Ciaran Martin
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Founding head of NCSC appointed CB and confirms plans to step down

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List and also affirmed long-standing plans to leave his post in the summer. Martin’s...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Local Authorities, Commercialisation and the New Regulatory Risk

On 4 September, Chancellor Sajid Javid grandly declared the end of austerity as he announced the biggest increase in spending on public services for 15 years. While austerity may well be over, the commercialisation of local authorities as a process is undoubtedly here to stay. As...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
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G4S makes £14.3 million profit from Brook House contract “despite serious failings”

A National Audit Office (NAO) investigation conducted for the Home Affairs Committee following a Panorama programme which revealed shocking levels of abuse against detainees has shown for the first time that G4S made £14.3 million in profit from Brook House immigration removal...
Posted On 22 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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Cost of Government’s new Emergency Services Network set to escalate by £3.1 billion

The all-new communications system being put in place for the Emergency Services will now cost just shy of 50% more than originally expected and is “unlikely” to be ready to be delivered by the target date of 2022. According to the National Audit Office’s (NAO)...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Combating Daily Security Threats Within the Healthcare Sector

Last year, we witnessed one of the most aggressive ransomware attacks on healthcare institutions around the world. WannaCry went viral on 12 May, causing widespread disruption to global IT systems and raising serious questions about the preparedness of the National Health Service...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
Professor Mark Button
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Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 highlights UK footing £190 billion annual fraud bill

The annual cost of fraud in the UK is £190 billion, which is equal to around £10,000 per family. That’s one of the main findings of the Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 published by Crowe Clark Whitehill and developed in conjunction with both Experian and the Centre for Counter...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017
Chris Skidmore: Minister for the Constitution
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Cross-Government Fraud Landscape Report highlights progress in fraud prevention

The 40-page Fraud Landscape Report, which examines how Government is tackling fraud against the public sector, shows that progress has been made since a number of initiatives were put in place in 2013 to identify fraudulent activity. Government has detected fraud loss of £73.6...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Keith Vaz MP
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“End London’s ‘Welcome Mat’ for money launderers” urges Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has stated that the combination of “poor supervision and enforcement” in the London property investment market is creating a safe haven for laundering the proceeds of crime. As a result, the Committee is calling for much stronger...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Experian report highlights five key trends designed to mitigate rising fraud threat

Experian, the global information services company, has published its first annual global business report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. Entitled: ‘Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Frau...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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