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HID Global acquires Crossmatch in bid to expand biometric identity management offer

HID Global, the trusted identity solutions specialist, has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in the field of biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Real-Time Way to Reduce Security Risk

Body-worn cameras may have started life primarily as a niche tool used in law enforcement and similar surveillance scenarios. However, due to enhancements such as an increase in battery power, their uses have expanded exponentially over the last few years, writes Richard Revis....
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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NBCS celebrates inaugural year of success for Associate Membership scheme

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is celebrating a successful first year for its Associate Membership...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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City of London Police and Lloyds Banking Group announce three-year partnership in joint bid to fight economic crime

The City of London Police, the national policing lead force for countering fraud, has signed a partnership agreement with the Lloyds Banking Group which will see the latter invest £1.5 million in unique policing initiatives designed to tackle economic crime. The money will be...
Posted On 27 Aug 2018
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National Crime Agency awarded £8 million-plus in fight to tackle serious and organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been awarded more than £8 million as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. As part of the Police Transformation Fund, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

As the world’s largest membership association for security professionals, ASIS International is focused on providing member engagement, member value and growth, explains Mike Hurst. As part of this ongoing process, the organisation wanted to develop a better understanding of the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

Fraud is a high-volume crime which affects many within the UK. The Office for National Statistics reported that, in the 12 months to September 2017, there were 3.2 million incidents of fraud. Traditional law enforcement is unlikely to have the resource to tackle this volume of...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
Ashley Almanza: CEO at G4S
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G4S Group’s CEO Ashley Almanza appointed chair of International Security Ligue

G4S Group’s CEO Ashley Almanza has been announced as the new chair of the International Security Ligue, an association of private security organisations responsible for defining, establishing and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards within the private...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Government commits to joint UK-US Task Force focused on tackling international crime

Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump have committed to tackle the global threat posed by transnational criminal organisations, including illegal opioid traffickers. A high-level group chaired by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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EU Law Enforcement and Google confront terrorist propaganda in latest Europol Referral Action Days

On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the tenth joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialist units in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This time around, the campaign was focused on different...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018