Archive for the ‘UK’ Category

UK Security Training and Regulation survey results released

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The 2014 Security Training and the Security Industry Authority Survey provides valuable information and insights around the Regulator’s licensing regime for security professionals.

The results published in this whitepaper were produced via a survey of IFSEC Global.com’s dedicated security community in association with Optima Group. Respondents from that cohort including senior security/risk professionals/managers operating in-house for private sector employers or working for security companies providing regulated and licensed solutions to purchasing end users.

http://www.ifsecglobal.com/2014-security-training-security-industry-authority-survey-findings/

Metropolitan police launch scam guide

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

‘The Little Book of Big Scams’ is a comprehensive guide on fraud prevention, explaining some of the most common scams in existence, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated, providing essential advice to reduce the chances of you being parted from your money.

The booklet is primarily aimed at the elderly and vulnerable in society as they are particularly at risk; but anyone who reads it will benefit. People from all backgrounds and income levels are targeted by scammers – anyone can fall victim to fraud.

http://www.met.police.uk/docs/little_book_scam.pdf

London police to wear vest-mounted video cameras

Friday, January 10th, 2014

London’s police department says it will roll out vest-mounted video cameras to some of the capital’s 2,300 firearms officers, hoping to help build public confidence in the force by allowing jurors and judges to literally see things from an officer’s perspective.

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/london-police-wear-vest-mounted-video-cameras-5795643

Knox murdered flatmate over cleaning: lawyer

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

An Italian prosecutor has demanded that an appeals court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British flatmate, a killing he argues may have been rooted in arguments about cleanliness and triggered by a toilet left unflushed by the only man now in jail for the murder.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/9446933/Prosecutor-asks-for-30-year-sentence-for-Knox

Germany wants answers from Britain on spying

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Germany’s Foreign Ministry asked Britain to respond today to a report that the British embassy in Berlin is being used as a covert listening post.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/9367334/Germany-wants-answers-from-Britain-on-spying

Police ‘told about hacked Milly voicemails’

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

A senior executive from Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World told British police hunting for a missing schoolgirl in 2002 that journalists on his paper had recordings of voicemail messages taken from her phone, London’s phone-hacking trial has been told.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/9368233/Police-told-about-hacked-Milly-voicemails

Phone hacking trial begins

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Rupert Murdoch’s former British newspaper chief and Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media head went on trial for phone hacking on Monday (local time) at the start of one of Britain’s most high profile court cases in years.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/9336470/Phone-hacking-trial-begins

Deadly storm cuts swathe across UK, Europe

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The death toll from a severe storm that ripped across Britain and onto mainland Europe has risen to 13, with the UK and Germany hit the hardest.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/9336452/Deadly-storm-cuts-swathe-across-UK-Europe

British terrorism suspect’s ‘ode to Osama bin Laden’

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Laptop files show ‘White Widow’ may have targeted another shopping centre in 2011.
The British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite wrote a poem telling of her “love” for Osama bin Laden, files found on her laptop have shown.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11144493

Uk announces security licensing timetable

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The “phased transition” to a new regulatory regime for UK security guarding licensing has been ongoing since October 2010. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced this week the timescale for licensing of security businesses. From April 6, 2015, all regulated security businesses will need to hold an SIA business licence.

http://www.ifsecglobal.com/author.asp?section_id=414&doc_id=561462