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Security provider Interserve Group agrees terms of rescue plan with creditors

Interserve Group, one of the Top Ten security solutions providers in the UK (through First Security and Knightsbridge Guarding) and also one of the nation’s largest outsourcing contractors overall, has reached an agreement with its creditors in a bold bid to confront the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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IOPC’s Ian Todd appointed as next chief executive at Security Industry Authority

Elizabeth France CBE, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has announced the appointment of Ian Todd FRSA FCMI as the Regulator’s new chief executive. Todd succeeds Dave Humphries who has served as interim CEO since the departure of Alan Clamp at the end of...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
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Central Government’s NFI saves £300 million in two years by preventing fraud and error

The Government’s National Fraud Initiative (NFI) has saved over £300 million in taxpayers’ money over the last two years – the equivalent of the annual salary for 7,843 full-time teachers – by detecting and preventing fraud and error in the public sector. The announcement was...
Posted On 31 Aug 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

Fraud is a high-volume crime which affects many within the UK. The Office for National Statistics reported that, in the 12 months to September 2017, there were 3.2 million incidents of fraud. Traditional law enforcement is unlikely to have the resource to tackle this volume of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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The Security Institute appoints new Board directors at 2018 Annual General Meeting

Following on from the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 April, The Security Institute has announced the election of five new members of the Board with immediate effect. The individuals concerned will each serve a term of three years alongside the familiar...
Posted On 26 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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Former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan appointed Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the appointment of Robert Hannigan CMG as Senior Associate Fellow. Hannigan has spent much of his career in the sphere of national security, having recently been director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
Millie Banerjee CBE: the new chairman of the College of Policing
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd appoints Millie Banerjee as new College of Policing chairman

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Millie Banerjee CBE as chairman of the College of Policing. Banerjee will now oversee the professional body for everyone in policing and work with the organisation’s newly-confirmed CEO, Mike Cunningham QPM, to professionalise...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Barclays assists in delivering skills boost with Cyber Security Challenge UK competition

On the weekend of 7-8 October, the Barclays and Cabinet Office-backed security initiative Cyber Security Challenge UK hosted an immersive competition designed to test the skills of 30 cyber enthusiasts. The competition required contestants to adopt the role of interns at a...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
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Tall building fires under the spotlight at Birmingham’s NEC during Emergency Services Show

Responding to fires in tall buildings will be a key focus at this year’s Emergency Services Show which runs in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September. Russ Timpson, founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network, will present a session in the...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017