Swindon Magistrates CourtAntrim Crown CourtPiers WhiteNeil WilliamsSue FrithMike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby ReeveDavid SnookDavid Clark

Guilty plea for unlicensed security boss who claimed business was “just a hobby”

A Swindon man who claimed that his security business was “just a hobby” has pleaded guilty to working without a

Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the

Securitas honours outstanding performance of staff at annual Community Awards

Securitas UK hosted its annual Community Awards on Wednesday 16 October. Now in their tenth year, the Community

BRE Group appoints Piers White MBE as new chairman for three-year term

BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new chair. White, who will commence his role at the end of November,

Action taken by Government to detect, deter and disrupt misuse of drones

The Conservative Government is all set to develop a new mobile counter-drone unit that will be deployed to

Latest Cifas research reveals “sharp rise” in middle-aged money mules

The latest research carried out by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has revealed a sharp rise in

CIC announces support for sprinkler installations in buildings above 11 metres

The Construction Industry Council, which is the representative forum for professional bodies, research

OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit 2020 to be organised in association with NSI

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is pleased to be working in association with the National

Jürgen Stock appointed for second term in office as Interpol Secretary General

The Interpol General Assembly has voted to appoint Jürgen Stock for a second term as Secretary General of the

Reliance High-Tech takes security systems university challenge at UCL

As well as offering an unrivalled level of higher education, University College London (UCL) is also committed to

Under Data Pressure: Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

Over the last 18 months, it’s clear that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society

Government confronts cyber threats posed to businesses and personal data

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced that British businesses and members of the public are set to be

Serious Fraud Office concludes investigation into LIBOR manipulation

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced the closure of its investigation into LIBOR manipulation. Following a

The Serious Fraud Office and Covert Surveillance: The Way Forward?

Speaking at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual White Collar Crime Conference in central London

Fraud in the NHS: You Need to Find It to Fight It

The hidden nature of fraud means that the first step in tackling it is finding it, as Sue Frith explains in her

Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve wins City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery

Detective Sergeant (DS) Joby Reeve of the City of London Police has been selected for the ‘Principal Bravery Award’

LFB urges Government to take stronger action on “buildings that fail”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has called on the Government to undertake urgent research and take stronger action on

Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it

David Snook: An Obituary

It is with great sadness that the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) reports the death of David Snook,

David Clark CPP PCI PSP FISRM FInstLM: An Obituary

The Board of ASIS International’s UK Chapter 208 has informed the security profession that David Clark CPP

‘Shaping The Future Together’ serves as theme for SIA National Conference 2019

The Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) National Conference for 2019 takes place in South London at the Kia Oval

“Lack of basic security diligence around IoT” unearthed by ISE research

In a new follow-up cyber security study of network attached storage (NAS) systems and routers since 2013,

SailPoint points towards “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals

With October being ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’, Charles Poff (Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint)

IFSEC Europe launched by Informa in strategic move to extend IFSEC brand

IFSEC International’s organiser Informa has announced that the ever-popular IFSEC brand will now be extended

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BRE Group appoints Piers White MBE as new chairman for three-year term

BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new chair. White, who will commence his role at the end of November, joins BRE Group for the next three years at a time when the built environment industry is going through an exciting period of change and innovation. White brings a...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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Action taken by Government to detect, deter and disrupt misuse of drones

The Conservative Government is all set to develop a new mobile counter-drone unit that will be deployed to drone-related incidents and major events across the UK as part of the new Counter-Drones Strategy just launched by security minister Brandon Lewis. The...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019

Opinion

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The Serious Fraud Office and Covert Surveillance: The Way Forward?

Speaking at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual White Collar Crime Conference in central London earlier this month, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director Lisa Osofsky again talked of using covert surveillance as part of her agency’s investigations. However, Neil...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Fraud in the NHS: You Need to Find It to Fight It

The hidden nature of fraud means that the first step in tackling it is finding it, as Sue Frith explains in her first article since recently being appointed permanent CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA). As the CEO of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, my focus is very...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

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Under Data Pressure: Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

Over the last 18 months, it’s clear that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has contributed towards the complete overhaul of the way in which we handle our data. So many organisations have made strides forward and for the right reasons. Yet,...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society in the sense that it’s increasingly occupied with debating, preventing and managing risks that it itself has produced”. Beck was writing in the mid-1980s in a...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019

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Gallagher Security unveils Security Health Check tool to help end users identify system vulnerabilities

A free cyber audit tool has been released to its customers by a global technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection in what it believes is an ‘industry first’. Gallagher Security has unveiled its Security Health...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Hanwha Techwin launches “significantly updated” version of Wisenet WAVE VMS

Hanwha Techwin has now introduced what the company terms a “significantly updated” version of its Wisenet WAVE Video Management Software (VMS) platform. Packed with a long list of new features designed to improve the end user experience, interoperability and cyber...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019

Training and Careers

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Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK join forces to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities

Skills for Security and WorldSkills UK are launching a new Electronic Security Systems Competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE to raise awareness of apprenticeship and career opportunities in the security and surveillance industry. Attracting over 70,000 visitors,...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
From Left to Right: New MSc graduates Khurram Malik, Andrew Protheroe, Christopher Rook and Robin Watson
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PerpetuityARC Training celebrates graduation of nine security professionals awarded MSc in International Security and Risk Management

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group of companies, is celebrating the graduation of nine security professionals who’ve recently attained the highest qualification currently available in the security sector, namely the MSc degree in...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019

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Government confronts cyber threats posed to businesses and personal data

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced that British businesses and members of the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber bullying thanks to a new Government-backed partnership with industry. The...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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“Lack of basic security diligence around IoT” unearthed by ISE research

In a new follow-up cyber security study of network attached storage (NAS) systems and routers since 2013, consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) found 125 vulnerabilities in 13 Internet of Things (IoT) devices, reaffirming an industry-wide problem of a...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019