Alan CalderInformation Commissioner Elizabeth DenhamTom KellermannLeft to Right: Gavin Dunleavy (commercial director, DVS), Clive Mason (managing director, Webeye), David Davies (CTO, DVS), Tim Goodson (managing director, DVS) and Mark Wall (sales director for UK and Europe, Webeye)Klaus Allion

Prestigious FSA Fire and Security Industry Awards now open for 2019 nominations

The fire, emergency and security systems industry is being urged to nominate outstanding individuals who have

£10 million investment underpins new Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre

Efforts to uncover the true scale of modern slavery, expose more trafficking networks and better inform action

LogMeIn study finds 9% of businesses experiencing significant identity challenges

LastPass by LogMeIn has announced the results of a new study conducted by Vanson Bourne to offer businesses

Aon opts for Evolution in bid to showcase excellence in security systems provision

Aon, the global professional services firm, is benefiting from the expertise and technical know-how of fire and

Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on

Criminals to face fresh crackdown in Government’s fight against dirty money

The Economic Crime Plan draws together actions designed to overhaul the Government’s approach to tackling

2019 British Security Awards winners unveiled by British Security Industry Association

The national winners of the British Security Awards 2019 have been announced. Organised by the British Security

BNP Paribas banks on Corps Security for integrated partnership

Corps Security has won a three-plus-two-year contract to provide security services for French international bank

‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management

Information Commissioner points towards “unprecedented year” for ICO in 2018-2019 Annual Report

The public has woken up to the potential of their personal data, the Information Commissioner has said on

Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire &

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Enacting Proactive Risk Management

In the highly regulated industries of finance, healthcare and energy, a focus on governance, risk and compliance

Axis Security’s Mercury Shopping Centre Team wins ‘Security Team of the Year’

Axis Security’s team of officers based at The Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford has been awarded ‘Security Team of

“Use of Artificial Intelligence for fraud detection set to triple by 2021” asserts SAS

While only 13% of organisations use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect and deter fraud,

Crowdguard commences deployment of award-winning HVM technology across UK

Crowdguard is now deploying the British-manufactured Surface Guard hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) product from

Crowe report highlights staggering £130 billion annual cost of fraud in UK plc

Fraud is costing businesses and individuals in the UK £130 billion each year. The Financial Cost of Fraud Report

BlackBerry introduces 24×7 threat hunting solution with CylanceGUARD launch

BlackBerry Limited has developed CylanceGUARD, a managed detection and response solution that leverages BlackBerry

Human Rights groups seek to build on historic surveillance judgement in fresh Grand Chamber appeal

Following last year’s victory in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the UK’s historic

Webeye signs virtual monitoring service partnership with Hikvision distributor DVS

Webeye and DVS have teamed up to supply customers with a virtual monitoring service that reacts quickly to make

Blocking DDoS Attacks: Cutting Down on Response Times Using Automation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be catastrophic, but the right knowledge and tactics will

Critical Alarms: The Risks of Not Responding in Time

Klaus Allion explores the moral duty and legal responsibility of particular industries that operate within a

ICO intends to fine Marriott International £99 million for GDPR infringements

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its

Skillsoft Survey finds compliance and Health and Safety teams “struggle” with lack of automation

A new study from Skillsoft has found that Health and Safety teams are struggling with time-intensive manual

Axis Communications issues White Paper on ‘Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security’

Axis Communications, the specialist in network video technology, has published its latest whitepaper entitled

NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this

Security & Fire Management News

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Prestigious FSA Fire and Security Industry Awards now open for 2019 nominations

The fire, emergency and security systems industry is being urged to nominate outstanding individuals who have changed the sector for the better for this year’s Fire & Security Association (FSA) Awards. The two awards, which are being presented once again at the...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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£10 million investment underpins new Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre

Efforts to uncover the true scale of modern slavery, expose more trafficking networks and better inform action aimed at stamping out these crimes have been boosted following news of the Government’s investment of £10 million to create a cutting-edge Policy and Evidence Centre for...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019

Opinion

Alan Calder
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Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on the rise, with 60% of law firms reported to have suffered an information security incident during 2018. In 2017 alone, no less than £11 million of clients’...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy...
Posted On 12 Jul 2019

Features

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Blocking DDoS Attacks: Cutting Down on Response Times Using Automation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be catastrophic, but the right knowledge and tactics will drastically improve the host organisation’s chances of successfully mitigating such episodes. Here, Adrian Taylor explores the five ways in which automation can...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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Enterprise Security Risk Management: A Security Programme Maturity Model

As one of its stated strategic initiatives, ASIS International has been actively involved in promoting the adoption of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). ESRM is a strategic security programme management approach that ties an organisation’s security practice to its...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019

Technology

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Crowdguard commences deployment of award-winning HVM technology across UK

Crowdguard is now deploying the British-manufactured Surface Guard hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) product from ATG across the UK in partnership with Ainscough Industrial Services. Winner of the Physical Security category in 2019’s Counter-Terror Awards, the surface-mounted...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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BlackBerry introduces 24×7 threat hunting solution with CylanceGUARD launch

BlackBerry Limited has developed CylanceGUARD, a managed detection and response solution that leverages BlackBerry Cylance security experts and the company’s native Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform to provide continuous threat hunting and monitoring. For an elite...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019

Training and Careers

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Skillsoft Survey finds compliance and Health and Safety teams “struggle” with lack of automation

A new study from Skillsoft has found that Health and Safety teams are struggling with time-intensive manual processes to track employee training along with a lack of automation for delivering that training. A failure to automate operations with technology means these teams have...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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ARC Training International focuses on oil and gas sector security training

There are few industries that require an in-depth understanding of security management as much as the oil and gas sector. Personal safety aside, the risks of theft, terrorism, environmental damage and reputational impact are some very real problems which can have devastating...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019

Cyber

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LogMeIn study finds 9% of businesses experiencing significant identity challenges

LastPass by LogMeIn has announced the results of a new study conducted by Vanson Bourne to offer businesses insights into the state of identity and access management (IAM) and actionable steps to improve their IAM programme. The study, entitled ‘The Guide to Modern...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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“Use of Artificial Intelligence for fraud detection set to triple by 2021” asserts SAS

While only 13% of organisations use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect and deter fraud, another 25% plan to adopt such technologies in the next year or two. This represents a nigh on 200% increase. Fraud examiners reveal this and other anti-fraud tech...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019