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Crowe report highlights staggering £130 billion annual cost of fraud in UK plc

Fraud is costing businesses and individuals in the UK £130 billion each year. The Financial Cost of Fraud Report 2019, developed by national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe in conjunction with the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth, also...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Tackling Economic Crime Awards launched to honour security and law enforcement professionals

Economic crime has a significant impact on the UK;s economy, with – according to the Office for National Statistics – an estimated 3.24 million fraud offences taking place in the year ending March 2018. Organised by the World Excellence Awards team who also run the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
Ashton Kingdon (right) receives the 2018 Wilf Knight Award from Patricia Knight
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Ashton Kingdon wins The Security Institute’s prestigious 2018 Wilf Knight Award

Ashton Kingdon, a student at the University of Portsmouth, has been recognised by The Security Institute for the “unique research” displayed in her Master’s dissertation entitled ‘Seductions of the Caliphate: A Cultural Criminological Analysis of Online...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
Professor Mark Button
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University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies to host Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference

Economic and industrial espionage are significant issues for many organisations, with episodes causing billions of pounds of economic damage to countries around the world. Figures on the costs vary significantly, but it’s clear the losses are staggering and, in the US...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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The Security Institute’s Evening of Remembrance raises vital support for Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Fund

The Security Institute held its annual evening of Remembrance on Thursday 16 November at the Honourable Artillery Company in central London. A capacity audience enjoyed the evening which was organised by the Institute’s deputy chairman Andrew Nicholls. On the night, the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017
Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI
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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI appointed as next chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced that academic criminologist Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI will become the organisation’s new chairman with effect from January 2018, taking over the reins from Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI. Wakefield is senior lecturer in security risk management...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
Professor Mark Button
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Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 highlights UK footing £190 billion annual fraud bill

The annual cost of fraud in the UK is £190 billion, which is equal to around £10,000 per family. That’s one of the main findings of the Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 published by Crowe Clark Whitehill and developed in conjunction with both Experian and the Centre for Counter...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017
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University of Portsmouth celebrates first awards of Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management

The University of Portsmouth, renowned as one of the world’s leading providers of security risk management education, is celebrating the first two awards of its Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management. Dr Mike Gilbert and Dr David Rubens CSyP FSyI were the recipients...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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“Fraud costing UK’s economy £193 billion per annum” reveals Annual Fraud Indicator 2016

According to a new report, the annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per annum. This assertion dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £50 billion back in 2013. The Annual Fraud Indicator 2016 has been...
Posted On 26 May 2016
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Northern Ireland’s delicate peace process and security “at risk” should the UK leave the EU

Northern Ireland’s security, economy and delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU). This is the argument put forward in a new article published by the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the EU Referendum...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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