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BSIA Briefing

There are a reported 30,000 skilled engineers required in the fire and security industry to meet customer demand. This problem will worsen over the next five years (according to the Government), where the engineering sector as a whole will face a skills shortage of over 200,000....
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Pixels Need Perspective: Video Surveillance and Privacy in Liberal Democracies

Surveillance technology – and, in particular, facial recognition – has become the subject of significant mainstream media debate over the past 12 months. In many cases it has been presented as a significant threat to our privacy and a danger to the very foundations of liberal...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Craig Swallow discusses some of the safety challenges faced by those employing a mobile or lone workforce, addresses how a deploying organisation can use the latest technology to ensure a team is better educated about risk and approaches the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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ASIS issues revised standard for private security company conformity assessment

ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, has released its new standard ‘Conformity, Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for the Quality of Private Security Company Operations’ (ANSI/ASIS PSC.2-2019). This standard, which is a...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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BSIA appoints David Scott in managing director’s role at Skills for Security

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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BSIA Briefing

To most people in the street, ‘security’ as an issue generally means protecting individuals and property from harm or serious criminal activity, with terrorism obviously being a big focus. However, as Gideon Reichental explains, seemingly lesser or petty criminal offences still...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Enterprise Security Risk Management: A Security Programme Maturity Model

As one of its stated strategic initiatives, ASIS International has been actively involved in promoting the adoption of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). ESRM is a strategic security programme management approach that ties an organisation’s security practice to its...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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ASIS International and French Gendarmerie Officers Academy forge strategic partnership

ASIS International has formed a new strategic partnership with the École des Officiers de la Gendarmerie Nationale (EOGN), also known as the French Gendarmerie Officers Academy, which allows up to two ASIS members per year to enroll in the esteemed security management MBA...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019