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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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Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2 per day has now been taken down following a detailed investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in collaboration with various international law...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards for NHS organisations

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) counter fraud standards for 2020-2021 were issued on 14 January. The 2020 counter fraud standards differ from last year’s only in very minor ways. The changes made for this year consist of altering the dates to...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Perpetuity Research explores experiences of females working in security sector

Perpetuity Research has published the detailed findings of new industry research sponsored by ICTS UK and Ireland into the experiences of women in security. The results of the independent research are contained in a 92-page report and based on 706 survey responses as well as 21...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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AMG Systems transmission solution specified for Cambridge Science Park

When Briar Security was commissioned to replace an ageing CCTV system at the Cambridge Science Park, the expert security systems company turned to AMG Systems, the UK manufacturer of environmentally robust fibre, analogue, IP/Ethernet, wireless and hybrid communication...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Tougher sentencing and monitoring in Government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a raft of measures that have been announced by the Conservative Government with a view to strengthening the UK’s response to terrorism. Confirmed by Home Secretary...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Security officer sentenced for working at school with forged SIA licence

On Friday 17 January, Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court for two counts of fraud and one count of possessing documents with an improper purpose contrary to the Identity Documents Act 2010. Owolabi must now undertake an 18-month...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Cyber Security Strategy: The Quest for Visibility and Threat Hunting

There’s currently so much emphasis in the cyber security market space on after-the-fact visibility into what bad things just happened. So much energy, time, money, strategy and dialogue about it, writes Scott Scheferman. The trouble is, it comes at a cost. For every moment...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Cameras to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for first time

Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time following draft legislation prepared by the Government. The Crown Court (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2020 will allow cameras to broadcast the sentencing remarks of High...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Home Secretary backs police service’s fight against county lines drug gangs

Home Secretary Priti Patel has backed the police service to step up its fight against county lines drug gangs. The British Transport Police (BTP) and Merseyside Police have made over 100 arrests during intensive operations that have taken place in the past two months. Officers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020