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Unlicensed security boss given prison sentence for “blatant” and “premeditated” fraud

On 12 December 2018 at Antrim Crown Court, Steven Ian Nixon (47) of Portadown – the owner of Eventsafe Security – was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for fraud and three months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Enforcement activity will continue to fall “until Fire and Rescue Services are allocated sufficient additional resources”

Fire safety inspections in buildings have fallen by 40%, leaving thousands of people at risk. According to the Fire Protection Association (FPA), that statistic “should be a source of deep shame for this Government”. “What value do we place on the lives of our...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Digital skills gap narrows “but still persists from classroom to Boardroom” urges Deloitte

Business leaders’ confidence in the digital capabilities of new entrants to the workplace has improved in the last six months. That’s according to the latest Digital Disruption Index issued by Deloitte. 18% of digital leaders believe that school leavers and graduates are...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Euralarm urges use of holistic approach towards fire safety for building renovations

Following on from the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), many renovations of existing buildings are to be expected in the coming years. These renovations must lead to buildings that are more energy efficient than they are today. This will require the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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New police powers to tackle illegal use of drones unveiled by Department for Transport

The Government is moving forward with plans to give police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse with the publication of its considered response to the drones consultation exercise. New legislation will give police officers the power to land drones, search premises and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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IOPC’s Ian Todd appointed as next chief executive at Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Ian Todd FRSA FCMI as the Regulator’s new chief executive. Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Alan Clamp at the end of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
Representatives from the Surrey Police Economic Crime Unit and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit Cyber and Digital Task Force receive their award
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Specialist fraud and financial crime investigators honoured at Keith Hughes Awards

The UK’s leading experts in fraud, financial investigation and law enforcement recently convened in Manchester for the SOCEX Fraud and Financial Crime Conference. The event also played host to the thirteenth annual Keith Hughes Awards. Sponsored and founded by Altia-ABM, the...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
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Sword GRC acquires Magique Galileo in move designed to deliver “industry-leading” GRC solutions

Sword GRC, the supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has acquired Magique Galileo. The move will enable Sword GRC to offer an expanded and “industry-leading” range of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software and services.   Nick Scully,...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019
The BSI's headquarters in Chiswick
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British Standards Institution named McAfee MPOWER Cloud Partner of the Year 2018

BSI’s Global Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Information Resilience has been bestowed with the McAfee MPOWER Cloud Partner of the Year Award 2018. The accolade was announced at the recent MPOWER Cyber Security Summit held in Rome. The award is presented to the company...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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Fire Sector Federation welcomes Government’s decision on Fire Safety Implementation Plan

The Fire Sector Federation has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Implementation Plan in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The Federation is heartened that the Government “agrees with the Review’s diagnosis and...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019