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NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
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£100 million Account Freezing Orders “largest granted” to National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been granted Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) on eight bank accounts containing a total of more than £100 million which is suspected to have been derived from bribery and corruption in an overseas nation. The AFOs were obtained at Westminster...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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“Dozens of arrests” in UK as part of Europe-wide anti-modern slavery operation

44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking. The week of action, which took place between 17 and 23 June, was co-ordinated in the UK by the National Crime Agency (NCA)...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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NCA reports £40 million heroin seizure in wake of international operation

An international law enforcement investigation has resulted in one of the largest ever seizures of heroin in the UK. National Crime Agency (NCA) intelligence had identified a container vessel suspected of carrying a large drugs shipment en route to Antwerp. The vessel docked in...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
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‘Five Eyes’ Security Summit concludes with firm pledges to tackle emerging threats

Tech companies should prioritise the protection of their users and the wider public when designing services, the UK and international security partners have warned. Senior ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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ASIS announces “world-class” line-up of Keynote Speakers for GSX 2019

ASIS International has just announced its line-up of Keynote Speakers for the Global Security Exchange 2019, which is to be held from 8-12 September in Chicago. The exciting schedule includes presentations from leading authorities with experience and expertise in international...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Cyber attack on Lancaster University results in National Crime Agency investigation

Lancaster University has been subject to a sophisticated and malicious phishing attack which has resulted in breaches of student and applicant data. The matter has been reported to law enforcement agencies and staff at the renowned seat of learning are now working closely with...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Criminals to face fresh crackdown in Government’s fight against dirty money

The Economic Crime Plan draws together actions designed to overhaul the Government’s approach to tackling economic crime, with greater partnering between itself, the law enforcement community and the private sector. Criminals will have “nowhere left to hide their...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this challenge and is responding, but there are still significant and avoidable shortcomings to its approach, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Tackling serious and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Palo Alto Networks study highlights preference for AI management of cyber security

An online study of more than 10,000 respondents in EMEA conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cyber security, has explored attitudes towards new cyber security technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019