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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Police call on public to sign up for free counter-terrorism awareness training

Devised by Counter-Terrorism Policing officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like Shopping Centres and entertainment venues. Now, Counter-Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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International operation exposes “world’s most harmful” cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone – has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Security guidance issued to assist candidates on General Election campaign trail

All General Election 2019 candidates are being issued with guidance to help them respond if they experience intimidatory behaviour or abuse during the ongoing political campaign that culminates with Ballot Boxes closing around the nation on Thursday 12 December. ‘Guidance...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it reveals a decline in computer misuse and computer virus offences. In response, Mike Fenton (CEO at Redscan, the UK-based cyber security firm) has pointed to the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
Neil Basu: head of Counter-Terrorism Policing
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Counter-Terrorism Policing’s leader calls for public’s help to tackle far right extremism

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s leader Neil Basu has called upon the public to help tackle right wing extremism by seeking help for those vulnerable to radicalisation. The appeal comes after Assistant Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Basu warned about the significant...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Finalists announced for inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) have been announced. Recognising the valuable contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime, the TECAs showcase the very best companies, individuals and initiatives that the sector has to offer and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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ICO issues warning about historical personal details accessed through work

An Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation into the actions of two former Metropolitan Police Service officers has concluded. The investigation followed a referral from the Met and looked at whether the two former officers had acted unlawfully by retaining or...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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MPs and rights groups call for “urgent stop” to facial recognition surveillance

MPs and rights groups have called on police services and private companies across the UK to “immediately stop” using live facial recognition surveillance systems in public spaces. In a joint call to action published by civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, the groups...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019