Contract to operate Ashford International station

Mitie has been awarded a contract with High Speed 1 (HS1), the owner of the high speed railway between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel. Mitie will be responsible for operating Ashford International station for the next five years, including station management,...
Posted On 20 Dec 2013

Security Institute announces new Board Directors

The Security Institute has appointed Lisa Sharkey and Nick Hymans CSyP as Directors of the Main Board. Lisa is a partner of Popplestone Allen Solicitors, specialising in licensing and entertainment law. She has particular interest in security (and regulation) owing to her...
Posted On 19 Dec 2013

Keep your vacant property safe this winter

Are you getting away from the cold weather this winter? Perhaps you’re jetting away to spend your Christmas somewhere sunny, where you can open your presents on a white sandy beach overlooking a crystal blue ocean? It’s a dream, but the last thing you want whilst...
Posted On 18 Dec 2013

IT needs to regain vote of confidence

The Global IT Trust Curve’ survey, an international research carried out by independent market research firm Vanson Bourne, found a startling low confidence levels in IT’s ability to avert unplanned downtime. According to the report, when it comes to security breaches...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Union calls for a review on cautions and penalties

Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) has reiterated the importance of reviewing the use of caution for offences such as shop theft. John Hannett, Usdaw general secretary has backed a call from a retail employers group, the Association of Convenience Stores, and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

Insurance & Security Liaison Forum report

This year, InSec was hosted by the Insafe Private Client Services team in the Old Library within the modern Lloyds of London building. The event is designed to support the insurance industry by bringing together high net worth insurers, brokers and underwriters with the best in...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

New national standard defines good governance

BSI has launched a new standard to help businesses of all sectors and sizes, implement good governance; this allows the rules for how businesses function, to be set in place and is the basis by which an organisation is directed, controlled and measured. BS 13500 Code of Practice...
Posted On 14 Dec 2013

Spike in malicious spam targeting personal data

A recent Kaspersky Lab report has warned about the growth in malicious spam targeting user logins, passwords and confidential information. While the volume of spam is down by 2.4 percentage points, the proportion of malicious spam grew more than 1.5 times, according to the study....
Posted On 13 Dec 2013

Ward Security approved for CSAS

Ward Security has been accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to join the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). The CSAS is a Home Office initiative that was introduced in 2002 to enable chief constables to designate certain limited but targeted...
Posted On 12 Dec 2013

UK police embraces social media management

Over 20 per cent of police forces in the UK are now using CrowdControlHQ software to monitor, manage and control social media networks. UK police forces have a combined reach of over 700,000 followers and fans and the platform enables the forces’ social media managers and...
Posted On 11 Dec 2013