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National finalists for 2019 edition of British Security Awards unveiled by BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Trade Association’s ever-popular British Security Awards, with the ceremony to be held on Wednesday 10 July at the Marriott Hotel on London’s...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
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Rebecca Lawrence appointed as next CEO of Crown Prosecution Service

The next CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been named as Rebecca Lawrence. Lawrence has a strong track record in leadership roles across the public sector, and is currently CEO of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in London. Lawrence will join the CPS...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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Consumers reluctant to swap passwords for biometrics for fear of identity fraud

Over half (53%) of consumers in the UK are worried that the shift towards biometrics for authenticating online payments will dramatically increase the amount of identity fraud. That’s according to new research conducted by Paysafe, the global payments provider. The study...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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Former company director pleads guilty to £12 million bribery scheme unearthed by SFO

In a hearing conducted at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 30 May, Carole Ann Hodson pleaded guilty to bribery in relation to a scheme orchestrated to secure £12 million worth of contracts for ALCA Fasteners Ltd, a company she owned at the time. The scheme, which operated...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Big Brother Watch hails ICO decision as HMRC forced to delete five million voice IDs

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been forced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to delete the voice IDs for no less than five million taxpayers from its database, with civil liberties campaigner Big Brother Watch hailing the news a “massive...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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“Over eight-in-ten companies experience third party failure” states Deloitte study

According to new research conducted by Deloitte, more than eight-in-ten organisations globally (83%) have experienced a third party incident – such as a supplier losing data after falling victim to a cyber attack – in the past three years. The figure rises to 90% of all UK-based...
Posted On 31 May 2019
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“Holograms continue to play central role in banknote security” signposts new report

A new report on banknote security features reveals that holograms will continue to play a central role of issuing authorities’ strategies designed to tackle counterfeiting and criminal activity. The Diffractive Features on Banknotes Report, produced by Currency Publications Ltd,...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Latest update on PD 6662:2017 for intruder and hold-up alarms issued by NSI

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announced changes published in the latest edition of PD 6662 (effective from 1 June 2019) at its recent Summit for approved companies. PD 6662 is essential for any organisation requiring a police response to intruder alarms and/or...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Intensified action on knife crime realises police seizure of 10,000-plus weapons

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in the police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife-related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons. All police forces joined Operation Sceptre, which used a range of tactics – among them weapons...
Posted On 30 May 2019