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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s (PSA) Annual Conference. The Home Secretary acknowledged that policing had been underfunded and under-supported, and outlined that...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker ordered to pay back £7.3 million

Investment banker Ellias Nimoh Preko who laundered millions of dollars for James Ibori – the former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria – has been hit with a £7.3 million confiscation order. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) financial investigation into 60-year-old...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Department for International Trade unveils detail of new Security Export Strategy

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched the Security Export Strategy, a 23-page document setting out how the Government will ensure that UK companies remain at the forefront of growing global demand for security exports and services. This builds on the...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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BSIA appoints John MacAskill as new director of manpower and export

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed John MacAskill as the Trade Association’s new director of manpower and export. MacAskill has been promoted from his previous role at the BSIA and will now oversee the manpower sections of the Association, as...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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“Saunders Electrical fraudsters ordered to pay over £7 million” reports SFO

Jolan Saunders and Michael Strubel, former company executives at Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, have been ordered to pay confiscation orders totalling £7,393,663.33. Saunders and Strubel have been ordered to pay £5,262,301.03 and £2,131,362.30 respectively. These totals...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Firms must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves EU

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance notes to help organisations prepare for the possibility that the UK leaves the European Union with ‘no deal’. The guidance provides the same...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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BSI focuses on future-proofing privacy information management

BSI, the business improvement company, has released BS ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Security Techniques – Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for Privacy Information Management – Requirements and Guidelines to provide organisations with the operational controls needed...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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NCSC’s Ciaran Martin receives international award for cyber security leadership

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has received an award for leadership at a major summit in the United States. The International Cyber Security Leadership Award was presented to Martin at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington DC. The...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Safety campaigners stress life-saving role of fire doors in 2019 awareness week

Fire door safety campaigners are stressing the life-saving role that fire doors play as part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September), which is being run by the British Woodworking Federation. Now in its seventh year, the awareness week will once again highlight the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019