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Security provider Interserve Group agrees terms of rescue plan with creditors

Interserve Group, one of the Top Ten security solutions providers in the UK (through First Security and Knightsbridge Guarding) and also one of the nation’s largest outsourcing contractors overall, has reached an agreement with its creditors in a bold bid to confront the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Payment Processes in Retail: Evolving to Deliver Convenience and Security

Contactless payments, smart phones and e-commerce are delivering speed and convenience to consumers and, as a result, debit cards have nudged cash from the ‘most frequently used method of payment’ top slot in the UK. While card payments start to outstrip cash payments, there are...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Big Brother Watch accuses HMRC of creating “biometric ID cards by the back door”

According to Big Brother Watch, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected 5.1 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent. Millions of callers to HMRC have been required to repeat the phrase: “My voice is my password” on an automated line before being...
Posted On 25 Jun 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
RUSI's headquarters in London's Whitehall
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RUSI unveils programme to support public-private sector intelligence sharing in fight against financial crime

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies has launched the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing Programme in collaboration with NJM Advisory. This is a new initiative designed to support the implementation of...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Bringing Biometric Security to the Fore

Any biometrics naysayers may be interested to hear that banking giant HSBC is about to roll out voice and fingerprint biometric authentication for use by some 15 million customers. This follows a similar move last year by RBS and NatWest for their own online banking operations....
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
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Nuclear resurgence demands secure asset protection

Confirmation of £6 billion worth of Chinese investment for Hinkley Point C should finally trigger Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation – and with it the need for intelligent and integrated security systems, as Chris Plimley explains. We’re still awaiting the ultimate...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
The Institute of Risk Management has published a guidance framework which outlines how to ensure that risk models, created by insurers to comply with the requirements of Solvency II, add value to businesses beyond just meeting regulatory requirements
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IRM publishes framework document designed to keep Solvency II risk models relevant

The Institute of Risk Management’s Internal Model Industry Forum has published a guidance document based on its research into the effective validation of risk models created by the insurance industry to comply with the requirements of Solvency II. Entitled ‘The Validation...
Posted On 11 May 2015