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CoESS and Euralarm publish joint brochure on key topic of cyber security

CoESS and Euralarm have published a joint education brochure for practising professionals on the subject of cyber security. The brochure, which is entitled ‘Cyber Security: Threat or Opportunity? It’s Up to You!’, was officially launched during the 2019 CoESS General Assembly...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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David Snook: An Obituary

It is with great sadness that the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) reports the death of David Snook, who lost his battle with cancer on Sunday 13 October at the age of 69. Snook was a huge supporter of the Trade Association and, indeed, was awarded the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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IFSEC Europe launched by Informa in strategic move to extend IFSEC brand

IFSEC International’s organiser Informa has announced that the ever-popular IFSEC brand will now be extended into mainland Europe with the upcoming launch of IFSEC Europe, a brand new biennial security event providing an “all-new gateway” to the European integrated security...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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BSIA appoints Sarah Staff and Geoff Zeidler in non-executive director roles

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Sarah Staff and Geoff Zeidler to the organisation’s Operating Board as non-executive directors. Staff is responsible for the BSIA joint security intelligence initiative SaferCash and is a former head of the...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Craig Swallow discusses some of the safety challenges faced by those employing a mobile or lone workforce, addresses how a deploying organisation can use the latest technology to ensure a team is better educated about risk and approaches the...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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BSIA appoints John MacAskill as new director of manpower and export

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed John MacAskill as the Trade Association’s new director of manpower and export. MacAskill has been promoted from his previous role at the BSIA and will now oversee the manpower sections of the Association, as...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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Skills for Security set to partner with EFT Group for training of apprentices

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) training arm Skills for Security is to partner with EFT Group in the training of the latter’s apprentices. From September, 22 apprentices will begin a bespoke apprenticeship programme covering fire alarms, CCTV,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
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BSIA appoints David Scott in managing director’s role at Skills for Security

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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BSIA Briefing

To most people in the street, ‘security’ as an issue generally means protecting individuals and property from harm or serious criminal activity, with terrorism obviously being a big focus. However, as Gideon Reichental explains, seemingly lesser or petty criminal offences still...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019