Martin Hewitt: taking the chair's role at the NPCCImage supplied by London Luton AirportAlan CalderTim Janes Hon FBCI

Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs’ Council from April 2019

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt has been appointed to lead the National Police

National Economic Crime Centre launched by Security Minister Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, has formally launched an ambitious new

Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the

Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit adopts Project Servator at London Luton Airport

Specialist counter-terrorism tactics specifically aimed at deterring potential terrorists and would-be criminals

UK’s terrorism response tested in three-day national multi-agency exercise

The Emergency Services, other public services and the Government have undertaken a three-day exercise to rehearse

STANLEY Products & Solutions accommodates Blackpool Coastal Housing’s access control requirements

Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH) was set up in 2007 by Blackpool Council to manage its housing stock of almost 5,000

Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s

People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72

Enhanced version of LiDAR software for REDSCAN long-range laser sensor unveiled by OPTEX

OPTEX, the specialist manufacturer of detection solutions, has developed new versions of its product firmware and

ClanTect Motion Detection Systems adds ‘ClanConnect’ for high speed data connectivity

ClanTect, the UK-based specialist in motion detection systems for the security sector, has announced the launch of

Wiltshire security boss who deceived school by supplying unlicensed security officers pleads guilty

A Wiltshire security company boss has pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers to a school over a

BSI and TT Club issue semi-annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions and leading international transport and logistics insurer TT Club have

Tim Janes Hon FBCI appointed chairman at Business Continuity Institute

Tim Janes Hon FBCI has been appointed as the new chair of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), taking over the

Financial pressures “undermining confidence in the police” states Public Affairs Committee

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth since 2010-2011, while there are nearly a fifth fewer officers

Castel intercoms integrate with leading security management systems

Castel has announced the integration of its intercom products with two big-name Johnson Controls (formerly Tyco)

3XLOGIC’s award-winning security solutions available in Europe through PAC

3XLOGIC, the provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Meetings, networking and learning underpin Total Security Summit in Manchester

UK security professionals converged on the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester on 8 and 9 October for two full working

Staying Secure in the Digital Realm: Understanding The Cyber Threat Landscape

In early July, IBM Security and The Ponemon Institute released the ‘Cost of a Data Breach’ Study in

‘Deter, Detect, Impede’: Safeguarding Organisations and Individuals from Kidnap

There’s no doubt that kidnapping remains one of the most frightening crimes that could happen to an

Protecting National Borders: The New Generation of Motion Detection Technology

The current refugee crisis remains a hot topic. It’s one that reverberates across so many aspects of

Strong organic revenue growth of 2.5% posted by G4S in trading update for Q3 2018

G4S has provided an update on the organisation’s trading for the three months ended 30 September 2018. Strong

KnowBe4’s newly-launched GRC platform “takes the bite out of risk management”

KnowBe4, the provider of a recognised security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has just

Ava Group-Mining3 partnership set to deliver “innovative” asset maintenance solutions for global mining sector

Ava Group, the specialist provider of risk management services and technologies, has unveiled the detail

NHS WannaCry attack findings “demonstrate improving awareness” of costs of IT downtime

The decision by the Department of Health and Social Care to assign real values to the ‘lost outputs’ experienced by

Drum Cussac’s World Risk Map reveals most dangerous destinations for travellers in 2019

Drum Cussac, the global travel risk consultancy “responsible for 15 million lives on a daily basis”,

Security & Fire Management News

Martin Hewitt: taking the chair's role at the NPCC
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Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs’ Council from April 2019

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt has been appointed to lead the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) from April next year. Current chair Sara Thornton will leave the post in March 2019 after serving a four-year term. Chief constables were invited...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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National Economic Crime Centre launched by Security Minister Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, has formally launched an ambitious new partnership to fight economic crime. The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) has begun its work with a clear mission to protect the public, prosperity and the UK’s...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018

Opinion

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People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72 billion by the end of the year as a direct result of regulatory change, mindset and a growing awareness of threats, writes Alan Calder. With over 40% of UK...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Staying Secure in the Digital Realm: Understanding The Cyber Threat Landscape

In early July, IBM Security and The Ponemon Institute released the ‘Cost of a Data Breach’ Study in which it was reported that the global average cost of a data breach and the average cost for lost or stolen information have both increased. The former is up by 6.4% to...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018

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‘Deter, Detect, Impede’: Safeguarding Organisations and Individuals from Kidnap

There’s no doubt that kidnapping remains one of the most frightening crimes that could happen to an individual, writes the Blackstone Consultancy. The term kidnapping covers a broad range of related crimes, with each case differing in its objective, degree, severity and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Protecting National Borders: The New Generation of Motion Detection Technology

The current refugee crisis remains a hot topic. It’s one that reverberates across so many aspects of politics, commerce and everyday life. Recent figures issued by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) suggest that there are now 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide,...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018

Technology

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Enhanced version of LiDAR software for REDSCAN long-range laser sensor unveiled by OPTEX

OPTEX, the specialist manufacturer of detection solutions, has developed new versions of its product firmware and configuration software for the REDSCAN RLS-3060 Series of laser sensors that brings greater functionality to the existing models. Version 8.0 of the RLS-3060 Series...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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ClanTect Motion Detection Systems adds ‘ClanConnect’ for high speed data connectivity

ClanTect, the UK-based specialist in motion detection systems for the security sector, has announced the launch of its powerful new ‘ClanConnect’ communications software module. ‘ClanConnect’ provides a high speed and secure communications gateway, connecting a wide dispersed...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018

Training and Careers

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PerpetuityARC Training attains IQ Level 5 accreditation for workplace investigations course

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group, has announced that its Advanced Investigation Techniques course has attained IQ Level 5 accreditation. The five-day classroom course provides security and HR professionals, general managers and individuals...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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1,500-plus companies sign up for ACT Awareness e-Learning counter-terrorism training

More than 1,500 companies across the UK have signed up to an innovative training scheme that could help in the prevention of terrorism attacks. In just six months since the product was first made available, representatives from organisations as varied as John Lewis &...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018

Cyber

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Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019. Among them are an increase in crime, espionage and sabotage conducted by rogue Nation States, cloud insecurity, a shift in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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NHS WannaCry attack findings “demonstrate improving awareness” of costs of IT downtime

The decision by the Department of Health and Social Care to assign real values to the ‘lost outputs’ experienced by the NHS during the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack is indicative of how organisations are taking a much more holistic view of the financial impact of IT downtime. This...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018