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UK risks talent shortage as fewer overseas skilled workers apply to private sector

The number of skilled workers from overseas applying to enter the UK’s private sector has fallen by 9% since the Brexit vote, raising fears over an increasingly severe talent shortage after the UK leaves the EU. Figures from UK Visas and Immigration show that over 4,000 less...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
Sir David Liddington
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Sir David Lidington nominated as next chair of Royal United Services Institute

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the nomination of the Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE as the next chair of the organisation from July 2020 when Lord Hague of Richmond steps down after completing his five-year term in office. The Council of Trustees...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
John Davies
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The Perception of Safety as Part of Security

Ask anyone in the security industry if what they provide is valuable and delivers a positive service to people and the majority would say that it does, observes John Davies. Those of us who work in the industry, or those who benefit from it directly, are acutely aware of the...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Leading academics focus on situation in Iran and potential for cyber attacks

Leading academics at Cranfield University have made comment on the present situation in Iran where tensions are rising in the Gulf region following the drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed General Qasem Soleimani. Iran has responded by vowing revenge and announcing...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Europol publishes SIRIUS EU Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019

A new report just issued by Europol aims to paint a detailed picture of the access status afforded to European Union (EU) Member States when it comes to electronic evidence held by foreign-based online service providers in 2018. The report presents data in relation to the volume...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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BSIA Briefing

In this month’s BSIA Briefing, Tom Ford speaks to Risk Xtra about what he has observed when stepping into the security industry and airs his views on the key role Trade Associations have to play when it comes to driving the industry forward. Two weeks before starting at the...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Businesses Branching Out: Recognising 50 Shades of Brexit

Whether you’re for it or against it, the reality for many businesses wishing to trade within Europe in a post-Brexit world is that a mainland European outpost might be needed. Many large financial services organisations have already relocated staff away from the City of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
Nicola Sharp
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The European Union’s Plan to Tackle Money Laundering

It now appears that the European Union (EU) is convinced of the need for a central authority to tackle the scourge of money laundering. Here, Nicola Sharp explains why the EU’s new proposals for investigating this form of criminality cannot come soon enough. EU finance ministers...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019
Tom Knierim
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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PAC & GDX demonstrates smart thinking with new Architect range of readers

PAC & GDX, the  provider of access control and door entry solutions, has announced the availability of its new Architect range of readers. By integrating cutting-edge radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth technologies into the...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019