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Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
Jake Olcott
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Chief Information Security Officers: The Key Skills for 2020 and Beyond

Since the creation of the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role about 25 years ago, the job has changed dramatically. What was once an uncommon position has quickly become standard, writes Jake Olcott, with the majority of companies including a cyber...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Customised CCTV control helps Ealing Council double rate of incident detection

Since upgrading to a new Borough-wide surveillance solution from Synectics, operators based in Ealing Council’s new Public Safety CCTV Control Centre have doubled detection rates. The team now logs over 11,000 incidents of criminal or anti-social activity each year. According to...
Posted On 01 Jun 2019
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Six new directors elected by membership vote at The Security Institute’s 2019 AGM

Six new directors – namely Alex Yates FSyI, John Sephton MSyI MISRM, Jonathan Schulten FSyI, Paul Barnard MSyI, Bob Martin CSyP FSyI RISC MASC and Stephanie Roberts MSyI – have been appointed by The Security Institute following a membership vote at the...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Octaga Security Services

This is the thirteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
Graham Allison
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Pay Rates in Security: The Highs and Lows

Although the pay rates that security officers are awarded remain a cause for concern, the issue points to a wider problem regarding training and skills development, not to mention the way in which personnel are deployed. Graham Allison explains why security services providers...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Rise of the CDO

The never-ending race to drive competitive advantage and improved efficiency to the full through the enhanced use of information assets is leading to a sharp rise in the number of chief data officers (CDOs) in post. As a result, security market analyst Gartner predicts that no...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
Hatstand believes that cyber security management ought to be treated as an iterative and organic process
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Hatstand launches Risk Assessment Model to strengthen business’ cyber security governance

Global capital markets specialist Hatstand has announced the launch of its Cyber Security Risk Assessment Model, specifically designed to enable businesses to better understand the current state of their preparedness against the risk of cyber attack and identify any shortfalls...
Posted On 01 Sep 2015
Peter Webster
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A Measure of Accountability

If any business sector wants to be taken seriously and not become commoditised, there’s a requirement to provide its customer base with a set of benchmarks by which ongoing effectiveness can be measured. Peter Webster outlines why the lack of independently collated, audited and...
Posted On 17 Aug 2015
Corps Security is providing a mixture of first class solutions for The Open University in Milton Keynes
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Corps Security meets The Open University’s academic challenge in Milton Keynes

The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader when it comes to flexible distance learning. Since it began operations back in 1969, The Open University has taught more than 1.8 million students and currently numbers almost 200,000 students on...
Posted On 07 Apr 2015