Neil WilliamsSue FrithMike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby ReeveDavid SnookDavid ClarkFrom Left to Right: New MSc graduates Khurram Malik, Andrew Protheroe, Christopher Rook and Robin Watson

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

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

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

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

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

UK policing “as prepared as possible” for potential no-deal Brexit scenario

Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a deal, the

“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know

ASFP to run Continuing Professional Development seminar on passive fire protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be holding a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest

“Strong growth potential for packaging holography technologies” states Research and Data Report

A new report signals ‘strong growth potential’ for packaging holography technologies. That’s the view of the

Corps Security celebrates Security Officer Appreciation Week with ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’

As part of Security Officer Appreciation Week, Corps Security hosted an inaugural ‘Thank Your Security Officer Day’

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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 thorough investigation and a detailed review of the available evidence, there will be no further charges brought in this case. This decision was taken in line with...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
Mike Barley (left), Master of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and Detective Sergeant Joby Reeve
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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’ by the Sheriffs of the City of London sitting at The Old Bailey. The prestigious accolade was presented to DS Reeve on Monday 7 October during the Annual Dinner of...
Posted On 18 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
Sue Frith
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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

Features

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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

Technology

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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

Cyber

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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