Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
James Kelly: stepping down from the role of CEO at the BSIA
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BSIA aims for British Security Awards to be “the national event” honouring “the industry’s finest”

In welcoming members and their guests to the British Security Awards 2018 on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s CEO James Kelly kick-started his Keynote Address by mentioning the re-branding of the event – running in its new guise for the...
Posted On 13 Jul 2018
David Anderson QC
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David Anderson QC publishes detailed report on terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

Following the terrorist attacks that took place on the UK mainland between March and June this year, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd commissioned former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson QC, to provide independent assurance of the internal MI5 and police...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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Britain enters “new era of online opportunity” with opening of National Cyber Security Centre

The UK’s all-new ‘cyber hub’ that will enable generations to navigate the Internet safely and be protected from the growing threat of online attack has been officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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National Crime Agency and National Counter-Terrorism Policing launch ‘Guns Off Our Streets’ campaign

The National Crime Agency and National Counter-Terrorism Policing have joined forces to appeal directly to members of the public for information preventing criminals and terrorists from gaining access to firearms and ammunition. The hard-hitting ‘Guns Off Our Streets’...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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New security-centric Home Office legislation features in Queen’s Speech to Parliament

Security-focused legislation drafted to provide stronger powers to disrupt extremists and tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion was announced today in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill will be introduced to ‘prevent...
Posted On 18 May 2016
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Intelligence and Security Committee issues damning verdict on Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has now published its detailed assessment report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, with the latter representing the first major piece of legislation governing the security and intelligence agencies’ powers in over...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
John Davies
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State of the Security Nation

Early January is always an opportune point for reflection. It’s a time for assessing the recent and current state of the security business sector both here in the UK and for key territories overseas before enacting plans designed to deal with predicted scenarios. It’s fair to say...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
National Counter-Terrorism Security Awareness Week 2015 runs from 23-27 November
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UK police forces launch second national Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week

Monday 23 November sees police forces launching the second National Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week (#CounterTerrorismUK), an initiative specifically designed to remind members of the public that they have a crucial role to play when it comes to helping both prevent and protect...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
GCHQ's famous headquarters in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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British Intelligence Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Internet and Telecoms unveiled by GCHQ

In today’s increasingly connected world, GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 are putting far greater focus on growing their own technical specialists and, as a result, are now searching for technically-minded apprentices. For prospective programmers and tech-savvy talent, the British Intelligence...
Posted On 03 Nov 2015
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