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In The Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all organisations have a legal obligation to adequately protect their members of staff when they’re travelling for business purposes. Any failure to do this is legally recognised as negligence, writes Leo Kelly, which the Legal...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018
Ashton Kingdon (right) receives the 2018 Wilf Knight Award from Patricia Knight
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Ashton Kingdon wins The Security Institute’s prestigious 2018 Wilf Knight Award

Ashton Kingdon, a student at the University of Portsmouth, has been recognised by The Security Institute for the “unique research” displayed in her Master’s dissertation entitled ‘Seductions of the Caliphate: A Cultural Criminological Analysis of Online...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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Met’s Deputy Commissioner awarded Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM has been awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing. The recognition in the New Year Honours List for 2018 is a result of the Deputy Commissioner’s many accomplishments including...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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ASIS UK to host inaugural CSO Center for Leadership and Development meeting in London

ASIS International’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Center for Leadership and Development brings together the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organisations in the world. Now, on Wednesday 4-Thursday 5 October, ASIS UK will host a...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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Travel industry actively training members of staff to deal with terrorist incidents

The travel industry is providing training for staff working in the UK and overseas in a bid to help keep holidaymakers safe this summer. Over 23,000 employees have attended education sessions, which include detailed advice on how to spot suspicious items and activities, as well...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017
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FCO and The Security Institute agree terms on new Group Membership scheme

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Tuesday 25 April at the Hallam Conference Centre in central London, The Security Institute announced that it has entered into a Group Membership arrangement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The deal will enable all the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office security specialists join ASIS International’s UK Chapter

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is directly responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide, having been created back in 1968 due to the merger of the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. Presently employing over 14,000 individuals in nearly...
Posted On 19 Mar 2017
Max Hill QC
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Max Hill QC appointed as Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Max Hill QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hill has been a QC for nine years and boasts extensive experience of both defending and prosecuting complex cases involving terrorism, homicide, violent...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Individuals traumatised in terrorist attacks “falling through gaps in support system” states Victim Support

The lack of a widely recognised definition of a ‘victim’ of terrorism is putting at risk survivors receiving the emotional and practical help they need after being caught up in an attack. This is according to new research conducted by Victim Support. While families bereaved by...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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