Aziz Rahman
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Is the Serious Fraud Office Offering Value for Money?

Whether the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is value for money is a question that’s being asked following developments that could give ammunition to its detractors, asserts Aziz Rahman. The SFO has just announced that it has dropped investigations into Rolls-Royce and drugs...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Scaling Down The Rolls-Royce Investigation: A Sign of Panic at the SFO?

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has finally stopped investigating a number of former Rolls-Royce employees in connection with the bribery and corruption scandal that has been rumbling on for many years now. A shrewd decision based on available evidence? Or the frightened actions...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
James Kelly: stepping down from the role of CEO at the BSIA
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James Kelly to step down from CEO’s role at the British Security Industry Association

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced that James Kelly is stepping down from his role as CEO. In the interim, David Wilkinson – director of technical services at the Trade Association – will oversee the responsibilities underpinning this key...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
Lisa Osofsky
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Attorney General’s Office names Lisa Osofsky as next director of Serious Fraud Office

Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has announced that Lisa Osofsky is going to be the new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Osofsky brings over 30 years’ experience of focusing on financial crime in both the UK and the US to the role. Osofsky began her career as a...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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AI-powered ‘Robo-Lawyer’ helps step up SFO’s fight against economic crime

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced a significant upgrade to its document analysis capability as Artificial Intelligence (AI) is made available to all of its new casework from this month. By automating document analysis, AI technology allows the SFO to investigate more...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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CSSC launches in East Midlands as business community bids to defeat terrorism

In the fourth and final week of the Action Counters Terrorism campaign, the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative has been launched in the East Midlands. The CSSC is a partnership between the police service and the business community which uses an...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018
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Evidence Talks’ Elizabeth Sheldon appointed vice-president for security by ADS Group

Elizabeth Sheldon, chairman of digital forensics specialist Evidence Talks, has been appointed as vice-president for security by the ADS Group, the trade organisation for companies in the UK security, aerospace, defence and space sectors. Sheldon is expected to serve a three-year...
Posted On 29 Jan 2018
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The Security Institute’s tenth Annual Conference “set to be best one held to date”

The Security Institute’s Annual Conference for 2017 promises to be the most exciting yet, with initial bookings already having exceeded last year’s numbers. The event is being held on Tuesday 3 October at Armoury House in the City of London and will include the premier of...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE: CEO of Mitie Group plc
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Mitie Group plc posts “strong” financials for six months ending 30 September 2015

Mitie Group plc, the facilities management organisation delivering a range of end user-centric services across the UK, has announced its results for the six-month period ending 30 September 2015. The FTSE 250 company’s latest set of financials reflect “strong revenue...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Mitie's MiTec technology hub in Northern Ireland
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Mitie TSM unveils detail of strategic security and cyber partnership with Fujitsu

The Total Security Management (TSM) business division of Mitie – the FTSE 250 facilities management company – has announced the detail behind a strategic partnership with Fujitsu focused on enterprise cyber security and intelligent building monitoring. The partnership...
Posted On 10 Sep 2015