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03 June 2020

THE FOURTH episode of the recently-launched fortnightly Security Matters Podcast for practising professionals in the security business sector is now live to view. Each episode features a round-up and analysis of the biggest news stories published on the magazine’s website in addition to interviews with selected practitioners from the security business sector.

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03 June 2020

FOLLOWING UP on the previous Committee’s partially completed inquiry into biosecurity in 2019, and the continued salience of such pandemic risks with COVID-19, the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is determined to examine how biosecurity is addressed in national security planning and resilience implementation.

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03 June 2020

ACCORDING TO research conducted by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, the total value of fraud in the UK more than doubled to £1.7 billion in 2019 (up from £746.3 million the previous year). The average value of fraud also increased, rising from £1.4 million to £3.6 million during this period.

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03 June 2020

THE CHARTERED Governance Institute has published new Terms of Reference for risk committees which are intended as a guide for companies to adapt to their needs where the Board of Directors decides it’s either necessary or desirable to have a separate risk committee.

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03 June 2020

THE BRITISH Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the regional winners of the security personnel categories for its 2020 British Security Awards. The regional winners will now be put forward for this year’s awards ceremony which, as reported by Security Matters, is to be held as a virtual event due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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03 June 2020

EXPERIENCING AN exponential rise of COVID-19-related security cases during the pandemic, International SOS has shed some light on three emerging security challenges running alongside underlying security issues that the pandemic environment has served to exacerbate.

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03 June 2020

THE FOURTH episode of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast is now available to download or stream for free and features an in-depth interview with Bob Docherty, chair of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, as well as our usual fortnightly discussion with fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer and insight from Gary Craig, sales director at Advanced.

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03 June 2020

THE THIRD episode of the recently-launched fortnightly Security Matters Podcast for practising professionals in the security industry is now live to view. Each episode features a round-up and analysis of the biggest news stories published on the magazine's website in addition to interviews with selected practitioners from the security business sector.

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03 June 2020

SECURITY MATTERS has launched a fortnightly Security Matters Podcast for practising professionals in the security industry. Each episode features a round-up and analysis of the biggest news stories published on the magazine's website in addition to interviews with selected practitioners.

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03 June 2020

THE COUNTER-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill marks the largest overhaul of terrorist sentencing and monitoring in decades. Terrorists now face a minimum of 14 years behind bars for serious offences as well as tougher monitoring as a new Bill enters the Houses of Parliament.

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03 June 2020

CYBER CRIMINALS are evolving their particular ‘craft’ with new innovations and increasingly automating their attacks. This is one of the key findings of the 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report just issued by NTT.

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02 June 2020

NEW RESEARCH led by academics at the University of Central Lancashire has found that the test regime which allowed combustible materials to be used in the external walls of thousands of tall buildings across the UK omits key details that are critical in evaluating the fire safety of those materials deployed.

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02 June 2020

THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) has urged a UK-wide moratorium on fire cuts, calling on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and devolved administrations to halt 15 years of “unprecedented” austerity and invest in the Fire and Rescue Service.

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02 June 2020

WITH THE Coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by the Government now slowly beginning to ease, BAFE strongly advises that fire safety measures are not overlooked or deferred further at this time.

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02 June 2020

FIRE AND Rescue Service staff will now be offering to work with local partners in order to support care homes in the fight against COVID-19. This new move follows on from a national agreement led by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the National Employer and the Fire Brigades Union.

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02 June 2020

HOT WORK-related fires are on the increase. In fact, according to Freedom of Information data obtained by insurer Zurich, more than a quarter of all accidental fires on construction sites are sparked by ‘hot work’. Here, Ian McKinnon explains what practising professionals need to remember when undertaking this type of work.

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27 May 2020

LEADERS OF the world’s regional policing organisations recently joined forces in a virtual meeting hosted by Interpol to address the challenges posed to global policing by COVID-19 and reaffirm the importance of multilateral co-operation during times of emergency.

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27 May 2020

PROVISIONAL DATA from police forces across England and Wales shows a continued reduction in recorded crime of 25% throughout the Coronavirus lockdown period.

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27 May 2020

THE ENTRY process for the 2020 Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) is now open. The TECAs is an independent awards scheme launched last year by Perpetuity Research in a determined bid to recognise and reward teams, individuals, initiatives and organisations for their commitment and outstanding performance in tackling all areas of economic crime. Security Matters is the Official Media Partner for this year's event.

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27 May 2020

THE BUSINESS Continuity Institute (BCI) has announced the launch of the BCI Competency Framework, which will complement the long-established Good Practice Guidelines. The BCI Competency Framework defines the professional standards needed to be an effective business continuity practitioner at every career stage.

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