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‘Five Eyes’ Security Summit concludes with firm pledges to tackle emerging threats

Tech companies should prioritise the protection of their users and the wider public when designing services, the UK and international security partners have warned. Senior ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
Steven Webb
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Digitalisation and Cyber Risk: The Key Questions for Today’s Organisations

It’s difficult to avoid discussions about digital trends, business models and the resulting benefits. The world’s most valued organisations provide digital services. Private investment in new digital start-ups is sky high, while the benefits to organisations of digitalising...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Enterprise Security Risk Management: A Security Programme Maturity Model

As one of its stated strategic initiatives, ASIS International has been actively involved in promoting the adoption of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM). ESRM is a strategic security programme management approach that ties an organisation’s security practice to its...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
Angus Darroch-Warren
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Doctor or Dalek? The Evolving Space of the Security Manager

If you’re familiar with the long-running UK TV sci-fi series Doctor Who, you’ll know that the lead character (‘The Doctor’) and various adversaries have continually evolved since the show’s debut back in 1963. Our hero’s villains have all adapted, becoming more...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to host AI Defence and Security Conference

Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theme for this year’s ‘AI Fest’, an annual conference hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) that explores the implications of AI for defence and security. The conference will be held on Wednesday 5...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
Glenn Lemons
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Why Executive Protection Teams Need Finished Intelligence

For executive protection teams tasked with safeguarding business leaders in what is now an increasingly complex threat landscape, having rapid access to relevant information is essential. However, as more threat actors shift operations online – and often to illicit,...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
Andrew Buxton
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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“Almost half of companies still unable to detect IoT device breaches” reveals Gemalto study

Gemalto, the digital security specialist, has revealed that only around half (48%) of businesses can detect whether or not any of their Internet of Things (IoT) devices suffers a breach. This news comes despite companies having an increased focus on IoT security. Spending on...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
Kevin Brown
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Kevin Brown succeeds Mark Hughes as managing director of BT’s security business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cyber security activity around the world. Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who’s stepping down from the role at the end of this year...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018