Anthony PerridgeJohn MacAskill

Risk Xtra September 2019

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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police

Ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker ordered to pay back £7.3 million

Investment banker Ellias Nimoh Preko who laundered millions of dollars for James Ibori – the former Governor

NCSC offers key advice to organisations on mitigating Denial of Service attacks

A suspected Denial of Service (DoS) attack resulted in Wikipedia experiencing intermittent outages in the early

‘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

Open forum Question Time at SiX seeks to tackle key security and fire issues

On the afternoon of the first day of SiX in Manchester (which runs on 5-6th November at Event City), Risk

Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control

Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase

Security Holograms: Realising Consumer and Brand Merchandising Benefits

There are numerous consumer and brand merchandising benefits to be realised from the successful application of

Department for International Trade unveils detail of new Security Export Strategy

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched the Security Export Strategy, a 23-page document setting

BSIA appoints John MacAskill as new director of manpower and export

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed John MacAskill as the Trade Association’s new

FIM Expo 2019 features UK’s leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers

The next edition of the Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo takes place at Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire,

Kentec protects world’s longest sea crossing with bespoke fire safety solution

Sigma A-XT gas extinguishing panels from life safety control systems manufacturer Kentec are at the heart of a new

“Saunders Electrical fraudsters ordered to pay over £7 million” reports SFO

Jolan Saunders and Michael Strubel, former company executives at Saunders Electrical Wholesalers Ltd, have been

Firms must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves EU

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it

ASSA ABLOY highlights “misleading” key copy protection claims in White Paper

The Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has

TrackTik partners with Clery Center on webinar to promote on-campus safety

TrackTik, the provider of workforce management solutions for physical security, is sponsoring the Clery Center’s

CNL Software and Cepton Technologies agree terms on strategic partnership

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions developer CNL Software has announced a technology

Security Industry Authority to reduce cost of individual licence fee from October

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is reducing its charges to individuals from next month as part of its

Seminar series topics for SiX unveiled by organiser Pro-Activ Publications

The topics for the free Professional Security Installer (PSI) seminar stream at the upcoming SiX event have been

BSI focuses on future-proofing privacy information management

BSI, the business improvement company, has released BS ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Security Techniques – Extension to

NCSC’s Ciaran Martin receives international award for cyber security leadership

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has received an award for leadership at a major

National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative

Safety campaigners stress life-saving role of fire doors in 2019 awareness week

Fire door safety campaigners are stressing the life-saving role that fire doors play as part of this year’s Fire

Staffordshire door supervisor convicted for working after SIA licence revoked

A Staffordshire door supervisor was fined at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court on 2 September after he was

Security & Fire Management News

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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s (PSA) Annual Conference. The Home Secretary acknowledged that policing had been underfunded and under-supported, and outlined that...
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Ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker ordered to pay back £7.3 million

Investment banker Ellias Nimoh Preko who laundered millions of dollars for James Ibori – the former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria – has been hit with a £7.3 million confiscation order. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) financial investigation into 60-year-old...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019

Opinion

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‘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 (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising risk management professionals to offer...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

Features

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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Security Holograms: Realising Consumer and Brand Merchandising Benefits

There are numerous consumer and brand merchandising benefits to be realised from the successful application of hologram-based security technologies. Here, Dr Paul Dunn explains why there’s now a much greater drive to provide brand owners with useful customer data and...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019

Technology

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CNL Software and Cepton Technologies agree terms on strategic partnership

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions developer CNL Software has announced a technology partnership with Cepton Technologies, the orchestrator of industry-leading 3D sensing solutions. The partnership will drive the automation of threat detection, tracking and...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Kentec develops integration-friendly gas suppression system for fire safety

Kentec, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched the Elite XT+, a new multi-addressable extinguishant control panel designed to be easily integrated as part of a wider fire safety solution. It features intelligent functionality to make it easier to install...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019

Training and Careers

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Skills for Security set to partner with EFT Group for training of apprentices

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) training arm Skills for Security is to partner with EFT Group in the training of the latter’s apprentices. From September, 22 apprentices will begin a bespoke apprenticeship programme covering fire alarms, CCTV,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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SCaN security training package empowers staff to ‘See, Check and Notify’

Security professionals can now look to protect their host organisation from a range of threats with SCaN training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. SCaN – which stands for ‘See, Check and...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019

Cyber

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NCSC offers key advice to organisations on mitigating Denial of Service attacks

A suspected Denial of Service (DoS) attack resulted in Wikipedia experiencing intermittent outages in the early hours of Saturday 7 September. Organisations worried about the threat of DoS attacks are now recommended to read guidance just published by the National Cyber Security...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Armor’s Black Market Report shows Cyber Crime-as-a-Service to be “thriving”

Cloud Security-as-a-Service provider Armor has released its annual Black Market Report which shows that Cyber Crime-as-a-Service is thriving, with cyber criminals staying ahead of the game by offering a raft of new goods and services – and even after-sales support. Armor’s Threat...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019