Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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COIE 2018: Risk Mitigation for Workplace Safety, High Security and Building Efficiency

Cortech Developments has confirmed the appointment of Risk Xtra as its Official Media Partner for the 2018 schedule of Cortech Open Innovation Events. Here, Brian Sims previews the content on offer for practising risk and security management professionals in attendance ...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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Axis Communications awarded Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation in UK

Axis Communications, the network video technology pioneer, has recently received Cyber Essentials accreditation in the UK. The scheme, which was launched by the Government back in 2014, encourages businesses of all sizes in any industry to adhere to Best Practice in the field of...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
Julian Roche
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Ward Security strengthens client-facing team with appointment of Julian Roche

Ward Security has appointed Julian Roche to the role of director in a move designed to reflect the company’s ambitious plans to become the security supplier of choice in London as well as its overriding commitment to strengthen the business’ client-facing team as it...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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William Hill ordered to pay £6.2 million penalty package for “systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures”

Systemic senior management failure to protect consumers and prevent money laundering will result in the William Hill Group (WHG) paying a penalty package of “at least £6.2 million”. A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that, between November 2014 and...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018
George Hall
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Driverless Technology: A Risk As Low As Reasonably Practicable

With the future of automotive transport fast becoming a driverless utopia, there are lots of hurdles to cross in order to ensure that the safety of all road users is at the forefront of all technological advances, among them Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven vehicles, writes...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
Alan Meyrick: joining the team at SGW Safety & Security Limited
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Alan Meyrick appointed in security consultant’s role at SGW Safety & Security Limited

SGW Safety & Security Limited has announced the appointment of Alan Meyrick in the role of security consultant. Meyrick is a highly-skilled security practitioner with 14 years’ experience in the security business sector. His knowledge of risk and security methodologies and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
Simon Cook
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Collaboration and Communication: Increasing Resilience

Physical security is about more than securing doors and monitoring facilities, writes Simon Cook. From assisting in the prevention of incidents through to gathering business information, Physical Security Departments and the systems they deploy can play many roles in an...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Education Security Advisory Programme launched to tackle crime and enhance compliance in schools and FE

NW Systems, a specialist in surveillance systems and managed security services, has announced the launch of a dedicated Education Security Advisory Programme designed to ensure the effectiveness of security systems, help institutions comply with the latest regulations an...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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Event partnership agreement signed by ASIS International and Information Systems Security Association

​ASIS International and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a global organisation of information security professionals and practitioners, have announced details of an event partnership that will advance their shared missions of heightening the knowledge, skills...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017