INCREASINGLY, ENTRANCE control solutions are required to add value for end users by integrating seamlessly with other security and building management systems. Terms such as integration, interoperability and compatibility are driving product development, systems integration and the relationships between manufacturers, integrators and end users.
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.
A SECURITY company director has been jailed for fraudulently evading around £100,000 in tax. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated that Sumair Iqbal, 35, cheated the Exchequer out of the money by massively underestimating the turnover of his two security businesses.
THE FINANCIAL Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Commerzbank AG (London Branch) £37,805,400 for failing to put adequate anti-money laundering (AML) systems and controls in place between October 2012 and September 2017.
REPEAT OFFENDER Robert Dass, a former Luton security boss, has paid a significant confiscation order after being found guilty of operating illegally for the second time. On 15 July, Dass was fined £1,800 at Harrow Crown Court for two counts of contravention of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £7,029.50.
MITIE HAS been named as a recipient of the Gold Award on the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme, ably demonstrating its strong commitment when it comes to supporting the Armed Forces community.
AS REPORTED by Security Matters, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – working in partnership with The Security Institute and The Security Commonwealth – recently launched #TheHiddenWorkforce campaign which is designed to reset perceptions about security officers and their day-to-day role. This has gained some incredible traction across the industry both here in the UK and, indeed, overseas.
THE NATIONAL Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced its accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer. The Inspectorate endorses the Living Wage Foundation’s principles and recognises this independent movement of businesses, organisations and people campaigning on the simple ethic that ‘a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay’, which is an integral element of many organisations’ Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and policies.
RUSSIAN CYBER actors are strongly believed to be targeting organisations involved in Coronavirus vaccine development, UK security officials have revealed. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published an advisory detailing the activities of the threat group known as APT29, which has exploited organisations globally.
HOME SECRETARY Priti Patel has announced the reappointment of Lynne Owens as director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA). Owens will now remain in post for a further two years from January 2021.
International Security Expo is free-to-attend and unites the entire security community allowing shared learning and collaboration from Government, CNI, Law Enforcement, Military, Major Events, Transport & Borders, Cyber Security, Facilities, Public and Private sectors.
ISE features a major-scale exhibition including a series of CPD certified conferences, workshops and interactive features exploring considerations of security from initial design through to technologies to secure and in the event of an attack the capabilities to respond.