Carla KnightLord Alex Carlile of Berriew QCAziz Rahman

NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics

Big Brother Watch investigation unearths “facial recognition epidemic” in UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition “epidemic” across privately

‘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

Barracuda Networks exposes cyber criminals’ use of e-mail account takeovers

Barracuda Networks, the dedicated provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released a new report

Government delivers boost to increase diversity in nation’s cyber security industry

The third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) has been launched by cyber

IPSA set to mark 60th Anniversary with celebration event at Botanical Gardens

The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) is to mark its 60th Anniversary by celebrating with its

Impressive 4.7% revenue increase posted by G4S in 2019 Half-Year financials

Global security company G4S has announced its financial results for the six-month period that ended on 30 June

“Officers must be at heart of any policing reforms” urges Police Federation

The views of operational police officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a

£100 million Account Freezing Orders “largest granted” to National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been granted Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) on eight bank accounts containing a

Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from

O2 Arena owner AEG awards five-year protective services contract to Securitas UK

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 Arena. Home

OPTEX adds app-based visual verification to outdoor VX Infinity Series

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX has now launched the VXI-CMOD – a new 180° day/night Wi-Fi camera module that can be

Revision of BS EN 13565: Major Implications for Fixed Firefighting Foam Systems

Fixed firefighting foam systems in the UK (and Europe) are designed, supplied, installed and maintained to BS EN

Tavcom Training’s BTEC Level 3 course assists police in gathering video evidence

Linx International Group company Tavcom Training is actively supporting police force transformation programmes as

NTT Security partners with Europol in concerted bid to bolster threat intelligence

NTT Security, the specialist security company of the NTT Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with

Businesses “risking sensitive information in the cloud” suggests Bitglass survey

Bitglass has just released ‘Guardians of the Cloud’, its 2019 Cloud Security Report. As organisations

Nomination process now open for coveted 2019 Inspiration in HR Award

The Inspiration in HR Award – bestowed each year by SSR Personnel and Executive Profiles – is designed

Police takeover of Fire and Rescue Services “will damage public safety” warns FBU

Fire budgets could be cut in favour of policing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned after fire authorities

Lord Alex Carlile QC to lead on independent review of Prevent programme

The Government has announced that Lord Alex Carlile QC has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer of the

The SFO’s Corporate Co-operation Guidance: Does Reality Match the Hype?

Finally, we have the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance. SFO director Lisa Osofsky has

£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the

BWF expresses fire door concerns in letter to councils across England and Wales

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has been forced to highlight to local council leads that the delay in

“Dozens of arrests” in UK as part of Europe-wide anti-modern slavery operation

44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation

£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist

FIA set to assess current fire industry market conditions in latest annual survey

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is now

Security & Fire Management News

off

NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
off

Big Brother Watch investigation unearths “facial recognition epidemic” in UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition “epidemic” across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, Shopping Centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019

Opinion

Carla Knight
off

‘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 new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
Aziz Rahman
off

The SFO’s Corporate Co-operation Guidance: Does Reality Match the Hype?

Finally, we have the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance. SFO director Lisa Osofsky has made it clear she’s a firm advocate of co-operation so this guidance was always going to be significant. While welcome, asserts Aziz Rahman, it runs to just five...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019

Features

off

Revision of BS EN 13565: Major Implications for Fixed Firefighting Foam Systems

Fixed firefighting foam systems in the UK (and Europe) are designed, supplied, installed and maintained to BS EN 13565 Part 2 using proprietary components tested to BS EN 13565 Part 1 and using foam concentrates tested to one or more parts of BS EN 1568, writes Bob Whiteley. Both...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
off

Remote Risk Monitoring: Managing Water Leaks in the Cloud

From 2012 up until 2017, approximately 10% of water leak detection systems were equipped with the ability to send external notifications, using GSM technology to deliver this service. Since that time, cloud technology has become increasingly reliable for the delivery of data that...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019

Technology

off

OPTEX adds app-based visual verification to outdoor VX Infinity Series

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX has now launched the VXI-CMOD – a new 180° day/night Wi-Fi camera module that can be easily integrated with its outdoor VX Infinity (VXI) sensor to create an app-based visual verification solution – in the UK and other English-speaking countries. The VXI...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
off

BlackBerry advances real-time adaptive security and Artificial Intelligence

BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry Intelligent Security, the first cloud-based solution that leverages the power of adaptive security, continuous authentication and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance mobile endpoint security in zero trust environments. BlackBerry Intelligent...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019

Training and Careers

off

Tavcom Training’s BTEC Level 3 course assists police in gathering video evidence

Linx International Group company Tavcom Training is actively supporting police force transformation programmes as the latter work towards the Policing Vision 2025 and adapt to the rise in digital evidence thanks to the development of its specialist training course on Gathering...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
off

PerpetuityARC Training launches Linxville interactive online learning simulation for security practitioners

PerpetuityARC Training – part of the Linx International Group – has unveiled its new interactive and virtual online learning platform designated Linxville. Visually reminiscent of classic computer games such as The Sims and Sim City, Linxville’s first bite-size course to be...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019

Cyber

off

Barracuda Networks exposes cyber criminals’ use of e-mail account takeovers

Barracuda Networks, the dedicated provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released a new report containing key findings about the evolving e-mail threat environment. The latest report, entitled ‘Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Volume 2 – e-mail...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
off

Government delivers boost to increase diversity in nation’s cyber security industry

The third round of funding through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) has been launched by cyber security minister Nigel Adams. The Fund aims to increase the number and diversity of people entering the cyber security profession, with training providers able to bid for...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019