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Home Secretary Theresa May sets out “radical” Fire and Rescue Service reform programme

Home Secretary Theresa May has unveiled a programme of reform for the Fire and Rescue Services that promises to be as radical and ambitious as that delivered across the policing landscape since 2010. Speaking at an event hosted by Think Tank Reform, the Home Secretary praised the...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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NCA publishes six-month review of warrants and orders used to seize and retain evidence

A six-month review of the warrants and orders used by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to seize and retain evidence in its investigations has now been published. The review began in August 2015 after two NCA cases failed: one due to the fact that warrants were challenged...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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AIIM research shows risk and compliance now the largest drivers for information management

According to new AIIM research, the number of large organisations citing risk and compliance as the largest drivers for information management (IM) has risen hugely in the past year (from 38% to 59%). Nearly half (44%) of mid-sized organisations also cite risk and compliance as...
Posted On 07 Apr 2016
Helen Down: Director of StaySafe
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The Human Element of Disaster Management

In early January, Risk UK published a really interesting post by VEEAM’s Ian Wells on disaster management from an IT perspective about how IT can be used to reduce downtime following a man-made or natural disaster. With the majority of assets stored online and the ability...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016
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Deloitte CPO Survey: “Is procurement now at a digital tipping point?”

Rising risk levels and a skills shortage are among procurement leaders’ main concerns at present. That’s according to Deloitte’s Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Survey. No less than 45% of CPOs questioned for the study report a rise in procurement-related risk as a...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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
Despite recognising the need for greater technology expertise at Board level, few have the right skill sets. That’s one key finding of the latest study conducted by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute
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KPMG Survey: “Risk and strategy ‘two sides of same coin’ but many Boards failing to make the link”

Corporate Boards are deepening their involvement in company strategy and refining their oversight of the critical risks facing the business, but there’s “still work to be done” if organisations are to meet the challenges set by the 2014 UK Corporate Governance...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Hatstand believes that cyber security management ought to be treated as an iterative and organic process
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Hatstand launches Risk Assessment Model to strengthen business’ cyber security governance

Global capital markets specialist Hatstand has announced the launch of its Cyber Security Risk Assessment Model, specifically designed to enable businesses to better understand the current state of their preparedness against the risk of cyber attack and identify any shortfalls...
Posted On 01 Sep 2015
2015 sees the 21st edition of CONSEC, the annual conference and exhibition organised by the Association of Security Consultants
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ASC unveils programme for CONSEC 2015: ‘Knowing The Threats, Managing The Risks’

The Association of Security Consultants has announced that Bill Butler, former CEO of the Security Industry Authority, has accepted an invitation to chair CONSEC, the organisation’s annual international conference and exhibition which, in 2015, will be held on Thursday 15...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015
Amendments are forecast for police response to intruder alarms
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Changes afoot as National Police Chiefs’ Council looks to amend 2014 ACPO Response Policy

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is in the process of issuing a new policy on police response entitled Police Requirements and Response to Security Systems. The all-new NPCC policy is designed to replace the ACPO Security Systems Policy last updated in April 2014....
Posted On 20 Jul 2015