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First threat assessment for universities produced by National Cyber Security Centre

The threats facing the UK’s world-leading universities and the steps they can take to protect themselves are outlined in a new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC’s threat assessment aims to raise awareness of state-sponsored espionage targeting...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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FIA set to assess current fire industry market conditions in latest annual survey

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Europe’s largest trade association for the fire safety sector – is now preparing to carry out a large-scale survey to assess the current market conditions within the UK fire market. The survey, which is conducted every year, asks businesses...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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RUSI secures £750,000 donation for establishment of Strategic Investment Fund

Defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the establishment of director general Dr Karin von Hippel’s Strategic Investment Fund. This new initiative will allow the Institute to pursue under-examined or unforeseen critical events. The...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Government funds research into knife detection technology for crowded places

Six UK companies have been funded a share of more than £460,000 to fast-track innovative technologies that aim to detect people carrying knives in crowded places such as streets, railway stations and major events. Distinguishing concealed blades from other items such as keys and...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Quartet of university students awarded coveted scholarships by Paxton

As a sign of its commitment to investing in the local community and in young talent, security systems designer Paxton has offered scholarships to four students from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. They will each receive £10,000 towards their university...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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IRM and ITI EdVest sign MoU to deliver risk management education and research in India

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ITI EdVest – an education-focused initiative developed by the Investment Trust of India Limited (ITI) – with the intention to promote and deliver risk management education and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Thales details all-new “cyber and digital security powerhouse” in heart of Ebbw Vale

Security, defence, aerospace and transport sector solutions specialist Thales’ bold plan to establish a new world-class Centre of Excellence for digital and cyber security in Wales, first mooted early last year and welcomed at the time by the Welsh Government and academia...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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“Conclusive evidence” shows multi-sensor detectors to be better at false alarm rejection

Research pioneered by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and its members has realised some “momentous discoveries” in the field of fire detection and alarms, with the firmly-held belief that more sophisticated multi-sensor detectors really are more effective at...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
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“UK must not risk sacrificing security on altar of innovation” warns (ISC)² EMEA md Adrian Davis

Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the Government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017
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CFOA, FIA and Fire Service College energise R&D collaboration to boost Fire and Rescue Service operations

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire Service College (FSC) have come together to form a new R&D partnership. A joint Memorandum of Understanding clearly demonstrates each organisation’s commitment towards collaboration...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016