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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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From Firewalls to Fine Grain Permissions: Cyber Security Best Practice

Cyber crime is now so prevalent that guarding against it should be part of standard ‘business as usual’ company procedures, but many organisations have been – and continue to be – caught out. In parallel, the risk of physical attacks remains the same, which means that the risk...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Body-Worn Video: The Way Forward for Protecting Lone Workers?

Is body-worn video the way forward when it comes to protecting lone workers? Certainly, the police service has recognised its positive impact for some time. Here, Chris Allcard (lone worker services director at Reliance High-Tech) outlines precisely why he believes body-worn...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority outlines four priority action areas for 2019-2020

Each year, the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) sets a number of priority areas for action based on the organisation’s latest evaluation of available intelligence on the fraud risks facing the NHS. The Authority’s strategic intelligence assessment based on data for the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Mitie appointed to Crown Commercial Service Framework for security and defence

Facilities management business Mitie has recently been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management Frameworks for security and defence. For security, the framework includes sub-lot 1a Security Services and sub-lot 1b Technical Security. The two...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
Graham Vickrage (left and Neil Fitzwalter
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Nurse Call partnership with Courtney Thorne boosts Secom’s health and care portfolio

In a move that strengthens its position in the health and care sectors, Secom plc is partnering with Courtney Thorne to offer the care technology specialist’s Nurse Call solutions. This means that Secom will be able to offer existing and new NHS or private sector customers a...
Posted On 16 Mar 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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BSIA Briefing

Understandably, there’s presently much talk within the mainstream media concerning Brexit, writes Mike Reddington. With less than a month to go now until the politicians’ decision in terms of which road to travel is made, there’s still a good deal of speculation...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
Karen Trigg
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Are Funding Levels Actively Harming Public Safety and Security?

When restricted by budgets, safety and security standards can waver. Here, Karen Trigg discusses how to overcome financial challenges and outlines precisely why large budgets should not legitimise complacency when it comes to security provision.  Addressing budgetary restrictions...
Posted On 07 Feb 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