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03 June 2020

PERPETUITY RESEARCH has just announced that the security response to COVID-19 will be the subject matter for exploration in the next research project to be conducted as part of the Security Research Initiative (SRI).

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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

TO SUPPORT the construction and fire sectors during the Coronavirus pandemic, from Monday 1 June the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has removed all charges for pdf downloads of its key guidance documents, thereby offering free access for all to these essential educational resources.

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03 June 2020

GARY CRAIG has been appointed as sales director at global fire safety systems developer Advanced, further strengthening its senior leadership team. A well-known figure in the fire industry, Craig has spent the past 35 years in the sector and held leadership positions at several key product manufacturers.

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03 June 2020

A FORMER security company boss has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 from the proceeds of his crimes or otherwise face a prison sentence. Nicholas Seabrook of Cwmbran was handed down a Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Confiscation Order of £5,560.59 at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday 29 May.

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