David SnookDavid ClarkFrom Left to Right: New MSc graduates Khurram Malik, Andrew Protheroe, Christopher Rook and Robin Watson

LFB urges Government to take stronger action on “buildings that fail”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has called on the Government to undertake urgent research and take stronger action on

Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it

David Snook: An Obituary

It is with great sadness that the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) reports the death of David Snook,

David Clark CPP PCI PSP FISRM FInstLM: An Obituary

The Board of ASIS International’s UK Chapter 208 has informed the security profession that David Clark CPP

‘Shaping The Future Together’ serves as theme for SIA National Conference 2019

The Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) National Conference for 2019 takes place in South London at the Kia Oval

“Lack of basic security diligence around IoT” unearthed by ISE research

In a new follow-up cyber security study of network attached storage (NAS) systems and routers since 2013,

SailPoint points towards “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals

With October being ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’, Charles Poff (Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint)

IFSEC Europe launched by Informa in strategic move to extend IFSEC brand

IFSEC International’s organiser Informa has announced that the ever-popular IFSEC brand will now be extended

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK join forces to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s

Gallagher Security unveils Security Health Check tool to help end users identify system vulnerabilities

A free cyber audit tool has been released to its customers by a global technology leader in integrated access

Hanwha Techwin launches “significantly updated” version of Wisenet WAVE VMS

Hanwha Techwin has now introduced what the company terms a “significantly updated” version of its

PerpetuityARC Training celebrates graduation of nine security professionals awarded MSc in International Security and Risk Management

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group of companies, is celebrating the graduation

UK policing “as prepared as possible” for potential no-deal Brexit scenario

Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a deal, the

“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know

ASFP to run Continuing Professional Development seminar on passive fire protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be holding a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest

“Strong growth potential for packaging holography technologies” states Research and Data Report

A new report signals ‘strong growth potential’ for packaging holography technologies. That’s the view of the

Corps Security celebrates Security Officer Appreciation Week with ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’

As part of Security Officer Appreciation Week, Corps Security hosted an inaugural ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’

Securitas hosts firefighting weekend for graduate London Fire Brigade cadets

Securitas recently welcomed top fire cadets to the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh for an action-packed

“Security remains greatest concern in IoT deployment” states Pod Group study

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) adopters have grave concerns for the security of their devices and networks

360 Vision Technology and Check Your Security celebrate ten-year partnership

Promoting the company’s ethos of establishing close working partnerships, CCTV design and manufacturing operation

Camera registry facilitates video sharing for businesses and public safety agencies

Genetec has announced the new camera registry module for Genetec Clearance, a digital evidence management system

‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme “boosts community resilience”

Independent evaluation has found that people have an increased willingness to challenge extremist views after

FIA publishes Annual Report for 2019 outlining “year of growth and change”

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published its Annual Report for 2019 outlining in some detail the growth,

“Cyber crime becoming bolder and shifting in focus” asserts Europol report

Europol’s 2019 cyber crime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments. Cyber crime is

Security & Fire Management News

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LFB urges Government to take stronger action on “buildings that fail”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has called on the Government to undertake urgent research and take stronger action on “buildings that fail”. Buildings that were designed to have a ‘stay put’ policy have been closely looked at by the Brigade, which is now...
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Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it reveals a decline in computer misuse and computer virus offences. In response, Mike Fenton (CEO at Redscan, the UK-based cyber security firm) has pointed to the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019

Opinion

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Addressing the Talent Shortfall in Technology: What’s The Answer?

Whatever happens to Britain’s relationships with Europe and the wider world in the coming months, it seems certain that the shortage of talent in the UK’s technology industry is set to continue, and potentially worsen. 89% of employers in our sector expect to struggle with a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Dr Guy Bunker
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The GDPR and Boards of Directors: Paying Attention to Cyber Security

Cyber security is a topic that’s consistently dominating the mainstream press and we’re seeing an increase in global organisations being put in the spotlight because of targeted breaches, writes Guy Bunker. However, recent research conducted by Clearswift has found...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019

Features

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Resilience versus Reliability: Examining the Right Measures for Electric Power

On Friday 9 August, the UK felt the impacts of what was described by the National Grid as an “incredibly rare” event. The impacts were immediate: homes were plunged into darkness, traffic lights failed to work, trains were cancelled and passengers stranded, hospitals suspended...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Construction Companies and Water Damage: Listening to the Insurers

Very few Tier 1 construction companies are installing water leak detection systems at the beginning of new build projects. This may be for cost reasons, or because the construction companies may not feel it’s their responsibility to implement these systems. Yet repairs to damage...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019

Technology

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Gallagher Security unveils Security Health Check tool to help end users identify system vulnerabilities

A free cyber audit tool has been released to its customers by a global technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection in what it believes is an ‘industry first’. Gallagher Security has unveiled its Security Health...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Hanwha Techwin launches “significantly updated” version of Wisenet WAVE VMS

Hanwha Techwin has now introduced what the company terms a “significantly updated” version of its Wisenet WAVE Video Management Software (VMS) platform. Packed with a long list of new features designed to improve the end user experience, interoperability and cyber...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019

Training and Careers

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Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK join forces to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry. Attracting over 70,000 visitors,...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
From Left to Right: New MSc graduates Khurram Malik, Andrew Protheroe, Christopher Rook and Robin Watson
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PerpetuityARC Training celebrates graduation of nine security professionals awarded MSc in International Security and Risk Management

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group of companies, is celebrating the graduation of nine security professionals who’ve recently attained the highest qualification currently available in the security sector, namely the MSc degree in...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019

Cyber

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“Lack of basic security diligence around IoT” unearthed by ISE research

In a new follow-up cyber security study of network attached storage (NAS) systems and routers since 2013, consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) found 125 vulnerabilities in 13 Internet of Things (IoT) devices, reaffirming an industry-wide problem of a...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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SailPoint points towards “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals

With October being ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’, Charles Poff (Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint) has stressed that it’s important to take a hard look at the “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals currently operational in the industry’s...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019