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Minister for Crime makes plans to protect shop workers from acts of violence

Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, is now examining options for providing further protections for shop workers from acts of violence and abuse. The Government’s Call for Evidence – issued by the Home Office – is intended to...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Hochiki Europe’s LEAKalarm provides “fast and reliable” water leak detection system for buildings

Life safety solutions specialist Hochiki Europe has brought an innovative new moisture detection system to the market, allowing building owners to identify leaks quickly and minimise the risk of water damage to their properties. If not managed effectively, water leaks can...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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FCA issues warning on investment scams following £197 million reported losses in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning investors to be vigilant concerning the threat posed by investment scammers, with the latest data from Action Fraud revealing over £197 million of reported losses in 2018. Victims were scammed out of over £29,000 on average last...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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(ISC)² invests in professional development of global cyber security workforce

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the founding of its Professional Development Institute (PDI) to combat one of the largest challenges facing the cyber security community today, namely the global shortage of...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Staff screening “vital for UK security and compliance post-Brexit” urges Pinkerton

Global risk management specialist Pinkerton is urging UK businesses to tighten up on employee screening procedures in light of the commercial uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The company believes that Brexit uncertainty has heightened the need for employment screening measures to...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receives Royal Assent

New laws affording the UK greater powers to crack down on hostile state activity have received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the crimes, as well as...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Property developers warned by London Fire Brigade to stop ignoring sprinkler advice

The London Fire Brigade has made numerous warnings about the importance of fitting sprinklers in property developments, but it seems that its advice is still being ignored. An audit of purpose-built flats refurbished in 2016 found that only two out of 15 blocks had sprinkler...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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“Unparalleled” conference programme announced for NSI’s 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has unveiled an “unparalleled” conference programme for the organisation’s forthcoming NSI Summit supported by IFSEC International and which takes place on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham....
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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BCI 2019 Horizon Scan: “Health and Safety incidents become biggest loss driver for organisations”  

Health and Safety incidents have become the leading financial loss driver for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber attacks and IT outages. Meanwhile, political change has entered the Top Ten...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019