Angus Darroch-Warren
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Looking Ahead: The Security Challenges of the 2020s

As we enter a new decade, the security landscape never ceases to change and evolve, both on a macro and micro level. This is compounded by the fact that the remit of the security professional not only continues to expand to meet new threats, but also requires the exploitation of...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Get Licensed calls on private security industry to increase door staff pay rates

Security operative licensing expert Get Licensed is calling on private security companies to raise the minimum hourly rate for door supervisors. This follows an announcement by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) that it’s expanding the training package required as part...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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BSIA appoints Sarah Staff and Geoff Zeidler in non-executive director roles

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed Sarah Staff and Geoff Zeidler to the organisation’s Operating Board as non-executive directors. Staff is responsible for the BSIA joint security intelligence initiative SaferCash and is a former head of the...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Hidden Dangers in the Security Contract Tendering Process

Since 2010, local authorities have had their budgets cut by an average of 26%. In the same period, Government spending on the police service has gone down by 30% in real terms, resulting in 20,000 fewer police officers on our streets. These police cuts have made local authorities...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Post-review changes to Approved Contractor Scheme enforced by Security Industry Authority

Changes have now come into effect following the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) comprehensive review of its Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. This is the culmination of what’s described as a “root and branch” review of...
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Magenta Security’s leader highlights need for industry to support public services

A combination of uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and recent cutbacks in other areas of police funding has highlighted an opportunity for the private security industry to support public services. That’s the firm belief of Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime: The Partnership Approach

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the business community nor the police service have effectively prioritised their response to cyber crime. Indeed, a 2016 Institute of Directors survey of businesses found that only 57% had a cyber or information security strategy...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
Ashley Almanza: CEO at G4S
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G4S Group’s CEO Ashley Almanza appointed chair of International Security Ligue

G4S Group’s CEO Ashley Almanza has been announced as the new chair of the International Security Ligue, an association of private security organisations responsible for defining, establishing and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards within the private...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Security Research Initiative focuses attentions on key considerations for security sector

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published two reports addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together, the comprehensive documents seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in both private...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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