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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

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

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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 identity documents is being sought by the police in order to start a nine-month jail sentence. On Wednesday 26 February at Wood Green Crown Court, Emmanuel Forson was...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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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 across multiple emerging market jurisdictions. ‘The Structured Credit and Political Risk Market Update’ from Gallagher (the insurance broker, risk...
Posted On 28 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

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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