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Most hacked passwords revealed as UK Cyber Survey exposes gaps in online security

Brits have been urged to apply steps to stay safe online after results of the UK Cyber Survey exposed exploitable gaps in their personal security knowledge. The polling was independently carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) –...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Businesses urged to pay suppliers on time or risk losing out on Government contracts

More than 10,000 businesses have been warned by the Government that they must pay their suppliers on time or face being prevented from winning further Government contracts. Officials from the Cabinet Office have written to the businesses – which include all of the...
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
Mike Bluestone CSyP
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Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which a given organisation does business and survives. As Mike Bluestone duly observes, resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Tackling Economic Crime Awards launched to honour security and law enforcement professionals

Economic crime has a significant impact on the UK;s economy, with – according to the Office for National Statistics – an estimated 3.24 million fraud offences taking place in the year ending March 2018. Organised by the World Excellence Awards team who also run the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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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
Ian Todd
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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