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Police announce partnership with Wish in bid to combat scourge of knife crime

The police service is announcing a new partnership with online marketplace Wish that will tackle the sale of

Government proposes new duty to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks

Newly-appointed security minister James Brokenshire has announced Home Office plans to introduce a law which will

Zaun uplifts Security Ratings range to accommodate latest BRE certifications

High security perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has uplifted all of its Security Ratings (SR) range to the latest

Security Industry Authority issues update on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is continuing to develop new licence-linked qualifications as part of its

“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe

Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 3)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a

Dun & Bradstreet Briefing Report outlines business impact of Coronavirus

A Briefing Report compiled by Dun & Bradstreet, the specialist business information provider, serves to

UK cyber entrepreneurs set to meet world’s security experts in Silicon Valley

An exciting mix of innovative start-ups are flying the flag for the UK at a prestigious conference on cyber security

Spikes in high-risk vulnerabilities and public cloud attacks dominate threatscape

Imperva has launched its latest Cyber Threat Index, a monthly report and measurement of the global threat landscape

Centurion Fire & Security to roll-out “world’s most advanced fire system technology”

Centurion Fire & Security has been selected as one of the first companies to test and roll-out t

SoloProtect and bpha announce partnership to boost lone worker safety

SoloProtect, the international lone worker solution provider, has announced an addition to its customer

Broadstone and TrackTik address staffing needs of private security industry

Technology start-up Broadstone and cloud-based security workforce management solution provider TrackTik have

Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s

The Real Living Wage and the Private Security Industry

Did you know that the private security industry suffers from some of the lowest pay rates in the UK? On top of

Mayor of London to invest £55.5 million on tackling causes of violent crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that he’s directing £55.5 million of new funding into tackling

ICO consults on draft AI auditing framework guidance for organisations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation focused on the organisation’s

Corporate Crime: Reaping the Benefits of Self-Reporting

Recently disclosed statistics show that only a small number of companies are prosecuted after self-reporting

Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 2)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a

Arcules partners with Milestone Systems to deliver hybrid VMS solution

Arcules, the specialist in integrated video and access control cloud services, has announced the commercial

Genetec introduces Security Center to unify airport security and operations 

Genetec has introduced Security Center for Airports, a new solution designed to help airports of all sizes manage

Egress Survey: 97% of IT leaders say insider data breaches are “major concern”

Egress, the provider of human layer data security solutions, has announced the findings of its second Global

BlackBerry report highlights most common tactics used by cyber criminals

BlackBerry Limited has issued its 2020 Threat Report examining the latest adversarial techniques and tactics as

Daiwa reappoints Axis Group businesses to safeguard European head office

Axis Security has been re-appointed by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe to provide security guarding and reception

Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is

KPMG market analysis pinpoints 5% rise in insolvency events during 2019

The number of companies falling into administration increased by just under 5% during 2019. That’s according

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Police announce partnership with Wish in bid to combat scourge of knife crime

The police service is announcing a new partnership with online marketplace Wish that will tackle the sale of illegal knives in the UK. The partnership will see Wish establish a procedure for the police to report products they’re concerned about to the company, with Wish...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Government proposes new duty to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks

Newly-appointed security minister James Brokenshire has announced Home Office plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures designed to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack. Delivering on the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020

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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 3)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 3 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Corporate Crime: Reaping the Benefits of Self-Reporting

Recently disclosed statistics show that only a small number of companies are prosecuted after self-reporting bribery and corruption. Aziz Rahman observes that such a course of action demands careful consideration. There’s a widely-accepted view that, when it comes to...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020

Features

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The Real Living Wage and the Private Security Industry

Did you know that the private security industry suffers from some of the lowest pay rates in the UK? On top of that, are you aware that there are now over five million people living with the reality of in-work poverty? Bearing those two factors in mind, ‘a fair day’s pay for a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Security Convergence: Getting It Together

The convergence of security and other building technologies offers considerable commercial, operational and environmental benefits. Here, Alistair Enser explains how joining previously separate systems together avoids duplication of effort and increases efficiency, while at the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020

Technology

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Zaun uplifts Security Ratings range to accommodate latest BRE certifications

High security perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has uplifted all of its Security Ratings (SR) range to the latest certifications from the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The BRE has revised its Security Ratings to the Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 as certified by...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Centurion Fire & Security to roll-out “world’s most advanced fire system technology”

Centurion Fire & Security has been selected as one of the first companies to test and roll-out the “world’s most advanced fire system technology”. The major deal is announced as the firm approaches a milestone year in which revenues are expected to grow by 25%....
Posted On 24 Feb 2020

Training and Careers

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Security Industry Authority issues update on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is continuing to develop new licence-linked qualifications as part of its review of industry skills and qualifications. To allow all parties sufficient time to prepare for the changes, the SIA expects to launch the new qualifications this...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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CPD webinar set to raise awareness on benefits of multi-sensor technology

Life safety systems developer Hochiki Europe is set to host a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-accredited webinar at 2.00 pm on Thursday 5 March focusing on the benefits of multi-sensors and the importance of understanding the most appropriate accreditation for this...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020

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“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe technology firms are the least secure with 18% saying they have the furthest to go to improve security. Government (16%) and finance (14%) are two other industries that...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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UK cyber entrepreneurs set to meet world’s security experts in Silicon Valley

An exciting mix of innovative start-ups are flying the flag for the UK at a prestigious conference on cyber security in California’s Silicon Valley. The seven companies (namely TrustStamp, Ohalo, Pixelpin, Secure Schools, The CyberFish Company, fraud.Net and Keybox) are supported...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020