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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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ICO issues first fines to organisations for non-payment of data protection fees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first fines for non-payment of the data protection fee to organisations across a range of sectors including business services, construction, finance, healthcare, retail and leisure. All organisations, companies and...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018
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Government safeguards governing revised investigatory powers come into effect

The Conservative Government has commenced final provision in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring judicial approval. Warrants permitting the use of the most intrusive investigatory powers will now require the approval of a Judge. This...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Fraud “not prioritised by the police” finds joint Perpetuity Research-Police Foundation study

New research conducted by Perpetuity Research and The Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is “inadequate”. Despite fraud comprising up to 31% of all crime, and more than one third of victims reporting that the impact on them from...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Police service “cannot fix a broken mental health system” asserts HMICFRS report

Police officers are increasingly being used as the ‘service of default’ in responding to people with mental health problems, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. The report, entitled ‘Policing...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
Jon Roadnight
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Drones: Why Is The Security Threat Posed Not Being Taken Seriously?

The threat horizon within the context of security risk management continually evolves, writes Jon Roadnight. Threats emerge largely in response to the identification of vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities are either perceived or real, but without a vulnerability or weakness,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
Dominic Grieve QC MP
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Intelligence and Security Committee publishes detailed report on 2017 terrorist attacks

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has just published its report on the terrorist attacks which took place in the UK last year. The UK suffered five serious terrorist attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green. In...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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New Eastern Region chairman Guy Mathias calls for increased business involvement in CSSC initiative

Security and risk management-focused professional Guy Mathias FSyI has been appointed chairman of the Eastern Region of the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative. Operating on a charitable basis and founded in June 2011 by a team of senior UK security...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
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Ava Group to demonstrate latest innovations at International Security Expo 2018

Ava Group, the security risk management services and technology specialist, will be presenting its portfolio of security solutions on Stand E74 at the International Security Expo. The Expo also hosts a range of certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018