John Woodcock MPNeil BasuSyedur RahmanThames House where the JTAC is based

Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet WAVE integrated with BlueBox’s video wall controllers

The technology partnership established between BlueBox Video and Hanwha Techwin means that images captured by

Biometrics incorporated within Inner Range’s Inception access control solution

A new firmware update for Inner Range’s intelligent access control system Inception means that end users can now

City of London Police and Microsoft crack down on fraudulent Indian Call Centres

Two criminal Call Centres in Kolkata, which were instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone,

Security Industry Authority licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

On Thursday 7 November, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one

Magenta Security Services backs First Aid training for licensed security officers

Magenta Security Services is strongly supporting the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) decision to require

NCA secures multi-million pound asset portfolio following proceeds of crime investigation

Property worth up to £8.1 million – including a villa in Tenerife, a Range Rover Evoque and 16 addresses in

FPA’s leader strongly urges Government to mandate third party certification

Focusing on the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, Fire Protection Association (FPA) managing

Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent

Cyber Security Connect UK welcomes UK’s cyber security elite in Monaco

Cyber Security Connect UK, the exclusive conference and industry forum for Chief Information Security Officers

12-hour shifts “have significant negative impact” on CCTV operators’ health

CCTV operators in most UK Monitoring Centres are working long hours which can prove detrimental to their

Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing encourages Editors to “build a partnership”

The head of Counter-Terrorism Policing has encouraged Editors of the UK’s media to help build a partnership which

Police resilience and well-being trial sparks positive results for front line officers

A six-month trial examining the resilience and well-being of more than 1,000 serving police officers and staff has

Deepfake Videos: When Good Technology Turns Bad

More than a decade ago, leading UK investigative journalist Nick Davies published Flat Earth News, an exposé of how

The Human Cost of Disruption on Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

It’s great to see many high-profile figures speaking out about the mental health issues they’ve faced in 2019,

5G’s Roll-Out in the UK: A Case of Too Little, Too Soon?

5G has arrived – or has it? The new services are surprisingly limited in geographic coverage, performance and

Money Laundering in UK plc: The Dirty Secret That Will Not Go Away

A new report produced by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International lays bare what it believes is massive

Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate launched by Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced the addition of a new Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate

Malwarebytes reports 60% jump in healthcare endpoint threat detections

Advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution specialist Malwarebytes has announced the results of its

“Lack of automation” revealed as underlying security challenge in digital transformation initiatives

FireMon has released its 2019 State of the Firewall report, which is seen as the annual benchmark of current issues

FIA develops new Level 3 qualification in fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is offering training to a new Level 3 qualification for the fire detection and

Bosch Building Technologies makes access management simple with Access Management System 2.0

Today’s security and risk managers want access management systems that are easy to set up and use. Those systems

Kentec introduces VR Nimbus advanced management tool for fire detection

Kentec, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched VR Nimbus, an advanced management tool

Securitas publishes Interim Report covering period from January-September 2019

Global security solutions giant Securitas has just issued its interim financial report covering the period from

ICO calls for views on application for powers under Proceeds of Crime Act

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham invites views on her office being granted access to investigation and

UK terror threat level lowered to ‘Substantial’ by Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre

The threat level posed in the UK from terrorism has been reduced to ‘Substantial’, meaning that an

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City of London Police and Microsoft crack down on fraudulent Indian Call Centres

Two criminal Call Centres in Kolkata, which were instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone, have been put out of business thanks to an operation conducted by the City of London Police and Microsoft in co-operation with the Indian police service. The Call...
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NCA secures multi-million pound asset portfolio following proceeds of crime investigation

Property worth up to £8.1 million – including a villa in Tenerife, a Range Rover Evoque and 16 addresses in and around Bath in Somerset – have been recovered by the National Crime Agency (NCA) following a civil recovery and tax investigation. Four members of the same...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019

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Deepfake Videos: When Good Technology Turns Bad

More than a decade ago, leading UK investigative journalist Nick Davies published Flat Earth News, an exposé of how the mass media had abdicated its responsibility to the truth. Davies argued that newsroom pressure to publish more stories faster than their competitors had led to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Money Laundering in UK plc: The Dirty Secret That Will Not Go Away

A new report produced by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International lays bare what it believes is massive and carefully planned money laundering in the UK. Here, Syedur Rahman voices concern about the effectiveness of the authorities’ efforts designed to tackle it. ...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019

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The Human Cost of Disruption on Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

It’s great to see many high-profile figures speaking out about the mental health issues they’ve faced in 2019, writes John Young. What’s highly encouraging to hear, too, is that many companies are actively educating their employees on the signs of stress and mental illness at...
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5G’s Roll-Out in the UK: A Case of Too Little, Too Soon?

5G has arrived – or has it? The new services are surprisingly limited in geographic coverage, performance and features, observes Nick Sacke, focusing on broadband-only applications. The massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity application of the services has been delayed to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019

Technology

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Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet WAVE integrated with BlueBox’s video wall controllers

The technology partnership established between BlueBox Video and Hanwha Techwin means that images captured by Wisenet Full-HD, ultra-HD, 4K and 360 degree ‘fisheye’ cameras can now be cost-effectively displayed on and across a video wall, as well as on a desktop PC...
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Biometrics incorporated within Inner Range’s Inception access control solution

A new firmware update for Inner Range’s intelligent access control system Inception means that end users can now present biometric credentials as well as traditional access cards to gain entry. Facial recognition, fingerprint scans and iris scans may all now be used as access...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019

Training and Careers

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Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate launched by Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced the addition of a new Supply Chain Risk Management Certificate to its existing portfolio of qualifications. This qualification introduces the concepts behind supply chain risk management and equips risk practitioners and others...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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FIA develops new Level 3 qualification in fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is offering training to a new Level 3 qualification for the fire detection and alarms (FD&A) sector, namely the FIA Awarding Organisation Level 3 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises. This qualification...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019

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Malwarebytes reports 60% jump in healthcare endpoint threat detections

Advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution specialist Malwarebytes has announced the results of its latest Cyber Crime Tactics and Techniques (CTNT) report entitled ‘CTNT Q3 2019: The State of Healthcare Cyber Security’. The company observed a 60% increase...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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“Lack of automation” revealed as underlying security challenge in digital transformation initiatives

FireMon has released its 2019 State of the Firewall report, which is seen as the annual benchmark of current issues in firewall management. The latest report finds that enterprises are slow to abandon manual processes, despite being short staffed, as the lack of automation,...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019