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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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BDO Optimism Index: “UK business confidence levels sink to 15-month low”

Business output in the UK has recovered from July’s six-year low, but optimism has hit its lowest level since May 2017, when business confidence wobbled following the announcement of Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap General Election. That’s according to the latest Business...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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Brexit negotiators “putting public safety at unnecessary risk” claims Home Affairs Committee

Lack of progress and political red lines on both the UK and EU sides are standing in the way of a security deal and putting public safety at serious and unnecessary risk. That’s the view of the Home Affairs Committee as outlined in its follow-up report into UK-EU security...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
Anton Pieterse: managing director of Safetell
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The Risk Xtra Interview: Anton Pieterse (Safetell) (Part Two)

Anton Pieterse is the managing director of Safetell, the specialist physical security provider of counter-terrorism and target hardening solutions for risk mitigation professionals serving organisations, Governments and businesses alike. With over 30 years’ experience, Safetell...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Incoming BSIA chairman Simon Banks targets more apprenticeships in security sector

Speaking at the Trade Association’s Annual Luncheon and British Security Awards 2018 Ceremony held in central London on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) new chairman Simon Banks – co-founder and Group managing director at CSL...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming addresses NATO on benefits of collective security

During his visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday 19 June, GCHQ’s director Jeremy Fleming talked about countering global threats, the importance of European partnerships and the benefits of collective security. After meeting with the NATO secretary general Jens...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Atalian and Servest merge to create “global leader in facilities management services”

Two international facilities management (FM) providers, namely Atalian and Servest, have merged to form Atalian Servest, in turn creating one of the world’s largest FM outsourcing companies. The new organisation has a turnover of  €3 billion, employs more than 125,000 people...
Posted On 24 May 2018
Jason Hunter
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Data Privacy: Placing Growing Demands on Security

The rush towards encryption, authentication and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) is reaching fever pitch at present as data breaches hit the national and international news headlines and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) punishments up the financial ante, writes Jason...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018
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“Halfway house” National Security Capability Review “a cause for concern” states Joint Select Committee

The importance of a robust and coherent process in setting the National Security Strategy (NSS) has been underlined by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) with the publication of its first report on the National Security Capability Review (NSCR). Last...
Posted On 30 Mar 2018
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Brexit negotiations “must focus on security co-operation immediately” urges Home Affairs Committee

A report published by the Home Affairs Committee in Parliament warns of “serious legal, constitutional and political obstacles” in the way of achieving continued close policing and security co-operation post-Brexit. Entitled ‘UK-EU Security Co-operation After...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018