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Mobile phone detection kit introduced in UK’s prisons by Ministry of Justice

Specialist mobile detection technology is being used to detect and seize illegal phones used by prisoners, Justice Secretary David Gauke has revealed. The new technology is the latest weapon in the fight against phone smuggling which can lead to drug-dealing and violence behind...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
Aziz Rahman
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The Money Laundering Implications of Brexit

Among the political turmoil realised by Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with Europe, the issue of money laundering seems to have been overlooked. That would be a big mistake, writes Aziz Rahman. There can be no conclusive estimates of the scale of money laundering in...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
Her Majesty The Queen unveiling the GCHQ Centenary Plaque at Watergate House © Crown Copyright 2019
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Her Majesty The Queen marks GCHQ’s Centenary celebrations at Watergate House

Her Majesty The Queen recently paid a visit to the original top secret home of GCHQ as part of the Centenary celebrations for the UK’s dedicated intelligence, security and cyber agency. The event took place at Watergate House, the 1919 birthplace of the organisation. As...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
Andrew Buxton
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
David Ferbrache
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime: The Partnership Approach

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the business community nor the police service have effectively prioritised their response to cyber crime. Indeed, a 2016 Institute of Directors survey of businesses found that only 57% had a cyber or information security strategy...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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London Mayor calls for separate security agreement with European Union post-Brexit

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has called for a separate security agreement with the European Union away from the politics of Britain’s main post-Brexit deal in order to protect the safety of Londoners and mitigate the risk of a ‘no deal’ scenario. Such a move would...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Security and intelligence specialist Blackstone Consultancy features in Spear’s 500 ‘Top Recommended’ for 2019

Blackstone Consultancy, the London-based security and intelligence consultancy, has been featured in the 2019 Spear’s 500 listing of ‘Top Recommended’ organisations. Billed as the ‘indispensable’ guide to the top private client advisors, wealth managers,...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Annual Plan for 2018-2019 published by National Crime Agency to “deliver step change”

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its Annual Plan for 2018-2019, setting out what the organisation will do over the coming year to make itself “leaner and more efficient” and “deliver a step change” to the way in which it works with law...
Posted On 05 Apr 2018
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Second phase of ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign launched by Metropolitan Police Service

Neil Basu – the new head of UK Counter-Terrorism Policing and Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police Service – has used the launch of a campaign about terrorist attack planning methods as a platform to reveal that more than one...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018