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“Untrained and neglected IT staff increasing cyber security skills gap” warns (ISC)²

A survey of 3,300 IT professionals conducted by (ISC)² has revealed that widespread underfunding in training in-house IT talent is contributing towards the critical cyber security skills gap. The report shows that businesses are exposing themselves to cyber threats by ignoring...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
Ken Livingstone MSc: director of Perpetuity Training
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Perpetuity Academy introduces ‘Managing Retail Security’ eLearning course for loss prevention specialists

Perpetuity Academy continues to expand its eLearning prospectus with the addition of a ‘Managing Retail Security’ course designed to benefit anyone who’s involved in preventing stock loss within the retail sector. The IQ Level 4 ‘Managing Retail...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
Helen Down
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Working Alone: When Is It Not OK?

Sadly, there are certain situations when lone working has led to disaster, writes Helen Down. In 2006, mental health worker Ashleigh Ewing was stabbed to death by a schizophrenic client in his home. In 2013, Andrew Locovou was murdered by a customer while single-manning a betting...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Eaton publishes White Papers designed to assist businesses in enhancing evacuation strategies

Eaton has launched a series of White Papers examining the issues that surround effective evacuation planning for commercial buildings. The five documents are designed to guide the owners and managers of buildings through the legal, moral and commercial imperatives to maximise the...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
Stuart Lodge
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The Living Wage: Finding a New Payment Structure for the Security Industry

The law of unintended consequences inevitably comes into play when new Government legislation impacts on market mechanisms. This is certainly the case with the introduction of the Living Wage on 1 April 2016 for the security industry. As Stuart Lodge observes, there have been...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
Simon Chapman
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Staff Crime and Combating ‘The Insider Threat’

‘The Insider Threat’ is a hot topic of concern both for the Security Services and for security and risk professionals working within major public and private sector organisations. Setting up effective counter-measures for staff crime – whether the motivation for such...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
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Fire Industry Association calls for drive to cut down on false fire alarms

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK, this problem has been brought squarely under the spotlight due to the Localism Bill. Indeed, the London Fire Brigade announced in January 2014 that it was to begin charging...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
Richard Bingley has authored an excellent book for security professionals entitled The Security Consultant's Handbook
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Buckinghamshire New University academic draws on sector experience for The Security Consultant’s Handbook

Richard Bingley PGCLTHE, senior lecturer in security and organisational resilience at Buckinghamshire New University, has written (and now had published) an excellent tome entitled The Security Consultant’s Handbook.   The modern security practitioner has shifted from being a...
Posted On 11 Nov 2015
Chris Russell
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Life is short… Make sure you protect your data!

In November last year, the Ashley Madison website boldly claimed that it was ‘the last truly secure space on the Internet’, states Chris Russell. Come July this year, a group of hackers announced that it had obtained the account details of 32 million users and demanded that the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015
The BSIA'S Vacant Property Protection Section has welcomed the publication of BS 8584
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BSIA’s Vacant Property Protection Section welcomes publication of British Standard 8584

The British Security Industry Association’s Vacant Property Protection Section has welcomed the publication of British Standard BS 8584: 2015 Vacant Property Protection Services – Code of Practice. The BSIA was instrumental in the development of the standard, and several members...
Posted On 27 Oct 2015