Info4Security End User News

Last Thursday witnessed the Security Industry Authority’s latest (and extremely informative) Stakeholder Conference

At conference, there were speeches from Lord Taylor of Holbeach and the Regulator’s chairman Ruth Henig, who spoke in the wake of a controversial Home Office decision which will see the Baroness leaving the SIA come January. 

Elsewhere, the Government has introduced new rules aimed at preventing the misuse of surveillance powers while Ernst & Young energises comment on the EU data protection proposals

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on 15 November, of course, and you can now view the candidate listings online before making your choices. 

Speaking of policing, do check out the forward-thinking strategic crime reduction partnership formed by Crimestoppers, Facewatch and ACPO

Also well worth your reading time are the latest blogs courtesy of The Training Platform (focused on social media) and Memoori (which reviews the physical security business sector). 

In the guarding sphere, we’ve interviewed Sodexo’s Simon Pears and Bill Freear, the managing director at Pilgrims Group

Last, but by no means least, there’s the fantastic news announced by the organisers of this year’s 100 in 100 campaign to drive new apprenticeships across the security sector. 

SIA Stakeholder Conference 2012: ‘Standards, Professionalism, Accountability’

The 2012 SIA Stakeholder Conference featured presentations from key individuals and a panel discussion involving members of the Board 

CBI: “Bring Trade Union laws into line with the modern workplace”

CBI deputy director-general tells business leaders of the challenges faced by companies and Trade Unions in the modern workplace 

The I4S Interview: Simon Pears, Secure by Sodexo

Brian Sims talks to Simon Pears about the security solutions market, diversity and the future of law enforcement 

Video Surveillance as a Service must provide ‘more for less’

Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) must provide ‘more for less’ in order to grow the sector, according to IMS Research 

Social networking sites – what’s all the fuss about?

Can you afford to ignore the lure of social networking? Ken Livingstone and Amy Burrell explain why sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are now a vital element in today’s education and business landscapes 

ENISA report shows increase in national cyber security exercises

Cyber security agency calls for an increase in public-private co-operation to tackle cybercrime 

The I4S Interview: Bill Freear, Pilgrims Group

Brian Sims chats with Pilgrims Group’s managing director Bill Freear about recent developments in the security marketplace 

Crimestoppers, Facewatch and ACPO form strategic partnership

Crimestoppers, Facewatch and ACPO agree to share technology and improve the tools available for crime reduction 

IHMA welcomes new international standard for authentication solutions

The first international standard to provide guidance for businesses on protecting their products from counterfeiters is available 

MITIE awarded five-year FM contract at Sky

MITIE secures a contract to provide integrated FM for BSkyB, the UK’s largest entertainment and home communications company 

Until next time 

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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