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For the first time, directors who dissolve companies in order to avoid paying workers or pensions could now face

Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union

Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to

SIA launches consultation on skills specifications for licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation which will help to determine the content of the

Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the launch of a Royal Institute of British

Surveillance Cameras and Fire Detection: Towards An Integrated Solution

Video fire/smoke detection is a safety solution based on the computer analysis of images provided by standard CCTV

Amberstone acquires Cardinal Security to form specialist Amberstone Guarding division

Two of the biggest names in the security and loss prevention sectors are to come together as part of an ambitious

Prestigious SABRE security certification awarded to International Quarter London by BRE

International Quarter London (IQL) has become the first in-use development in the world to be awarded the SABRE

“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and

Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and CompTIA back Cyber Ready Scotland skills programme

Technology association CompTIA has announced the launch of a fully-funded cyber security training programme for

UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it

‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we

Successful threat intelligence programmes save UK businesses £6 million on average in past 12 months

Security platform provider ThreatConnect’s latest survey, entitled ‘Building A Threat Intelligence

British Woodworking Federation and Building Research Establishment collaborate to raise standards in fire safety

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have joined forces in a bid

National Association for Healthcare Security Conference aims to ‘Protect The Millions’

The National Association for Healthcare Security’s (NAHS) 2018 Conference runs in Birmingham on Thursday 8

Automated gate safety on the agenda at Westminster as Gate Safe returns for talks

Eight years after Gate Safe – the charity established to drive awareness of the required safety protocols

Sophisticated criminals cause 350%-plus increase in Contact Centre fraud attacks from 2013-2017

Pindrop’s Voice Intelligence Report 2018 suggests that voice fraud has intensified and is on the up. Between

PerpetuityARC Training unveils online version of popular Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management course

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group, has launched a distance learning option for

HID Global acquires Crossmatch in bid to expand biometric identity management offer

HID Global, the trusted identity solutions specialist, has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in the field of biometric

SD Cards: The Unsung Heroes of Video Surveillance

SD cards are small and tucked away, but we should never take them for granted as they can make a significant

Institute of Risk Management launches all-new Digital Risk Management Certificate

A new specialist Certificate awarded by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) – and developed with support

Security Industry Authority publishes results of Approved Contractor Scheme review

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the key changes from the latest review of its flagship Approved

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by ICO for data security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the

BSI partners with NMU for increased supply chain risk management across insurance industry

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions has announced a partnership with NMU, one of the UK’s leading niche

Why Today’s CEOs Must Pay Attention to Security Programmes

There are various questions CEOs should be asking their teams when it comes to cyber security. Some of them

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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018

Opinion

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SD Cards: The Unsung Heroes of Video Surveillance

SD cards are small and tucked away, but we should never take them for granted as they can make a significant contribution towards end users achieving maximum benefit from their video surveillance systems. Here, Uri Guterman sings the praises of SD cards and provides some...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Why Today’s CEOs Must Pay Attention to Security Programmes

There are various questions CEOs should be asking their teams when it comes to cyber security. Some of them concentrate on how organisations are managing risks, the evolution of the budget and understanding the Top Five risks (or high-risk areas) within the business. Here, Rick...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018

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Surveillance Cameras and Fire Detection: Towards An Integrated Solution

Video fire/smoke detection is a safety solution based on the computer analysis of images provided by standard CCTV cameras linked to a self-contained processing system capable of recognising smoke and flame patterns within the video image. Here, Risk Xtra interviews the Fire...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we visit safe and secure. They’re required to remain vigilant and are accountable if a breach should occur. In addition, a number of security staff work long hours...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018

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HID Global acquires Crossmatch in bid to expand biometric identity management offer

HID Global, the trusted identity solutions specialist, has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in the field of biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Frontier Pitts adds to perimeter protection solutions with LPS 1175-rated Platinum range

Perimeter security equipment solutions manufacturer Frontier Pitts is constantly identifying today’s ever-changing security threats and, to this end, has now further developed its Automatic High-Security Gates portfolio to provide an intruder-resistant Platinum range...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018

Training and Careers

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Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and CompTIA back Cyber Ready Scotland skills programme

Technology association CompTIA has announced the launch of a fully-funded cyber security training programme for Scottish businesses. Funded by the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and aligned to Skills Development Scotland’s Digital Skills investment plan, Cyber...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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PerpetuityARC Training unveils online version of popular Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management course

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group, has launched a distance learning option for its popular Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management BTEC Level 4 qualification. The new online course is said to be “perfect” for security, operations and...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018

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Successful threat intelligence programmes save UK businesses £6 million on average in past 12 months

Security platform provider ThreatConnect’s latest survey, entitled ‘Building A Threat Intelligence Programme’, reports that cyber security decision-makers inside organisations with mature threat intelligence programs (70%) say their infrastructure has blocked...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Fortinet survey pinpoints myriad business security implications of digital transformation

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security, has announced the findings of its new 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation Survey, which provides insights into the state of cyber security in organisations around the world. The findings...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018