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One-day security surgery service launched by Advent IM consultancy

UK security consultancy Advent IM is introducing a convenient one-day security surgery/workshop service for today’s organisations covering a range of cyber, physical and information security-focused issues. Running under the banner ‘MySecuritySurgery’, the focus...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Business Continuity: What The Office Really Means to Today’s Organisations

In spite of best intentions, protective measures, vigilance and forward planning, organisations will always be at risk of losing their workplace due to reasons such as fire, flooding/extreme weather conditions or structural collapse. Likewise, even if the fabric of the buildings...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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“Business continuity must be higher up companies’ agendas” urges Databarracks

New research from Databarracks has revealed that just a third of UK organisations (35%, in fact) have full confidence in their current disaster recovery plans. At the same time, less than half (49%) have complete confidence in their current back-up solution. The findings emanate...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Mitie Security acquires security tech specialist Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired the Global Aware International Group (GAIG), the provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions, for an undisclosed sum. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie’s premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019
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Business Continuity Institute Gifted Grades now open for 2019 nominations

Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Gifted Grades are awarded each year to individuals who’ve made an outstanding contribution to the profession of business continuity or the Institute itself. BCI members of AMBCI grade and above can nominate someone whom they think...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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Understanding Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems and Dispelling the Myths

In a recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), 22% of those respondents surveyed felt there was no necessity to include sprinkler installations in industrial and commercial buildings. The reluctance to install automatic fire safety sprinkler systems in...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Be Prepared and Plan for the Worst: How to Communicate in a Crisis

Be prepared and plan for the worst. That’s the maxim for managing communications in a crisis, as indeed it is for all contingency planning. For its part, security communications planning is a strategy designed to help management make better decisions. Only preparation and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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FCA and PRA jointly fine Raphaels Bank £1.89 million for outsourcing failures

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have jointly fined R. Raphael & Sons plc – the retail bank providing banking and related financial services – for failing to manage its outsourcing arrangements properly between...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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Everbridge confirms Best Practice for information security management systems with ISO 27001 certification

Everbridge – the specialist in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running – has received ISO 27001 certification, the international standard outlining Best Practices for information security...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Six new directors elected by membership vote at The Security Institute’s 2019 AGM

Six new directors – namely Alex Yates FSyI, John Sephton MSyI MISRM, Jonathan Schulten FSyI, Paul Barnard MSyI, Bob Martin CSyP FSyI RISC MASC and Stephanie Roberts MSyI – have been appointed by The Security Institute following a membership vote at the...
Posted On 10 May 2019