THE FOURTEENTH edition of the 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 discussions with selected professionals from the security business sector.
THE INSTITUTE of Risk Management (IRM) has been granted supporting training provider status by the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers to deliver the professional qualification element for the Modern Apprenticeships in Risk and Compliance. Apprenticeships must last for at least 12 months, but can last for up to five years depending on the level the apprentice is studying.
RECOGNISING THE outstanding contributions of industry professionals in dealing with all areas of economic crime, the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) are designed to showcase the tremendous efforts of the very best organisations, teams, individuals and initiatives and acknowledges their considerable crime-fighting achievements.
ACCORDING TO a recent YouGov poll, the public perception of security officers when it comes to the latter being seen as playing an essential role in the UK, both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only slightly ahead of traffic wardens.
UK SURVEILLANCE Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB has awarded Crowded Space Drones the first-ever private sector certificate of compliance in relation to surveillance camera systems and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 for the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, ie drones) in surveillance-related applications.
THE CROWN Prosecution Service (CPS) has recorded 1,627 data breaches over the entirety of the 2019-2020 financial year. According to official statistics, that figure is up from 1,378 in the previous financial year.
ON 30 SEPTEMBER, Taunton security boss Peter Blythe was fined at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court for deploying unlicensed security following a prosecution process initiated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
THE NATIONAL Audit Office (NAO) has reported that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme initiated for companies by Chancellor Rishi Sunak due to the COVID crisis has succeeded in quickly supporting small businesses, but at the same time warns Government now faces the potential loss of anywhere between £15 billion and £26 billion through companies not being able to repay the loans and acts of fraud.
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.