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Amberstone acquires Cardinal Security to form specialist Amberstone Guarding division

Two of the biggest names in the security and loss prevention sectors are to come together as part of an ambitious alliance following the announcement that the business and assets of Cardinal Security Ltd have been acquired by Amberstone from administration. The result of this...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Prestigious SABRE security certification awarded to International Quarter London by BRE

International Quarter London (IQL) has become the first in-use development in the world to be awarded the SABRE security certification – the scheme from BRE for buildings and built infrastructure assets. IQL is a new mixed-use destination in Stratford, East London which, by the...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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British Woodworking Federation and Building Research Establishment collaborate to raise standards in fire safety

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors and to help advance standards in their design, manufacture and installation. Fire doors are the first line of...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Automated gate safety on the agenda at Westminster as Gate Safe returns for talks

Eight years after Gate Safe – the charity established to drive awareness of the required safety protocols associated with automated gates – took its campaign to Downing Street, the organisation has returned to Westminster to meet with its key stakeholders and discuss...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Sophisticated criminals cause 350%-plus increase in Contact Centre fraud attacks from 2013-2017

Pindrop’s Voice Intelligence Report 2018 suggests that voice fraud has intensified and is on the up. Between 2016 (one in 937 calls) and 2017 (one in 638 calls), the overall voice channel fraud rate increased by 47%, continuing on the upward trend from last year’s 113%...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Security Industry Authority publishes results of Approved Contractor Scheme review

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the key changes from the latest review of its flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. The changes will take effect on 1 April 2019. The ACS was established in 2006 with a stated purpose ‘to...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by ICO for data security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack that took place last year. The incident, which occurred between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
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BSI partners with NMU for increased supply chain risk management across insurance industry

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions has announced a partnership with NMU, one of the UK’s leading niche insurers. The collaboration will enable NMU’s brokers to further support their clients to reduce their insurance claims by better understanding their supply chain risks. By...
Posted On 19 Sep 2018