Info4Security End User News

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. 

Then, last Wednesday, it was time for the 2012 Security Excellence Awards. Check out the category winners and take a look at our image gallery of what was truly a superb evening. 

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 targets customer needs in realignment move

Securitas is introducing cost-saving measures for “better alignment” with its future customers’ needs and expectations while also continuing its investments in new technologies 

Police force pays £120,000 penalty after data theft

Greater Manchester Police has paid £120,000 after being found by the Information Commissioners Office to have breached data protection rules 

Security Excellence Awards 2012 – winners announced

The winners of the 2012 Security Excellence Awards were unveiled on a glittering evening at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane 

The Core Thinking: the security industry – half a world away

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 

How NFC smartphones will revolutionise access control and the workplace

NFC smartphones are changing the way we think about access control. The bring-your-own-device trend is driving this, says Harm Radstaak 

Why end users should be honest about the role of CCTV surveillance

Public confidence in surveillance would benefit from openness about the role of CCTV. Rob Ratcliff asks if crowd-sourced CCTV mapping could help 

Cyber crime costs rise nearly 40%, attack frequency doubles

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled new research indicating that the cost and frequency of cybercrime have both continued to rise for the third straight year 

Manufacturing businesses most exposed to fraud reveals global study

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 

Explore England and Wales crime figures by region 2003-2012

Crime in England and Wales has fallen by 6%. Explore the data to see where crime is coming down with our interactive tools 

Baroness Ruth Henig recognised for contribution to security sector

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

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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