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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing

Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2

NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards for NHS organisations

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) counter fraud standards for 2020-2021 were

Perpetuity Research explores experiences of females working in security sector

Perpetuity Research has published the detailed findings of new industry research sponsored by ICTS UK and Ireland

AMG Systems transmission solution specified for Cambridge Science Park

When Briar Security was commissioned to replace an ageing CCTV system at the Cambridge Science Park, the expert

Tougher sentencing and monitoring in Government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a

Security officer sentenced for working at school with forged SIA licence

On Friday 17 January, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court for two

Cyber Security Strategy: The Quest for Visibility and Threat Hunting

There’s currently so much emphasis in the cyber security market space on after-the-fact visibility into what

Cameras to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for first time

Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time following

Home Secretary backs police service’s fight against county lines drug gangs

Home Secretary Priti Patel has backed the police service to step up its fight against county lines drug gangs. The

Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective,

Tavcom Training’s Future of Security Theatre returns to IFSEC International

IFSEC International has announced the return of The Future of Security Theatre, created in collaboration with

IDIS introduces line-up of bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics

IDIS has launched a powerful line-up of Edge VA bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics that wi

Kentec Electronics completes EN 54-13 approvals for popular Taktis product line

Kentec Electronics Ltd, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has completed EN54-13 approvals for the

£97 million in fines imposed by European authorities under terms of GDPR

Over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the 28 European Union Member States plus Norway,

BSI Global Centre of Excellence predicts cyber security trends in 2020

BSI’s Global Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Information Resilience has forecast five key trends across

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Why Companies Need to be Careful

The recent acquittal of three senior figures at Guralp Systems on charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments

Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future

Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is

Risk Advisory launches sixth annual forecast for security and intelligence leaders

Strategic Outlook 2020 is Risk Advisory’s sixth annual forecast for security and intelligence leaders in global

Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains

The Rise of Wireless and the Importance of Integration

In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change. It’s no different for the access control

Securitas moves to acquire leading electronic security company Techco Security

Securitas has reinforced its position within the electronic security market in Spain through the acquisition of

Westminster Magistrates Court grants NCA £1 million Account Freezing Order

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has obtained a £1.13 million Account Freezing Order as part of an investigation

CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire

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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards for NHS organisations

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) counter fraud standards for 2020-2021 were issued on 14 January. The 2020 counter fraud standards differ from last year’s only in very minor ways. The changes made for this year consist of altering the dates to...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020

Opinion

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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Why Companies Need to be Careful

The recent acquittal of three senior figures at Guralp Systems on charges of conspiracy to make corrupt payments came two months after the company admitted wrongdoing when entering into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Here, Aziz Rahman (whose firm Rahman Ravelli...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020

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Cyber Security Strategy: The Quest for Visibility and Threat Hunting

There’s currently so much emphasis in the cyber security market space on after-the-fact visibility into what bad things just happened. So much energy, time, money, strategy and dialogue about it, writes Scott Scheferman. The trouble is, it comes at a cost. For every moment...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out. As a result of several high-profile...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Technology

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IDIS introduces line-up of bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics

IDIS has launched a powerful line-up of Edge VA bullet and dome cameras featuring on-board analytics that will “transform” the efficiency of security operations in retail, banking and busy commercial settings. The new cameras build on the power of IDIS Instant Meta Filtering,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Kentec Electronics completes EN 54-13 approvals for popular Taktis product line

Kentec Electronics Ltd, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has completed EN54-13 approvals for the Taktis product line of analogue addressable fire panels. The approval procedures were completed by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). Kevin Swann,...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020

Training and Careers

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Tavcom Training’s Future of Security Theatre returns to IFSEC International

IFSEC International has announced the return of The Future of Security Theatre, created in collaboration with Tavcom Training, for the 2020 edition of the event. IFSEC International and Tavcom Training have enjoyed a long partnership that has made The Future of Security Theatre a...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Security Industry Authority to host Skills Summit for private security industry 

On Thursday 12 March, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting a Skills Summit covering how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. This one-day event is targeted at security professionals, learning and development specialists and experts in education and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020

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Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2 per day has now been taken down following a detailed investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in collaboration with various international law...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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£97 million in fines imposed by European authorities under terms of GDPR

Over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the 28 European Union Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. According to DLA Piper’s latest GDPR Data Breach...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020