Employees: “Your most valuable asset or your greatest threat?”

Today, business leaders are struggling to effectively safeguard their data assets. Technologies for individuals, businesses and Governments are developing at an unprecedented rate. With new technology comes greater types and quantities of data, and with greater quantities of data...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
There's now a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management available through Perpetuity Training and The Security Institute

The Security Institute and Perpetuity Training “raise the bar” for education

Risk UK interviews Ken Livingstone MSc FSyI, managing director of Perpetuity Training, who offers an overview on the importance of the availability of a Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Security Management for security professionals. Livingstone also outlines what Perpetuity Training...
Posted On 01 Oct 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra

The Trailblazers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors as well as the Emergency Systems world. This major development arises alongside the Government’s own announcements regarding...
Posted On 22 Sep 2015
Skills for Security has introduced instruction on the ISO 27001 standard

Skills for Security adds ISO 27001 instruction courses in bid to address information security threats

Skills for Security has introduced instruction on the ISO 27001 standard to its array of available training courses in a determined bid to confront the growing problem of information security threats faced by today’s businesses. The Worcester-based skills body is delivering...
Posted On 20 Sep 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security

Gender Imbalance and The Security Business Sector

What more can and, indeed, must be done to encourage greater numbers of females to take up careers within the UK’s security business sector? David Ward offers some considered opinions on the matter. The issue of skills and staff shortages is one which affects the security...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
According to BDO's FraudTrack study, the total value of reported fraud in the UK for the first half of the year was £798 million

BDO calls for enhanced due diligence as reported fraud in UK races towards £800 million mark

BDO LLP’s 2015 interim FraudTrack report states that the total value of reported fraud in the UK during the first half of the year was a staggering £798 million. That figure represents a near £80 million rise on the amount calculated for the same period last year. The...
Posted On 10 Sep 2015
Securitas' new state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre in Milton Keynes

Securitas completes state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre in Buckinghamshire

Building work is now finalised on a state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre (SOC) for Securitas in Milton Keynes which will play host to the company’s Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) – built to conform with BS EN 50518 standards – as well as its all-new and...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015
Industry Qualifications has launched IQ India

Industry Qualifications and Essence X Consultancy Services launch IQ India

In collaboration with Essence X Consultancy Services, its business partner organisation in India, the IQ Group used the recent Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities India: Technology and Investment Summit – convened in Windsor on Monday 13 July – as the platform for...
Posted On 12 Aug 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security

In Support of the Armed Forces

The security sector must be seen to play an active role in supporting the UK’s Armed Forces and the brave personnel who diligently serve the nation. One way in which this backing can manifest itself is the Corporate Covenant. David Ward explains the detail. Like any other...
Posted On 06 Aug 2015

Study-Security 24/7 announces introduction of Level 7 Security Management Programme

Study-Security 24/7 has launched the first Level 7 accredited Security Management Programme. Originally taught as a post-graduate certificate and latterly available as a distance learning Master’s Degree from a leading UK university, the qualification is now the first QCF...
Posted On 24 Jul 2015