Sarah Hayward-Turton
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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National Health Service joins global initiative in bid to raise awareness of fraud

International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW) 2019 runs from 17 to 23 November, with hundreds of organisations around the world (among them the NHS) joining this global initiative to raise awareness of fraud and highlight the importance of fraud prevention. Fraud is estimated to cost...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
Mark Harper
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Are General Data Protection Regulation Standards Slipping One Year On?

Just over 12 months ago, on 25 May 2018 to be precise, the European Union’s all-new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards were set in stone and enforced, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure that they were dealing with sensitive data in the correct...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Convicted NHS fraudster ordered to hand over all assets in wake of investigation

Convicted NHS dialysis manager Alan Hodge has been told he must pay the NHS £30,720 following his role in a large fraud against Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust or face an extra nine months in jail. Hodge (55) of Aultone Way, Sutton in Surrey was sentenced to...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards targeted at NHS organisations

Fighting fraud is important for any organisation. In the public sector, there must be confidence that money from taxpayer-funded services isn’t diverted illegally for purposes other than for what it’s originally intended. Minimising the loss from fraud is a hugely...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Trio of managers jailed for taking part in £822,000 National Health Service fraud

Three NHS managers (one in-house and two from an agency) have been sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court for defrauding Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) of £822,236.22. Mark Evill was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, Robert Howells to four years and Michael Cope to...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Stephen Smith
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The Relentless March of the Cybermen

Cyber security is the protection of Internet-connected systems – including hardware, software and data – from cyber attacks. In a computing context, security comprises cyber security and physical security. Both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorised...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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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
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HMRC and Security Industry Authority join forces on MoU to clamp down on tax fraud

HMRC and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) have agreed on a new partnership specifically designed to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both organisations have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority launches in determined bid to lead fight against fraud

The new NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) has been given the independence it needs to fight and deter fraud, bribery and corruption that attacks the NHS. It’s a Centre of Excellence employing specialists in intelligence, fraud prevention, computer forensics, fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017