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Convergence between physical and cyber environments “leaving businesses exposed”

More than half (59%, in fact) of respondents to the latest social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019 believe that an attack on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) is likely this year. As more devices, systems and infrastructure are connected to the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
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BDO FraudTrack Report: “Value of fraud more than halves in 2018 from record 15-year high”

In-depth research conducted as part of BDO LLP’s annual FraudTrack Report has found that the total value of fraud in the UK more than halved in 2018 following a record 15-year high in 2017. That value has decreased from £2.1 billion to £746.3 million. The specialist business...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
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Hizballah to be banned by UK Government alongside other terrorist organisations

Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) are set to be banned by the UK Government following their proscription as terrorist organisations. A draft order laid in Parliament will proscribe Hizballah in its entirety alongside Ansaroul Islam and JNIM...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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BSIA welcomes lengthy sentences handed down to Cash-in-Transit crime group

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the lengthy sentencing of a security officer who acted as the ‘inside man’ in a series of Cash-in-Transit heists, and very much hopes such stringent jail terms will play a major role in the reduction of...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
Sara Thornton
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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Perpetuity Research undertakes survey on use of advanced technology in physical security measures

Advances in technology and the Internet of Things have changed the way in which we all live and work. They’re also altering the manner in which security operates. ‘Traditional’ security measures are evolving and becoming more advanced and, in some cases, interconnected, but...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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London Mayor’s Budget proposes additional £234 million for policing and tackling crime

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an additional £234 million in policing and tackling violent crime in the capital. This includes an extra £119 million from London’s business rates to support and protect policing numbers in future years from proposed...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Drone safety partnership with retail sector launched as Government moves to limit UAV misuse

The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have announced a new partnership with popular retailer Jessops as part of a national campaign orchestrated to increase public awareness of the rules around flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones....
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Housing developer Magnacrest Ltd fined for ignoring data request issued by ICO

Organisations have been reminded that they could face a criminal prosecution if they fail to respect the public’s legal right to access their personal information. The warning has come from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after housing developer Magnacrest Ltd was...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
Chris Bostock
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Chris Bostock joins risk advisory specialist Deloitte as financial crime practice director

Risk advisory business Deloitte has appointed Chris Bostock as a director within the company’s financial crime practice. With over 15 years’ experience, Bostock joins from the economic crime team at the National Crime Agency (NCA) where he was the threat lead for money...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019