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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in night-time economy

Private security industry regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security personnel and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicked off on Monday 17 June,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Be Prepared and Plan for the Worst: How to Communicate in a Crisis

Be prepared and plan for the worst. That’s the maxim for managing communications in a crisis, as indeed it is for all contingency planning. For its part, security communications planning is a strategy designed to help management make better decisions. Only preparation and...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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‘Be Safe, Be Sound’ campaign launched ahead of UK’s summer music festival season

Counter-Terrorism Policing is reaching out to festival-goers who’ll be attending live events in the coming months by launching the #BeSafeBeSound social media campaign as part of its ‘Summer Security’ initiative. While there’s no intelligence to indicate an increased...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Social media and mobile apps “least trusted” digital platforms for keeping personal data secure

According to the results of EY’s latest Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) research, which is based on a survey of 2,500 respondents, UK consumers are most sceptical of social media and apps when it comes to their personal data security. When asked which types of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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The Dawn of Intelligent and Predictive Security

When did your business last undertake a security risk assessment? How do you evaluate threats or vulnerabilities? Are there any gaps in your security measures? Do you have full confidence in the security technologies that your business employs? Omar Abu-Rish explains why, as...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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European businesses signal ‘growing security gap’ amid mass digital transformation

Thales has revealed a growing security gap among European businesses, with almost a third (29%) of surveyed enterprises experiencing a breach last year and only a little more than half (55%) believing their digital transformation deployments to be either very or extremely secure....
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Most hacked passwords revealed as UK Cyber Survey exposes gaps in online security

Brits have been urged to apply steps to stay safe online after results of the UK Cyber Survey exposed exploitable gaps in their personal security knowledge. The polling was independently carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) –...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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G7 Summit 2019: Home Secretary calls for co-ordination to tackle security threats

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joined his counterparts from the US, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Italy this week as interior ministers met at the G7 Summit in Paris to discuss global security issues. Javid called for a more co-ordinated approach to combat shared threats,...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
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London Borough of Newham fined by ICO for disclosing sensitive personal data on alleged gang members

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’ and its purpose is to record...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019