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Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future

Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is

Risk Advisory launches sixth annual forecast for security and intelligence leaders

Strategic Outlook 2020 is Risk Advisory’s sixth annual forecast for security and intelligence leaders in global

Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains

The Rise of Wireless and the Importance of Integration

In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change. It’s no different for the access control

Securitas moves to acquire leading electronic security company Techco Security

Securitas has reinforced its position within the electronic security market in Spain through the acquisition of

Westminster Magistrates Court grants NCA £1 million Account Freezing Order

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has obtained a £1.13 million Account Freezing Order as part of an investigation

CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire

International Counter Fraud Data Analytics Conference set for March

The Cabinet Office will host a two-day conference focusing on the innovative use of data and data analytics in the

Home Office overhauls police complaints and discipline process via legislation

The Home Office is introducing legislation that will shake up how complaints made against the police are handled

Retailer fined £500,000 for failing to secure data of “at least” 14 million individuals

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited the sum of £500,000 after a ‘Point

Security breach numbers rise during 2019 despite increased protection spend

ServiceNow has released the results of its second sponsored study on cyber security vulnerability and patch

Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and

Videx introduces web server access control system for security professionals

Videx, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of access control and door entry systems, has strengthened its

ONVIF hails collaboration success of 21st Developers’ Plugfest in Rome

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 21st Developers’

OCS wins security contract with Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service

OCS, the international facilities management services company, has been appointed by Her Majesty’s Courts

Figures issued by CPS reveal “violent reality” for Emergency Services workers

Magistrates, Judges and prosecutors alike need to pay attention to new guidelines which should see harsher

Detailed Fortinet study provides telling insight on role of cyber security in OT

A Fortinet-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting has found that, due to increased digitalisation,

Security Technology: Developments in 2020 and Beyond

Recognised as something of a technology visionary who, across the years, has positively disrupted the status quo

IHMA unveils new-look Executive Board to take organisation forward in 2020

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has announced a new-look Executive Board for 2020. The

Kroll expands Cyber Risk practice in Asia Pacific with acquisition of RP Digital Security

Kroll, the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident

Fifth AML Directive means firms must review anti-money laundering processes

The fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive comes into force today, which means that law firms have to make changes

BSIA partners with DIT DSO on raising awareness of UK security exports

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is to partner with the Department for International Trade’s

Cyber security sector welcomes “world first” with publication of unique guide

A guide which, for the first time, brings together knowledge from the world’s leading cyber security experts has

Hanwha Techwin further expands affordable Wisenet Q H.265 camera line-up

The three new Wisenet Q cameras recently introduced by Hanwha Techwin offer cost-effective and real-life practical

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Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is the first change to the firearms Code of Practice for 17 years. The new Code of Practice will meet one of the recommendations of the Grainger Inquiry, which called...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Risk Advisory launches sixth annual forecast for security and intelligence leaders

Strategic Outlook 2020 is Risk Advisory’s sixth annual forecast for security and intelligence leaders in global businesses, Governments and international organisations. The document conveys the joint assessments of Risk Advisory’s regional and thematic intelligence analysts and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Opinion

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The Rise of Wireless and the Importance of Integration

In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change. It’s no different for the access control environment. Here, Trevor Ball asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless systems integration in today’s shifting access control market. The world of...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
Keith Bloodworth
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Security Technology: Developments in 2020 and Beyond

Recognised as something of a technology visionary who, across the years, has positively disrupted the status quo and helped to revolutionise the way in which security software is used, Keith Bloodworth forecasts the general direction of the security industry and notes new trends...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020

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Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out. As a result of several high-profile...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Testing Times: The CBEST Scheme and Simulated Cyber Attack Scenarios

CBEST is the Bank of England’s intelligence-led cyber adversary simulation framework, used for testing systemically critical financial organisations through simulated cyber attack scenarios based on real-world threats and risks. As Owen Wright explains, a CBEST exercise lasts...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020

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Videx introduces web server access control system for security professionals

Videx, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of access control and door entry systems, has strengthened its presence in the access market by launching a new web server access control system. The WS4 can manage up to 20 entrances locally or remotely from anywhere via a mobile...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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ONVIF hails collaboration success of 21st Developers’ Plugfest in Rome

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest late last year in Rome. It was an event that highlighted the continued demand for interoperable solutions. More than 30 developers and engineers from 18...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020

Training and Careers

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Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. This one-day event is targeted at security professionals, learning and development specialists and experts in education and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020
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Police call on public to sign up for free counter-terrorism awareness training

Devised by Counter-Terrorism Policing officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like Shopping Centres and entertainment venues. Now, Counter-Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019

Cyber

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Security breach numbers rise during 2019 despite increased protection spend

ServiceNow has released the results of its second sponsored study on cyber security vulnerability and patch management which was conducted alongside The Ponemon Institute. The study, entitled ‘Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response’, found that,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020