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Resilient by Design: Building Resilience in the UK’s Telecommunications Sector

Recent, high-profile network outages have shown how the convergence of people, processes and systems, accelerated by the introduction of new technologies, has created the potential for systemic failures to proliferate across the telecommunications ecosystem, impacting multiple...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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£6.8 billion potential risk to UK economy if Huawei’s use restricted for 5G roll-out

According to an independent report produced by Assembly and commissioned by Mobile UK, a restriction placed on Huawei in the telecoms supply chain could delay a full 5G launch by between 18 and 24 months and cost the UK economy between £4.5 billion and £6.8 billion. The new...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester door supervisor convicted for working with forged SIA licence

Philip Evans has been convicted of working as a door supervisor with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Evans was sentenced at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4 April, having pleaded guilty to the offence at a previous hearing on 12 March.  The Judge...
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
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Former Telford security training director jailed for falsifying industry qualifications

On Friday 29 March, Shamin Uddin – former director of the SAS Training Academy Ltd in Telford, Shropshire – was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to gain a Security...
Posted On 04 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
Crewe Magistrates' Court
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Duo of unlicensed security operatives plead guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court

An unlicensed door supervisor and the boss who deployed him with a fraudulent licence have been convicted of offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and the Fraud Act 2006. On Tuesday 26 March, Michael Flood of Pulford Road in Winsford pleaded guilty at Crewe...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Adam Vincent
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Cyber Security in the Manufacturing Sector: The Post-Brexit Outlook

We’re all very well aware of the potential economic impacts of Brexit, but the impending political and regulatory upheaval goes deeper than that. Cyber security could also be affected by a disorderly exit from the EU as the UK’s information exchange with partners around the world...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
Coventry Magistrates Court
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Disqualified West Midlands security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

A disqualified West Midlands security boss who had his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked last year has been prosecuted once again after re-starting his operation the very next day despite the revocation being in place. On Monday 11 March at Coventry...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the director of Loc 19 Chester, was sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to supplying Philip Evans to work on the door of a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Compliance and procurement professionals’ confidence in decline as environmental, regulation and fraud concerns begin to escalate

Dun & Bradstreet’s 2019 Compliance and Procurement Sentiment Report finds that confidence around the effectiveness to prevent fraud, manage regulation and Brexit-related change and identify environmental, social and governance concerns has fallen. The findings show that...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019