Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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Margin vs Value

This year’s Incentive FM Group Forum was convened to address the major issue of margin erosion in the UK’s contract security sector. Is this having a demonstrably detrimental effect on the safety of clients’ buildings and people (so too the ongoing viability of the security...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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Blue lights on

The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of work undertaken by the police service has been published by the College of Policing. This extensive analysis shows the incoming and ongoing duties of our police forces and suggests an increasing amount of police time is...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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Crystal clear?

Traditionally, the advent of a New Year realises a plethora of predictions for the nation, its economy and business prospects and – somewhat closer to home for the readers of Risk UK – developments across the security and risk landscape. Why would 2015 be any different to the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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RIPA in the dock

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000 – the legislation governing communications data – “needs a complete overhaul”. That’s the somewhat damning conclusion of the latest Home Affairs Select Committee report. Chaired by Keith Vaz MP, the Committee acknowledges the...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
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On Guard

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) recently held its annual Stakeholder Conference in central London. In the Keynote Speech, Elizabeth France CBE – chairman of the industry’s regulatory body – mentioned that it’s now exactly four years since the Government initiated its Public...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
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Digital dilemma

According to a report issued by European policing agency Interpol, the first ‘cyber murder’ isn’t far away. Flaws in online security coupled with the increasing use of web-connected health-based devices could be the conduits for such an occurrence. Interpol’s report cites another...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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In ‘Severe’ times

Another 9/11 Anniversary has come and gone, but the pain and horror of that tragic day in the USA’s proud history will never be erased from our memory banks. On this note, credit must be afforded to various satellite television channels that, each year, broadcast documentaries...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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Walking the talk

The disciplines of security (in general) and security management (more specifically) ought to be the most important items on the agendas of all major companies both here in the UK and, indeed, across overseas territories. If you were to extract from the equation the somewhat...
Posted On 06 Mar 2015