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The Security Institute’s View

Fraud is a high-volume crime which affects many within the UK. The Office for National Statistics reported that, in the 12 months to September 2017, there were 3.2 million incidents of fraud. Traditional law enforcement is unlikely to have the resource to tackle this volume of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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Joint Cifas-Forensic Pathways report reveals where personal data is compromised online

A collaborative report issued by Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, and Forensic Pathways (an internationally recognised organisation operating at the forefront of digital forensics) highlights that, alongside The Dark Web, The Surface Web plays an integral role in the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Record levels of ID fraud unearthed by Cifas in Fraudscape report for 2017

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released a new report identifying and detailing the fraud trends from over 300,000 cases of fraudulent conduct recorded in 2017. The data, which emanates from 306 organisations (including many major UK brands), underpins one of the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
Mike Haley: CEO at Cifas
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Mike Haley selected to become next CEO of Cifas as Simon Dukes heads for PSNC

The Board of Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention agency, has announced the selection of Mike Haley as the new CEO for the organisation when current chief executive Simon Dukes steps down in April. Haley has over 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority launches in determined bid to lead fight against fraud

The new NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has been given the independence it needs to fight and deter fraud, bribery and corruption that attacks the NHS. It’s a Centre of Excellence employing specialists in intelligence, fraud prevention, computer forensics, fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Rise in facility takeovers reveals need for better fraud education as fraudsters target customers and staff

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released a new report detailing the fraud trends from over 325,000 cases recorded in 2016. The data from 387 organisations (including many major UK brands) is one of the most comprehensive pictures of fraud and fraudulent attempts...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Experian report highlights five key trends designed to mitigate rising fraud threat

Experian, the global information services company, has published its first annual global business report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. Entitled: ‘Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Frau...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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University of Portsmouth celebrates first awards of Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management

The University of Portsmouth, renowned as one of the world’s leading providers of security risk management education, is celebrating the first two awards of its Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management. Dr Mike Gilbert and Dr David Rubens CSyP FSyI were the recipients...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
Don Randall MBE
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Don Randall MBE joins Pilgrims Group in specialist senior strategic advisor role

Don Randall MBE, former head of security and Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England, has joined global security and risk management specialist Pilgrims Group as the company’s senior advisor. An internationally renowned figure in the fields of security,...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015
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