Employees: “Your most valuable asset or your greatest threat?”

Today, business leaders are struggling to effectively safeguard their data assets. Technologies for individuals, businesses and Governments are developing at an unprecedented rate. With new technology comes greater types and quantities of data, and with greater quantities of data...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
Peter Webster

CSAS: A Power for Good?

First established by the Police Reform Act back in 2002, Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are realising a significant impact on the private security sector. Peter Webster outlines exactly how and why more security companies are being afforded enhanced powers in their...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015

Security’s scrum down for the 2015 Rugby World Cup

On the eve of the 2015 Rugby World Cup – and, with it, perhaps the UK’s last major sporting event requiring temporary security solutions for some years to come – Chris Plimley shares some valuable lessons learned on providing security overlays for global sports stars...
Posted On 16 Sep 2015
Jane Embury

Terminal stupidity and innocuous fires

Fires usually begin and take hold as a direct result of the most innocuous – or stupid – of reasons. For example, last year a woman in Bridgend, South Wales accidentally set her house on fire after trying to kill a spider by spraying it with a lit aerosol can. Jane...
Posted On 15 Sep 2015
David Ivins

It’s EAS… but not as you know it

In parallel with Risk UK’s September 2015 print edition carrying a Vertical Focus Supplement on security solutions for the retail sector, David Ivins discusses the history of Electronic Article Surveillance, what the future holds for the technology and how retailers can...
Posted On 15 Sep 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security

Gender Imbalance and The Security Business Sector

What more can and, indeed, must be done to encourage greater numbers of females to take up careers within the UK’s security business sector? David Ward offers some considered opinions on the matter. The issue of skills and staff shortages is one which affects the security...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Chris Plimley

Syrian refugee tragedy escalates debate on border security regimes to fever pitch

The tragic human cost of the present refugee crisis unravelling across mainland Europe finally crashed into our mass conscience with the gruesome images of the body of a three year-old Syrian boy washed ashore in Turkey. Consequently, the rhetoric around whether to lock down our...
Posted On 08 Sep 2015
John Davies

Security in the Education Sector: “More stringent than ever”

The safety and security of schools and the individuals within them is something of an emotive subject. As the unfortunate incidents involving Ann Maguire in Leeds and Vincent Uzomah in Bradford have shown, the need for teachers to be able to work in a protected environment is...
Posted On 28 Aug 2015
Peter Jackson

Calais: Strikes, migrants, ‘Operation Stack’ and perimeter security

Hardly a day passes without further news of the latest activity at Calais hitting the headlines as more details are unearthed on the desperate measures taken by migrants in their bid for sanctuary in the UK. Peter Jackson offers his considered views on the matter. Much of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2015
Tina Chittenden

Reasons to be Wary of Waste

Security contractors can face expensive claims when and if they underestimate the dangers associated with waste materials. Tina Chittenden outlines the risks when working for clients in other sectors as well as the waste management industry You don’t have to be from Yorkshire to...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015