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Draft guidance published by Government to underpin Offensive Weapons Act

Draft guidance published by the Government on 15 August sets out how Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) will

Sarix Professional Series 3 fixed IP cameras for end users introduced by Pelco

Intelligent video surveillance solutions specialist Pelco has released the Sarix Professional (Pro) Series 3 fixed

Norbain reveals Vista’s all-new VK2 dome camera and VK2 PTZ camera models

Are you an end user looking to maximise the advantages of “crystal clear 4K images” along with

Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial

Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at

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

Security & Fire Management News

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Draft guidance published by Government to underpin Offensive Weapons Act

Draft guidance published by the Government on 15 August sets out how Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) will provide an additional tool for police to steer people away from serious violence. The Home Office has also published draft statutory guidance on sections of the...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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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

Opinion

Carla Knight
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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 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
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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

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Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial Attitudes Study 2018- – confirmed that the uptake of fire safety sprinkler systems is low, with 68% of those interviewed having been involved in a decision not...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019

Technology

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Sarix Professional Series 3 fixed IP cameras for end users introduced by Pelco

Intelligent video surveillance solutions specialist Pelco has released the Sarix Professional (Pro) Series 3 fixed IP cameras. Offered in mini-dome, bullet, box and wedge configurations, these IP cameras deliver a balanced set of features and performance at affordable price...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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Norbain reveals Vista’s all-new VK2 dome camera and VK2 PTZ camera models

Are you an end user looking to maximise the advantages of “crystal clear 4K images” along with long-range IR illumination? Vista’s new ultra HD cameras have just been released. These cameras are packed with high-end features, making them the ideal choice for use in...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019

Training and Careers

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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
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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

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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
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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