraud Map shows UK card fraud losses hit record £671 million in 2018

Analytics software firm FICO has released its annual interactive European Fraud Map, which shows that the UK’s card fraud losses hit a record £671 million in 2018. The data from Euromonitor International and UK Finance compares these losses against previous years and 18 other...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Acuity serves to enhance professionalism at London’s Broadgate Quarter

Acuity, the Axis Group’s five-star Front of House division, is providing reception, concierge and event support services at Broadgate Quarter in central London to further enhance Front of House professionalism through employee training and management support. The flagship...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Apprenticeship training made accessible thanks to Skills for Security-BMet College partnership

Skills for Security and the Birmingham Metropolitan (BMet) Collage are launching a partnership in a bid to make apprenticeship training more accessible in the West Midlands. The three-year Fire and Security Apprenticeship training course will see BMet College deliver as much of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Outdated firmware placing security cameras at risk of cyber attack

Outdated camera firmware and the failure to change default passwords are two of the biggest weaknesses when it comes to organisations’ cyber security defences in the surveillance arena. As the number of interconnected security devices continues to grow, keeping pace with...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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BAFE unveils new scheme to assess competency of dry riser/wet riser service and maintenance providers

Over 12 months in the making and taking into account comments elicited during a public consultation period, the new BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service and Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme is the first of its kind to assess...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Wilson James wins Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award

Wilson James, the provider of security, logistics and aviation services, won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year Award at the 2019 IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards. The win recognised a pioneering partnership between the business, The Shaw...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019