Info4Security End User News: Plans unveiled for future regulation of UK’s private security sector

Professionalism in any business sector is underpinned by regular training and, ultimately, career development

That being the case, it’s particularly pleasing to see the latest initiatives realised by forward-thinking organisations Industry Qualifications and Mercury Training Services

In a similar vein, if you’re in the Glasgow area next week you can witness at first hand The Security Institute promoting professionalism and Best Practice to both current and potential members alike. 

The Government has begun consultation focused on the future of regulation in the private security sector. Make sure your views are communicated! 

MITIE Group plc’s latest set of financials reveal strong revenues for the six months to 30 September 2012, while some of the company’s security staff are now ‘Forensic Technicians’

It’s interesting to note the strong views held by the BSIA on the next steps that ought to be taken by the recently-elected Police and Crime Commissioners

Also, learn more about Physical Security Information Management and what’s driving the discussion in this space

Do check out the 2012 Security Excellence Awards video, scan the best read stories on Info4Security for October and view the latest blog from The Forensic Technologist

By the way, make sure you play your part in selecting Security’s Top 40 in celebration of four decades of IFSEC International

Plans unveiled for future regulation of UK’s private security sector

Plans to make private security businesses across the UK more accountable for quality and standards have now been unveiled by the coalition Government 

The Forensic Technologist: beware of the hackers

Simon Placks reviews Best Practice when it comes to investigating any hacking incident perpetrated against the corporate network 

Corps Security sows seeds of success with apprenticeships programme

Corps Security has announced plans to expand the scope of its apprenticeships programme and attract even more young people into the security sector 

SMEs and changes to the Data Protection Act

Bill Farmer outlines what the proposed changes to the EU’s Data Protection Regulations in 2014 will mean for SMEs, and why it’s so important those changes are addressed 

Strong revenue and earnings growth at MITIE

MITIE Group plc has unveiled its interim financial results for the six months to 30 September 2012 which reflect “strong revenue and earnings growth” 

New Prisons Bill set to block mobile phone use

A Parliamentary Bill providing new powers to block mobile phone signals in prisons has been the subject of a second reading in the House of Lords 

Security Excellence Awards 2012: the video

Watch highlights from the 2012 Security Excellence Awards including interviews with some of the industry’s leading professionals 

PCCs “must consider private sector outsourcing to achieve election pledges”

Members of the BSIA’s Police and Public Services Section believe that newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners must work together with the private security industry to achieve their pre-election pledges 

Key trends driving PSIM discussions

Darren Chalmers-Stevens continues his series of PSIM-based commentaries with an overview of key trends informing the debate 

Recruitment event to be run by The Security Institute in Glasgow

The Security Institute is running an education and recruitment event in Glasgow on the afternoon of 29 November. Honorary Fellow Brian Sims has the detail 

Until next time 

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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