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Experts demand public’s involvement in Government’s new UK security policy

Rethinking Security, the network of peace and security experts, has called on the Government to adopt what it terms “an inclusive approach” towards reviewing and renewing the UK’s security policy. Welcoming the announcement of the Conservative Government’s...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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“Lack of training will devalue ‘Protect Duty’ proposal” warns Get Licensed

Get Licensed is warning that the Government’s latest proposals designed to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks will be futile unless those involved in front line security receive effective training. The company – which works with training providers throughout the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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Government proposes new duty to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks

Newly-appointed security minister James Brokenshire has announced Home Office plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures designed to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack. Delivering on the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe technology firms are the least secure with 18% saying they have the furthest to go to improve security. Government (16%) and finance (14%) are two other industries that...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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The Real Living Wage and the Private Security Industry

Did you know that the private security industry suffers from some of the lowest pay rates in the UK? On top of that, are you aware that there are now over five million people living with the reality of in-work poverty? Bearing those two factors in mind, ‘a fair day’s pay for a...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
City Hall: the GLA's headquarters in the heart of the capital
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Mayor of London to invest £55.5 million on tackling causes of violent crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that he’s directing £55.5 million of new funding into tackling the complex underlying causes of violent crime in the capital. Khan has made tackling violent crime his foremost priority and duly set out a comprehensive package...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 2)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 2 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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BlackBerry report highlights most common tactics used by cyber criminals

BlackBerry Limited has issued its 2020 Threat Report examining the latest adversarial techniques and tactics as analysed by BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers, duly providing key guidance organisations can leverage in order to mitigate risk. Key findings include the continued...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020