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Surge in break-ins indicates need for security

Police forces across the UK are currently carrying out extra night patrols in empty city and town centres in case

BSI releases suite of best practice standards

BSI has made a suite of risk and business continuity standards publicly available to help British businesses

Online security training course prices reduced

Linx International Group has announced that it has reduced the cost of all online courses provided by Tavcom

What does the cloud mean for security?

Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO of Morphean, examines what the shifting physical security landscape as a result of IoT and

Coronavirus impacts global smart home market

Amid the continued fallout of the coronavirus crisis, the global smart home market is expected to fall nearly $20

Local shop crime cost over £211m last year

Britain’s local shops have been the victim of over 50,000 incidents of violence over the last year, according to

Will AI and IoT innovation increase revenues?

The advent of 4G and 5G IoT-based connectivity is spurring the online migration of smart-city applications, helping

Summit instigates debate on key security issues

Key topics and challenges affecting the security systems and guarding sectors were addressed at this year’s

HVM products protect Birmingham landmark

A Derby company which designs and manufactures security devices designed to stop vehicles has installed two of its

BAFE aims to raise verification awareness

BAFE has launched a new campaign to inform buyers and specifiers that third party certification is only part of the

Home Secretary announces eight-week Police Covenant consultation

A Police Covenant has come a step closer with the announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel of the launch of an

On-the-run East London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

A fugitive of justice from East London who has repeatedly failed to appear in court on charges of using fake

Capacity in credit and political risk insurance markets “close to all-time high”

Capacity in both the credit and political risk insurance markets is close to an all-time high, despite rising risks

Former Barclays executives acquitted of conspiracy to commit fraud

Roger Jenkins, Richard Boath and Thomas Kalaris have been acquitted of fraud in the UK’s first trial of bank

Russell Penny CPP elected chair of ASIS International’s UK Chapter

Following a recent Board Meeting of the UK Chapter of ASIS International, the organisation has announced that

Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on

First major City Security Council training exercise takes place in central London

Businesses in the Eastern Cluster of the City of London took part in a major training exercise on Saturday 22

Sean Sutton appointed cyber security partner at PwC UK

Sean Sutton has been appointed as cyber security partner at PwC UK, and will be based at the firm’s new Birmingham

Five victories for Mitie at 2020 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The fourth annual UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Ceremony, supported by headline sponsor

Experts demand public’s involvement in Government’s new UK security policy

Rethinking Security, the network of peace and security experts, has called on the Government to adopt what it terms

Reconnaissance International White Paper focuses on digital document security

A new White Paper, which examines the implications of the transition from physical to digital security documents,

Financial Conduct Authority data breach referred to Information Commissioner

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was recently made aware that, in response to a Freedom of Information Act

“Lack of training will devalue ‘Protect Duty’ proposal” warns Get Licensed

Get Licensed is warning that the Government’s latest proposals designed to protect public spaces from

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

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Surge in break-ins indicates need for security

Police forces across the UK are currently carrying out extra night patrols in empty city and town centres in case burglars target shops, pubs and other commercial premises during the coronavirus lockdown. Collating intelligence data from police reports, news items, and their own...
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BSI releases suite of best practice standards

BSI has made a suite of risk and business continuity standards publicly available to help British businesses navigate the challenges they face as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The standards provide organisations with access to best practice guidance and...

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What does the cloud mean for security?

Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO of Morphean, examines what the shifting physical security landscape as a result of IoT and cloud computing means for the traditional fire and security industry. The cloud is transforming business in every sector, offering benefits of scalability,...
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Will AI and IoT innovation increase revenues?

The advent of 4G and 5G IoT-based connectivity is spurring the online migration of smart-city applications, helping generate a more than sevenfold increase in smart-city artificial intelligence (AI) software revenue by 2025. The global smart-city AI software market is set to soar...

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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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“Lack of training will devalue ‘Protect Duty’ proposal” warns Get Licensed

Get Licensed is warning that the Government’s latest proposals designed to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks will be futile unless those involved in front line security receive effective training. The company – which works with training providers throughout the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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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

Cyber

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Financial Conduct Authority data breach referred to Information Commissioner

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was recently made aware that, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request published on its website in November last year, certain underlying confidential information may have been accessible. The response related to the number and...
Posted On 26 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