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27 November 2020

A NEW study involving CCTV system managers commissioned by security technology company NW Security suggests that nearly half (46%, in fact) of medium and large-sized businesses across England now plan to use their CCTV systems to support remote management of processes and people in the workplace.

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27 November 2020

AT THE organisation’s 2020 Annual General Meeting, Letitia Emeana CPP PSP CISMP (security capability manager at Unilever) was elected to serve as the next chair of ASIS International’s UK Chapter. Letitia succeeds Russell Penny CPP MSyI (owner and principal consultant at Denarius) in the role.

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26 November 2020

THE GOVERNMENT has committed “millions of pounds” to bolster the protection of the public against terrorism by announcing substantial funding for an all-new national Counter-Terrorism Operations Centre as part of its latest Spending Review.

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26 November 2020

VICTIM SUPPORT has issued a new report confirming what many commentators across the sector have suspected. In short, that the impact of crime has increased in its severity during the pandemic. With ongoing restrictions exacerbating the situation, victim services are expecting further demands for help as the current lockdown period eases and more victims begin to seek support.

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25 November 2020

THE SUSPICIOUS Activity Reports (SARs) Annual Report for 2020 has just been published by the National Crime Agency (NCA). It emerges that the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has seen another record number of SARs, receiving and processing 573,085. That represents a 20% increase on the previous period when the figure was 478,437, with an 81% increase (to 62,408) in requests for a defence against money laundering or terrorist finance.

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25 November 2020

THE NATION'S all-new National Cyber Force is going to help “transform” the UK’s cyber capabilities when it comes to disrupting adversaries and keeping the nation safe, Boris Johnson has announced.

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25 November 2020

ECHO (ELECTRONIC Call Handling Operations Ltd) – the not-for-profit, industry-backed alarms handling operator – has completed the first ‘end-to-end’ testing of its new automated alarm signalling transmissions between an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) and the pioneering Essex Police Control Room.

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19 November 2020

WITH 20-PLUS years of events sector experience to date, Rachael Shattock was appointed Group event director at the Nineteen Group (with responsibility for International Security Expo, International Cyber Expo and International Disaster Response) in early 2020. Here, in conversation with Security Matters, Rachael focuses on the necessary pivot to all three events running under one banner in the online domain.

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25 November 2020

HER MAJESTY’S Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reported a staggering 367,520 phishing e-mail attacks perpetrated against the Government department during 2020, with data indicating a sharp rise in incidents after the UK went into its first lockdown period back in March.

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25 November 2020

DUE TO the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Nineteen Group has taken the decision to reschedule its hugely popular event series at the NEC in Birmingham, which encompasses both The Security Event and The Fire Safety Event (for which Western Business Media titles Security Matters and Fire Safety Matters are, respectively, the official magazines). The shows will now run next September rather than in April.

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25 November 2020

MITIE GROUP plc, one of the UK's leading facilities management companies, has announced its financial and operational results for the six-month period that ended on 30 September 2020 (ie H1 2020-2021).

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18 November 2020

THE IMPACT of COVID-19, social isolation and a rise in hateful extremism online is creating a ‘perfect storm’ which is making more young people vulnerable to radicalisation. Parents, friends and families can now access specialist support to stop their loved ones from being drawn into harmful activities or groups thanks to the launch of ACT Early - a new dedicated safeguarding website (www.actearly.uk) and advice line devised by the specialists at Counter-Terrorism Policing.

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18 November 2020

INTERNATIONAL FRAUD Awareness Week 2020 – which began on Sunday 15 November and runs through until Saturday 21 November – is a great opportunity for raising awareness around the problem of fraud perpetrated against the National Health Service (NHS). That being so, the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) is once again in full support of the initiative.

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19 November 2020

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY Week 2020 (for which Security Matters is the lead Media Partner) runs in the online domain from Monday 30 November until Thursday 3 December and will see numerous experts in the sphere of counter-terrorism discussing the ways in which businesses and Government must adapt in order to successfully confront international security threats.

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19 November 2020

THE SIXTEENTH 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.

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