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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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“Counterfeit fashion items head list of EU Border seizures” discovers Kroll analysis

Over 207,000 counterfeit watches worth a combined €172 million were seized at the borders of EU countries in 2017, making them by far the highest value type of fake product intercepted. That’s according to new analysis by Kroll (a division of Duff & Phelps), a global...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Secureworks finds majority of cyber crime damage “inflicted by powerful covert criminal threat groups”

Secureworks, a global cyber security company that protects organisations in the digitally connected world, has just released the findings of its State of Cyber Crime Report 2018 which is designed to illuminate the cyber crime trends and events that shaped the year. From July last...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Hinkley Point C: Delay Highlights Utilities Sector Security Fears

The latest delay in the Government’s decision to back Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation at Hinkley Point C highlights fears over the security of the country’s utilities, writes Chris Plimley. It’s widely thought that fear about allowing China such close...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016
Peter Webster
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Have We Heard The Last of Business Licensing?

With the consultation period for the Security Industry Authority’s comprehensive Draft Corporate Plan now closed for comment, Peter Webster explains why he hopes that the omission of business licensing-focused comment means we’ve heard the last of the idea. Friday 11 March 2016...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
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BSI’s Global Supply Chain Intelligence report reveals 2015’s foremost supply chain risks

There were $22.6 billion worth of losses due to cargo theft last year, with a $33 billion impact realised by 2015’s top five natural disasters. In tandem, an increased number of terrorism incidents contributed towards major disruptions for international shipping in Europe and the...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
Simon Chapman
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Retailers neglect ‘Security RoI’ at their Peril

Retailers are continuing to cut or freeze security budgets, too often focusing on the lowest-priced provision or service provider rather than the RoI (Return on Investment) from loss prevention. That’s certainly one interpretation of the results of the Retail Crime Survey...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
Lodge Service is offering retailers some excellent practical advice on how they can stem the tide of theft at their stores during the Christmas period
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Lodge Service outlines Top 5 tips for retailers in combating theft at Christmas

According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), crime cost the UK retail industry £603 million last year. That figure represents an 18% increase on the previous 12 months. Of course, the period covering the run-up to Christmas brings with it a particular risk of retail losses...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Tina Chittenden
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Reasons to be Wary of Waste

Security contractors can face expensive claims when and if they underestimate the dangers associated with waste materials. Tina Chittenden outlines the risks when working for clients in other sectors as well as the waste management industry You don’t have to be from Yorkshire to...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015
Chris Gould
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EY brings in experienced professional Chris Gould to lead fight against cyber criminals in UK plc

EY has appointed a new partner, Chris Gould, specifically to head up its cyber crime team in the UK. He will now lead a group of dedicated professionals that helps organisations tackle the threat of cyber crime by pro-actively identifying threats, responding to data breaches and...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015