To say that we’ve had a busy time of late at UBM Live’s Security Portfolio would be something of an understatement!
First of all, there was the inaugural edition of the Global Security Summit, which ran at London’s Olympia on 10-11 October.
Attendees at the highly successful show’s conference sessions heard from Deputy London Mayor Kit Malthouse (on apprenticeships), Security Industry Authority CEO Bill Butler, LOCOG’s head of security Andrew Amery and Ian Pearson (who gave a fascinating presentation on likely future threats to security).
Another packed session at conference, meanwhile, focused on the policing of the London riots in August 2011.
You can also read about the Building The Future Special Award presented to Baroness Ruth Henig at the end of the main ceremony.
In the guarding sphere, business realignment is taking place at Securitas while Ward Security rightly celebrates Investors in People Gold accreditation. Also, make sure you read Corps Security CEO Peter Webster’s latest blog in The Core Thinking strand.
Speaking of blogs, we’ve just started another one entitled The Maritime Security Consultant. It’s scripted by MAST’s Philip Cable.
In addition, we’ve just published the results of Hewlett-Packard’s latest study on cybercrime.
Securitas is introducing cost-saving measures for “better alignment” with its future customers’ needs and expectations while also continuing its investments in new technologies
Greater Manchester Police has paid £120,000 after being found by the Information Commissioners Office to have breached data protection rules
The winners of the 2012 Security Excellence Awards were unveiled on a glittering evening at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane
Peter Webster talks about Corps Security’s operation in a country where violence and criminality are more commonplace than in the UK: Papua New Guinea
NFC smartphones are changing the way we think about access control. The bring-your-own-device trend is driving this, says Harm Radstaak
Public confidence in surveillance would benefit from openness about the role of CCTV. Rob Ratcliff asks if crowd-sourced CCTV mapping could help
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled new research indicating that the cost and frequency of cybercrime have both continued to rise for the third straight year
Almost nine out of ten (87%) manufacturing businesses were affected by fraud in the last 12 months, according to new figures from the Kroll Advisory Solutions Global Fraud Report
Crime in England and Wales has fallen by 6%. Explore the data to see where crime is coming down with our interactive tools
The Security Industry Authority’s chairman is the recipient of a Building The Future Special Award for her “outstanding contribution to the security business sector”
Until next time