Thames House where the JTAC is basedLuke Bird FBCIEwen O'BrienAlan Calder

Securitas publishes Interim Report covering period from January-September 2019

Global security solutions giant Securitas has just issued its interim financial report covering the period from

ICO calls for views on application for powers under Proceeds of Crime Act

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham invites views on her office being granted access to investigation and

UK terror threat level lowered to ‘Substantial’ by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

The threat level posed in the UK from terrorism has been reduced to ‘Substantial’, meaning that an

End user survey affords ringing endorsement for ACT Awareness eLearning

Nine out of ten users of an online terrorism awareness course developed by Counter-Terrorism Policing and High

HMRC aims to recover £612 million in underpaid tax relating to R&D tax reliefs

According to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has

Luke Bird FBCI elected to Business Continuity Institute’s Global Board

The Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) member volunteer community has just elected a new member to the BCI

Two-thirds of legal professionals expect no rise in SFO conviction rate

More than two-thirds of legal professionals who specialise in white collar crime don’t believe the Serious

Speaker line-up confirmed for 2019 CSL Industry Forum in central London

CSL has just announced the speaker line-up for its annual Industry Forum (formally known as the Insurers’ Forum),

National Cyber Deception Laboratory helps MoD take fight to network attackers

Cranfield University and the Defence Cyber School at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham are working together to

Johnson Controls launches CEM Systems S3050 portable reader for access control

The CEM Systems S3050 portable reader is a lightweight hand-held card reading device for use with the AC2000 access

Dedicated Wisenet Pinhole Height Strip camera issued by Hanwha Techwin

The new H.265 Wisenet XNB-H6461H Pinhole Height Strip camera from Hanwha Techwin offers end users the opportunity

(ISC)² finds cyber security workforce must grow by 145% to close skills gap

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the

Glasgow Caledonian University seeks industry leaders to join inaugural security MBA programme

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has partnered with security consultant CAMOR to launch two work-based

What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into

Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving

Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent

Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

As practitioners right across the UK continually strive to improve upon fire safety and building standards in the

1,700 arrested in targeted knife crime action by police services in England and Wales

Police across England and Wales have arrested more than 1,700 people during a week of targeted operations to tackle

Tech Nation to support ‘LawTech’ growth in UK with £2 million of central Government funding

A leading British technology firm has been awarded £2 million of Government funding to help support the digital

Meet The Security Company: First Response Group

This is the 23rd instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on

‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management

International standard for effective business continuity updated by ISO

Natural disasters, fires, supply chain issues and cyber attacks are just some of the many unexpected yet possible

“Risk of major fire tragedy remains” claims ECA in wake of ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation

The risk of further fire tragedies following the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze has been raised by leading engineering

New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a

Collaborative initiative puts £400 million worth of online claims under spotlight

Hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of unchallenged malicious refunds targeting some of the biggest names

Security & Fire Management News

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Securitas publishes Interim Report covering period from January-September 2019

Global security solutions giant Securitas has just issued its interim financial report covering the period from January through until September this year. The document highlights a 5% organic sales growth during that time on total sales of MSEK 82 642, with the company’s...
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ICO calls for views on application for powers under Proceeds of Crime Act

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham invites views on her office being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. Personal data has a monetary value and is increasingly being recognised and treated as a commodity...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019

Opinion

Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Alan Calder
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Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the Boardroom agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses here in the UK have said that they’ve identified at least one cyber security breach in the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019

Features

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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

As practitioners right across the UK continually strive to improve upon fire safety and building standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Karen Trigg discusses the pressure now exerted on specialised housing landlords in their ongoing efforts to keep residents safe....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019

Technology

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Johnson Controls launches CEM Systems S3050 portable reader for access control

The CEM Systems S3050 portable reader is a lightweight hand-held card reading device for use with the AC2000 access control and security management system. It’s designed to be used for ID card validation at temporary entrances or remote sites which have no power and as a...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Dedicated Wisenet Pinhole Height Strip camera issued by Hanwha Techwin

The new H.265 Wisenet XNB-H6461H Pinhole Height Strip camera from Hanwha Techwin offers end users the opportunity to covertly capture an image of a person’s face and, when used in conjunction with another camera, establish the approximate height of the individual under...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019

Training and Careers

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End user survey affords ringing endorsement for ACT Awareness eLearning

Nine out of ten users of an online terrorism awareness course developed by Counter-Terrorism Policing and High Street giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) would recommend the package to a colleague. A survey of 20,000 course participants also found that nine out of ten said the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Glasgow Caledonian University seeks industry leaders to join inaugural security MBA programme

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has partnered with security consultant CAMOR to launch two work-based qualifications which offer security professionals the chance to combine work with academic study through a blended learning mode of delivery at GCU’s London campus in...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019

Cyber

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National Cyber Deception Laboratory helps MoD take fight to network attackers

Cranfield University and the Defence Cyber School at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham are working together to develop a national focal point for cyber deception and help the Ministry of Defence (MoD) better defend networks in cyber space. The National Cyber Deception Laboratory...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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(ISC)² finds cyber security workforce must grow by 145% to close skills gap

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the findings of its 2019 Cyber Security Workforce Study, which for the first time estimates the current cyber security workforce (2.8 million professionals), as well as the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019