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Showsec helps put Leeds’ First Direct Arena on the venue map

Event and venue security specialist Showsec has been acclaimed for its part in helping to establish the First Direct Arena in Leeds as a friendly, customer-focused venue. The 13,000-capacity First Direct Arena recently celebrated its first birthday when Jake Bugg performed his...
Posted On 15 Oct 2014
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IHS Research Note: ‘Security system integration market worth an estimated $59.5 billion in 2013’

According to a new report from IHS, the world market for security system integration was valued at $59.5 billion in 2013, an increase of almost $5 billion from 2012. Paul Bremner (Senior Analyst for Video Surveillance” Security Services at IHS) outlines the detail. The...
Posted On 14 Oct 2014
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£850 million spent on managing foreign national offenders in UK during 2013-2014 but Home Office making” slower progress than expected” states NAO

Despite increased resources and the introduction of tougher powers, the Home Office has made” slower progress than expected” in managing foreign national offenders in the UK and in removing them to their home countries. The latest report published by the National...
Posted On 13 Oct 2014
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Alex Younger appointed as next Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service

With the agreement of Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has announced that Alex Younger is appointed as successor to Sir John Sawers as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service. Younger will take up the appointment in November. Often referred to as...
Posted On 12 Oct 2014
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Top 10 online-enabled frauds hitting British wallets to the tune of

Organisers of Get Safe Online” the joint public-private sector Internet safety initiative” have revealed the financial and emotional cost of cyber crime. In a specially commissioned poll of 2,000 people by Vision Critical for Get Safe Online Week 2014 (which ran from...
Posted On 11 Oct 2014
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Changing the culture of ‘cyber’

There are magnificent examples of organisations succeeding at cyber security in an environment where most others are failing – and they have done so without any extra investment. The $64,000 question is: How? As Martin Smith states, it’s all about culture change from within...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014
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Pathways for progression

Professional benchmarks for certain security roles are not always readily available on the wider scale. This can create barriers to progression for employees and, in doing so, continues to hinder efforts targeted at both altering external perceptions of the security business...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014
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Learning tool for CCTV operators launched by CPNI

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has launched an interactive e-learning course for CCTV operators that’s ideal for those members of the security staff whose role includes monitoring CCTV images for suspicious behaviour. CCTV operators face...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014
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Fire minister calls for smarter procurement across Fire and Rescue Services

Fire and Rescue Services across the country could save millions of pounds in taxpayers’ cash by improving the way in which they source and purchase fire-fighting equipment and clothing. That’s the verdict of the latest research published by the Department for...
Posted On 09 Oct 2014
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CPS Report: ‘Conviction rate for hate crime now at an all-time high’

According to the Seventh Edition of the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) Hate Crimes and Crimes against Older People Report, almost 85% of hate crime prosecutions now result in a conviction. As the number of cases referred to the CPS has also increased, so too has the...
Posted On 08 Oct 2014