“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019

“National Cyber Security Strategy needs long-term plan” urges Public Accounts Committee

The Government has not made sufficient progress on developing long-term objectives for the National Security Strategy, which has been hampered by a weak evidence base and the lack of a business case. That’s the view of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, as...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019

“Organisations struggling with cyber security should learn from NHS guidance” urges Databarracks

Organisations struggling to improve their cyber security defences should take note of the recommendations proposed by a House of Commons Select Committee report into last year’s WannaCry ransomware epidemic. That’s according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of...
Posted On 22 May 2018

Action to combat online fraud “must favour customers” urges Public Accounts Committee

In its latest report focusing on cyber fraud, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament recognises that Government accepts there’s still an “enormous amount of work” to be done to fight the fraudsters, with the Committee itself urging banks to shoulder more...
Posted On 07 Dec 2017

Barclays assists in delivering skills boost with Cyber Security Challenge UK competition

On the weekend of 7-8 October, the Barclays and Cabinet Office-backed security initiative Cyber Security Challenge UK hosted an immersive competition designed to test the skills of 30 cyber enthusiasts. The competition required contestants to adopt the role of interns at a...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
Peter Webster

Public Sector Contracts: An Evaluation of Scale and Resources

For some time now, the way in which central Government contracts are allocated, awarded and serviced has represented a cause of deep concern within the security sector. Peter Webster explains why the Conservative Government’s latest move designed to appoint more small-to-medium...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
The House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into the police funding formula

Home Affairs Select Committee prepares for detailed inquiry into police service funding

Following the Government’s announcement in July that it’s now considering a new model of allocating funding to the 43 police forces in England and Wales, the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into the police funding formula....
Posted On 20 Sep 2015
James Kelly: CEO at the BSIA

BSIA submits evidence to Public Accounts Committee on financial sustainability of police forces

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has submitted written evidence to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in advance of its first evidence session of the new Parliament. The Committee is due to hold a session in the Houses of Parliament at 4.00 pm this...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015