Margaret Durr
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NSI consultation on draft Code of Practice NCP 119 receives “positive response”

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) consultation on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector has resulted in a “positive response” from approved companies and labour providers. Margaret Durr, head of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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NSI invites comment on draft Code of Practice for provision of labour in security and events sector

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is inviting comment on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector. The draft Code has been developed in response to recent feedback and evidence of poor practices potentially...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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CDEI and RUSI hold discussion groups to examine use of algorithms in policing

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is partnering with the defence and security-focused Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to carry out research into the potential for algorithmic bias in policing and how to ensure adequate oversight of these...
Posted On 08 Aug 2019
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RUSI partners with Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to examine benefits of AI

Defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced a new partnership with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, a recently-launched Government advisory body established to investigate and advise on how Government can maximise the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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“£674 per minute lost to bank transfer scams” unearths staggering Which? report

Banks cannot delay tackling transfer fraud a single day longer, Which? is warning, as new research shows a staggering £674 per minute is being lost to this devastating crime. The consumer champion is calling for all banks to urgently reassure their customers that they will be...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Government unveils plans to introduce new laws for Internet-connected devices

Plans to ensure that millions of household items now connected to the Internet are better protected from cyber attacks have been launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Options upon which the Government will be consulting include a mandatory new...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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CCTV Code of Practice for surveillance systems updated by National Security Inspectorate

The latest edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) CCTV Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems, NCP 104 Issue 3, supersedes the previous issue and applies to all new installations from 1 May 2019. The NSI’s recent...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
Home Secretary Sajid Javid
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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Counter-Terrorism Policing joins forces with Department for Transport to reduce risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror

The National Counter-Terrorism Security Office has announced that Counter-Terrorism Policing is joining forces with the Department for Transport to reduce the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror. The new Rental Vehicle Security Scheme is voluntary and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019