The National Crime Agency will ‘relentlessly pursue’ High Priority Criminals, Lynne Owens, the Director General of the NCA has said. She was speaking at the defence and security think-tank RUSI.

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Almost all forces are good at preventing crime and anti-social behaviour; but quality of investigations remains disappointing, according to a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into police effectiveness.
Forces are mostly good at tackling serious and organised crime (although they are generally better at ‘traditional’ organised crime, such as drug-dealing, than so-called newer areas, such as child sexual exploitation and cyber-crime.

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A first national conference on charity fraud on October 30, 2015 was an opportunity for trustees, senior managers and their advisers to share experiences, insights and best practice in fighting fraud in the charitable sector. A four-part series of articles has featured in the print issue of Professional Security magazine from December 2015 to March 2016.

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Find out about some the most important security events in the UK.

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One of the benefits of newer IP systems is the ability to store video inside the camera or in a nearby digital video recorder (DVR) at the edge of the network. Edge-based storage is unlikely to take the place of centralised storage, but it is complementary and provides some interesting new options related to system design. Experts are answering a question: What is the value of edge-based storage and in what specific applications?

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In the most recent IHS country-level analysis for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), countries where the market for access control equipment is mature (i.e., France, United Kingdom and Germany) experienced only minor volatility in 2015. The combined compound annual growth rate (CAGR) forecast for 2014 through 2019 in Germany, Russia, United Kingdom and France shifted only slightly from 5.3% to 5.4%. The biggest changes in the forecast came from France and Russia. France’s CAGR forecast between 2015 and 2019 rose from 3.9% to  5.0%, while Russia’s CAGR during the same period fell from 2.6% to 0.3%.

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A new year, and a new set of dates and venues for Security TWENTY series of conference-exhibitions. It’s free to be a delegate – just register beforehand.

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The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per year, a new report suggests. This dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £...


Two thirds of large businesses experienced a cyber breach or attack in the past year, says the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. The research also suggests that in some cases the cost of...



Passwords have had their time and day; now it is time for wireless access control.
By Hector Hoyos