Info4Security End User News

Security is dominating the national media’s agenda just now, whether it be Olympic Games or law enforcement-related issues. 

As official security provider for London 2012, G4S is presently the fulcrum of all attentions, with CEO Nick Buckles having appeared in front of the Home Affairs Committee

Remaining with the political theme, MPs have called for tough action on rogue investigators, new powers are being put in place to confront alcohol-fuelled criminality and there’s a concerted effort to support a Private Member’s Bill on metal theft

Physical Security Information Management remains a hot topic, with our regular blogger The Security Analyst committing some thoughts to video. 

Speaking of video content, make sure you watch our edited highlights of the phenomenally successful IFSEC International 2012

Another of our regular bloggers – The Forensic Technologist – has written on current trends in digital investigations while, in the same arena, an international plan aimed at beating the cyber criminals is up-and-running at Belfast’s Queen’s University.

Top Stories on Info4Security 

G4S issues statement on Games contract

In a statement issued from head office, G4S outlines its “total commitment” to delivering a safe, secure and successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games 

IFSEC International 2012: the official event video

IFSEC International 2012 organiser UBM Live has completed production of the show’s official video, complete with comments from many of the event’s Premier Partners 

The Forensic Technologist: trends in digital investigations

Simon Placks reviews the new forensic technologies and emerging trends uncovered at the Computer Enterprise and Investigations Conference 

Company insiders unmasked as biggest fraud perpetrators

The extent of fraud perpetrated by management and employees has been exposed after a rapid decline in fraud super cases coming to court during the first six months of 2012 

IPCC chairman calls for greater powers

The chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission has called for additional powers and resources to further strengthen the important agency’s work 

MITIE unveils Command Centre Excellence programme

MITIE has launched its all-new Command Centre Excellence programme designed to train Control Room operators and supervisors within the TSM business division 

Topsgrup completes acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company

India’s largest security company, Topsgrup, has now formally completed its acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company 

Sheriffs’ Award 2012 launched by Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

The 2012 Sheriffs’ Award has been officially launched by The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, and nominations for this year’s scheme are now being invited 

100 in 100 2012: meeting the minister

Members of the 100 in 100 2012 campaign are set to meet with the Government’s skills minister John Hayes and debate the way forward on apprenticeships across the UK’s security sector 

The BSIA Briefing: July 2012

Security technology in the transport sector, Operation Tornado and emergency services reform north of the border all feature in the latest BSIA Briefing, brought to you by Amanda Beesley 

Memoori report: Partnerships and alliances – winning market share in security

Alliances and partnership arrangements in the physical security business are proving the keys to success for many companies. Allan McHale explains why 

Inspiration in HR Award 2012: Call for Entries

SSR Personnel and Info4Security have issued a Call for Entries in relation to the 2012 Inspiration in HR Award 

Buyers found for Norbain’s SA and Benelux businesses

Smartwares Home Essentials takes over the Norbain operation in the Benelux region while Norbain South Africa has been acquired through a management buy-out 

Door staff found working illegally in Met crackdown

The Metropolitan Police Service has led an operation targeting more than 400 door staff across London to crack down on unlicensed workers 

Until next time 

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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