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Cameras to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for first time

Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time following

Home Secretary backs police service’s fight against county lines drug gangs

Home Secretary Priti Patel has backed the police service to step up its fight against county lines drug gangs. The

Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective,

Tavcom Training’s Future of Security Theatre returns to IFSEC International

IFSEC International has announced the return of The Future of Security Theatre, created in collaboration with

IDIS introduces line-up of bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics

IDIS has launched a powerful line-up of Edge VA bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics that wi

Kentec Electronics completes EN 54-13 approvals for popular Taktis product line

Kentec Electronics Ltd, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has completed EN54-13 approvals for the

£97 million in fines imposed by European authorities under terms of GDPR

Over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the 28 European Union Member States plus Norway,

BSI Global Centre of Excellence predicts cyber security trends in 2020

BSI’s Global Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Information Resilience has forecast five key trends across

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Why Companies Need to be Careful

The recent acquittal of three senior figures at Guralp Systems on charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments

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

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Cameras to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for first time

Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time following draft legislation prepared by the Government. The Crown Court (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020 will allow cameras to broadcast the sentencing remarks of High...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Home Secretary backs police service’s fight against county lines drug gangs

Home Secretary Priti Patel has backed the police service to step up its fight against county lines drug gangs. The British Transport Police (BTP) and Merseyside Police have made over 100 arrests during intensive operations that have taken place in the past two months. Officers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020

Opinion

Sarah Hayward-Turton
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
Aziz Rahman
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Why Companies Need to be Careful

The recent acquittal of three senior figures at Guralp Systems on charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments came two months after the company admitted wrongdoing when entering into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Here, Aziz Rahman (whose firm Rahman Ravelli...
Posted On 16 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

Technology

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IDIS introduces line-up of bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics

IDIS has launched a powerful line-up of Edge VA bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics that will “transform” the efficiency of security operations in retail, banking and busy commercial settings. The new cameras build on the power of IDIS Instant Meta Filtering,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Kentec Electronics completes EN 54-13 approvals for popular Taktis product line

Kentec Electronics Ltd, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has completed EN54-13 approvals for the Taktis product line of analogue addressable fire panels. The approval procedures were completed by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). Kevin Swann,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020

Training and Careers

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Tavcom Training’s Future of Security Theatre returns to IFSEC International

IFSEC International has announced the return of The Future of Security Theatre, created in collaboration with Tavcom Training, for the 2020 edition of the event. IFSEC International and Tavcom Training have enjoyed a long partnership that has made The Future of Security Theatre a...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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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

Cyber

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£97 million in fines imposed by European authorities under terms of GDPR

Over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the 28 European Union Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. According to DLA Piper’s latest GDPR Data Breach...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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BSI Global Centre of Excellence predicts cyber security trends in 2020

BSI’s Global Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Information Resilience has forecast five key trends across the cyber security landscape for 2020. They focus on multi-factor authentication attacks, third party/supplier risk management, ongoing privacy assurance, advanced...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020