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“Further growth likely in UK security guarding market” reports Apex Insight

According to the latest detailed industry survey conducted by Apex Insight*, the UK’s outsourced security guarding services market is approaching £5 billion in volume, having grown in recent years despite a hesitant economic recovery. The industry is being affected by...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015
US Secretary of State John F Kerry at the World Economic Forum
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“Civilised world will not bow to the threat of terrorism” urges US Secretary of State Kerry

Speaking at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, US Secretary of State John F Kerry has vowed that the civilised world will never bow to the threat of terrorism. “The 20th Century was defined by the civilised struggle to uphold the values...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015
Richard Jenkins: confirmed as permanent CEO at the National Security Inspectorate
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Richard Jenkins confirmed as permanent CEO at National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the appointment of Richard Jenkins as its new permanent CEO with immediate effect. Jenkins has been in the interim role since March 2014 following the departure of Jeff Little OBE. When meeting in December, members of the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015
The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of the work undertaken by the police has been published by the College of Policing
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First analysis of national demands placed on UK police services published by College of Policing

The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of work undertaken by the police service has been published by the College of Policing. The extensive analysis shows the incoming and ongoing work of the police service and suggests an increasing amount of police time is...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015
The World Economic Forum estimates a $3 trillion cost to the global economy if the issue of cyber security is not taken seriously
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Cyber attack risk framework for businesses developed by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has developed a new method by which organisations might calculate the potential impact of cyber threats. The framework, designated Cyber Value-at-Risk, sees the light of day at a juncture when cyber attacks are increasing in velocity and intensity and no...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015
The latest the Crime Survey for England and Wales published by the ONS covers the year to September 2014
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Criminality in England and Wales now at “lowest level since 1981” states Office for National Statistics

The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales issued by the Office for National Statistics for the year ending September 2014 shows that, for the offences covered, there were an estimated seven million incidents of criminality perpetrated against households and resident adults...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
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City hedge fund manager convicted of multi-million pound fraud following SFO investigation

A former city hedge fund manager has been convicted following the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) investigation into the collapse of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd. Ulf Magnus Michael Peterson, 51, a Swedish national of Otham, Kent was the founding director of Weavering...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
Proposed cuts in fire authority budgets – and the effect they may have on jobs and services – are now dominating many local communities
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Proposed budget cuts for Fire Services dominate local authority agendas

The recent news agenda has been dominated by stories concerning cuts in fire authority budgets and the effect that they will potentially have on jobs, services and local communities. Last Saturday, demonstrators took to the streets in Lincolnshire to protest against proposed cuts...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
The Information Commissioner’s Office upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals
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ICO report helps Victims Services Alliance organisations meet data protection challenge

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new report highlighting how organisations attached to the Victims Services Alliance are looking after individuals’ information in compliance with the Data Protection Act. The Victims Services Alliance (VSA) is a...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
Professor Martin Gill
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‘What is the Value of Security in the Workplace?’: New survey launched by Perpetuity Research

As part of the Security Research Initiative (SRI), Perpetuity Research has launched a dedicated and detailed survey in a bold bid to fully understand how effective and efficient security does help – and, indeed, could be assisting – other areas of a given host business. Most...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015