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Digital Barriers forges partnership with Vodafone’s ‘Tomorrow Street’ Innovation Centre

Digital Barriers, the provider of edge-based Internet of Things (IoT) surveillance and security technologies, has formed a partnership with ‘Tomorrow Street’, Vodafone’s Luxembourg-based Innovation Centre. The collaboration will see Digital Barriers’ full suite of...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
John Hirst CBE
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BSI appoints John Hirst CBE as non-executive director and Chairman Designate

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced that John Hirst CBE will be appointed as a non-executive director of the organisation with effect from Monday 15 October 2018. From 1 January 2019, Hirst will take over from the BSI’s current chairman, Sir David Brown, who...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018
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BCC survey finds investment and recruitment would be cut in event of ‘no deal Brexit’

With just six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for UK ministers to redouble their efforts to reach an agreement with the EU – and ensure a transition period that could help firms prepare for change and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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BDO Optimism Index: “UK business confidence levels sink to 15-month low”

Business output in the UK has recovered from July’s six-year low, but optimism has hit its lowest level since May 2017, when business confidence wobbled following the announcement of Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap General Election. That’s according to the latest Business...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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UK consumers “more wary” of digital risk following technological disruption

UK consumers are now more distrusting of consumer-facing businesses than they were three years ago. That’s according to new findings from Deloitte. The company’s, which involved surveying over 2,000 UK adults about their attitudes towards data privacy and digital...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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International Security Expo 2018: ‘Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Security’

International Security Expo 2018 runs at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November and showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative products designed to enhance UK security. Also featured across the two-day Expo are no less than 13 free-to-attend (and...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
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Keynote Speakers confirmed for Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has announced the Keynote Speakers for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018 (for which Risk Xtra is the Official Media Partner). The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB will be joined by representatives from the Information...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
Rory Lamrock
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New UK director appointed by global risk management specialist Pinkerton

Global risk management specialist Pinkerton has appointed a new UK director to head up its London-based operations centres in Russell Square and Uxbridge. Rory Lamrock, a law graduate with a Master’s degree in International Security, comes to the role with over a decade of...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018