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High-profile speakers added to 2020 OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit Programme

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), takes place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in central London. The event organisers have now...
Posted On 23 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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SIA launches consultation on Code of Conduct for private security operatives

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a six-week consultation on a draft Code of Conduct for SIA licence holders and applicants for SIA licences. The SIA is inviting the industry, licence holders and anyone with an interest in private security to have a say on the...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020
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Top technology trends set to impact security in 2020 outlined by Axis CTO

As existing technologies reach maturity and innovations make the leap from consumer applications to the business spectrum (and vice versa), it’s imperative that security professionals constantly seek out those that have the potential to add value to the host organisation. With...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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London Fire Brigade “requires improvement” asserts detailed report by HMICFRS

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published a detailed report into the performance of the London Fire Brigade as well as 14 other Fire and Rescue Services. HMICFRS took on responsibility for inspecting Fire and Rescue Services...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
Cwmbran Magistrates' Court
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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss pleads guilty in Magistrates’ Court

On Monday 2 December at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court, Nicholas Seabrook of Cwmbran pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Seabrook was bailed pending a financial investigation. Seabrook...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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West Yorkshire security boss and unlicensed door supervisor found guilty

The former director of a security firm has pleaded guilty to repeatedly deploying an unlicensed door supervisor to venues around Leeds. Haidar Mumtaz, formerly of 2 B Secure Ltd from Keighley in West Yorkshire, sent Steven Hare from Bradford to work on security duties at the...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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“Global business confidence in long-term resilience falls for first time” states BSI

BSI’s third Organisational Resilience Index finds business leaders struggling to adapt to new technology amid political and economic uncertainty. According to the third annual Organisational Resilience Index report, published by the BSI and which surveys 800 senior leaders across...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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No Carrot for Non-Compliance – Only a Stick

Expectations of security are increasing in every region, making it vital that enterprises understand the risks posed to customer data and information in order to retain their trust. By managing new cyber security threats, asserts Morgan Jay, enterprises will be able to...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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“Lack of risk leadership leaving UK businesses exposed” asserts Gallagher research

Just one in every five UK companies employs a Chief Risk Officer. That’s according to research involving 250 UK business leaders conducted by Gallagher, the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm. According to the company, this is leaving UK...
Posted On 26 Nov 2019