Cyber Security Challenge UK runs a series of national inspirational competitions aimed at attracting talented people into the profession and informing them about cyber security careers and learning opportunities
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PwC hosts simulated national cyber forensic investigation to find future UK defenders

PwC’s UK headquarters has just hosted a unique cyber forensics investigation carried out by members of the public. The competition, which is the latest in the series from the Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, tasked a group of 22 amateur cyber defenders...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
Stephen Grieve of the SSAIB
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SSAIB first to gain accreditation against BS 102000 for Investigative Services

Fire, security and telecare certification specialist the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is celebrating the fact that the organisation has become the first certification body to gain UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation against British...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
CCTV is once again the fulcrum of a major industry debate
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Installation and maintenance “crucial” to CCTV’s effectiveness states the BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has responded to forthright comments made by UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB about the effectiveness of CCTV cameras in England and Wales. In an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, Porter reinforced the value...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
Andrew Hallam: the new managing director at Unipart Security Solutions
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Andrew Hallam appointed managing director at Unipart Security Solutions

Unipart Security Solutions has announced the appointment of Andrew Hallam as managing director of the business with effect from 1 February 2015. Hallam takes over the role from Colin Moore who remains a Board member but is now moving across to focus on leading Unipart Group...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
Alf Göransson: President and CEO at Securitas
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Upbeat figures underpin 2014 Full Year Report issued by Securitas

According to Securitas’ Full Year Report for 2014, organic sales growth has continued to show a positive trend for the business driven by successful sales efforts, a strategy focused on both security guarding solutions and technology offerings and an improved macro economic...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015
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Ruth Evans joins Serious Fraud Office Management Board in non-executive director role

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has appointed Ruth Evans to join its Management Board in the role of non-executive director. Evans was appointed following an open competition and joins existing non-executive directors Simon Duckworth OBE DL and Tony Osbaldiston. Ruth Evans has...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The latest HMIC report suggests that police forces are making
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Police forces “making progress” on tackling corruption states HMIC report

Police forces have made significant progress in putting in place the processes to prevent and tackle corruption, according to a report launched by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). In part, this is said to be due to strong leadership being demonstrated by senior...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Europol is supporting the EU's Member States in fighting the scourge of card fraud
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Europol supports EU-funded project designed to combat payment card fraud

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has been supportive of an 18-month EU-funded project designed to fight payment card fraud. Initiated by UK authorities, the project has resulted in the arrest of 59 individuals, 32 prosecutions and 17 convictions as well as the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
Google has been under the watchful eye of the Information Commissioner's Office
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Google set to change privacy policy in wake of ICO investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has required Google to sign a formal undertaking that will improve the information it provides to individuals about how it collects personal data in the UK after concerns were raised around changes to the company’s privacy policy....
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The Working as a Security Officer course book
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Highfield.co.uk unveils learning resources range for updated security qualifications

A new suite of learning resources has been launched by Highfield.co.uk to help educators and learners with recently updated security qualifications. The new qualifications were launched after a review into learning in the sector in 2014 by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015