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Meeting the Requirements of the GDPR: Going Beyond Digital

Since the European Union’s inception of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, a strong emphasis has been placed on the digital security of organisations. However, should organisations be neglecting the paper-based documents upon which so many departments...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Kevin Brown succeeds Mark Hughes as managing director of BT’s security business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cyber security activity around the world. Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who’s stepping down from the role at the end of this year...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Security Industry Authority promotes safer security at Brighton’s student haunts

On Friday 30 November, members of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions team and Sussex Police officers visited Brighton’s top student pubs and clubs to share Best Practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Fraud “not prioritised by the police” finds joint Perpetuity Research-Police Foundation study

New research conducted by Perpetuity Research and The Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is “inadequate”. Despite fraud comprising up to 31% of all crime, and more than one third of victims reporting that the impact on them from...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Meet The Security Company: Verifile

This is the fourteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018
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2019 UK OSPAs finalists “highlight exceptional industry talent and innovation”

The finalists for the 2019 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced by founder Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI. Now into their third year, the UK OSPAs specifically serve to acknowledge and recognise the creditable and infinite contributions that...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018
Shaun Kennedy
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Shaun Kennedy appointed new Country President and managing director for Securitas UK

Shaun Kennedy has been appointed as the new Country President and managing director of Securitas UK. Kennedy will assume responsibility for these new roles early in 2019. He takes over from current Country President Brian Riis Nielsen who, having successfully led the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018
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NSI announces 2019 Summit in partnership with IFSEC International organiser UBM

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced that the NSI Summit 2019 will be held on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. The event will be supported by IFSEC International’s organiser UBM. The NSI Summit creates a mutually beneficial...
Posted On 29 Nov 2018
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
Kevin Thomas (of the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service) being presented with the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Award by Cleo Lake, the Lord Mayor of Bristol (Photo: Jon Craig)
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Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service wins 2018 Global MSC Security Gordon McLanaghan Award

The Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has won the 2018 Gordon McLanaghan Award bestowed by Global MSC Security. This prestigious accolade is presented annually in memory of the late Gordon McLanaghan, former Bristol City Council CCTV and Emergency Control Room manager, and...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018