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Organisations “exposed to significant risk” due to lack of workplace recovery arrangements

A “disconnect” exists between business continuity professionals and end users when it comes to workplace recovery. That’s according to a report just published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and supported by Regus Workplace Recovery. The global study...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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Daisy Group launches ‘Continuum’ in bid to reboot business continuity with ‘always available’ service capability

Daisy Group has launched its next generation business continuity solution designated ‘Continuum’, which is putting ‘always on’ infrastructure and service availability front and centre of the UK’s digital transformation journey. Business continuity has its roots in IT...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016
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New Codes of Practice on correct handling of security dogs published by BSI Group

BSI, the business standards company, has launched BS 8517-1: Code of Practice for the Use of General Security Dogs and BS 8517-2: Code of Practice for the Use of Detection Dogs to provide guidelines for organisations and individuals who use dogs as a security measure. According...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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UBM EMEA previews Borders & Infrastructure “show within a show” for IFSEC International 2017

UBM EMEA, the organiser of IFSEC International, has announced the launch of a new “show within a show” dedicated to border security, counter-terrorism and the protection of Critical National Infrastructure. Borders & Infrastructure, which takes place between 20-22 June 2017...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Axis Group companies recognised by Living Wage Foundation as ‘fair’ employers

The Living Wage Foundation has formally accredited two Axis Group companies, recognising their support for the Living Wage and the furtherance of Best Practice in the security business sector. Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security services, is now a...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
Phillip Wood MBE
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The Inherent Dangers of Seduction

The swift pace of life today coupled with the overriding requirement in the business world to remain in constant contact might open us up to being targeted by those who would steal our identities, money or other highly valued possessions. Phillip Wood outlines why, on occasion,...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
Phillip Wood MBE
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Risks, Luck, Variables… and You

When it comes to planning, the translation of thoughts into realities is normally far more involved than simply writing them down and asking someone to make them happen. Of course, our own human judgements influence how things will be done. Phillip Wood examines the role of...
Posted On 10 Feb 2016
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EIU-BSI Study: “Only 29% of CEOs believe their organisation has the resilience practices in place to succeed”

The latest global study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for the British Standards Institution (BSI) finds that 88% of CEOs are prioritising investment in resilience to ensure their business’ long-term survival. The report identifies a worrying gap in the...
Posted On 08 Dec 2015
Edinburgh University's Old College
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University of Edinburgh secures UK’s first Risk and Resilience Innovation Showcase

Edinburgh Research and Innovation, the commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh, has announced a new AIMday (Academic Industry Meeting day) for companies looking to anticipate possible future risks to their operations and plan resilience strategies for today’s global...
Posted On 21 Oct 2015
The British Security Industry Association has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015
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BSIA Annual Review highlights growing influence of Trade Association in standards development

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015, a document revealing that the Trade Association continues to expand its influence when it comes to the development of both British and European Standards. In the past 12 months alone,...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015