Protecting governments: Balancing access control innovation with certified standards

Darren Worswick explains why security professionals need to balance using the latest access control tech with ensuring it is properly certified to better protect government buildings and other high-level infrastructure environments. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The CIC is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

Government launches £1bn Building Safety Fund to replace cladding on high rise residential buildings

The Government has launched its £1 billion building safety fund, initially revealed in the most recent Budget announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. Read More

5 security questions arising from Trump’s travel ban, border wall and cybersecurity probe

Photo: Michael Vadon via FlickR under Creative Commons 2.0 generic licence President Trump’s uncharacteristically conciliatory speech upon winning the presidency in […] Read More

Phillip Hammond’s £1.9bn cyber defence strategy: security professionals deliver their verdict

Security experts deliver their verdict on the UK government’s more proactive, retaliatory approach to cyber security, announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond on Tuesday. Read More

Indian Government to Favour Domestic Companies in Security Procurement as Part of Modi’s ‘Make in India’ Policy

Government departments excluding defence forces are to give preference to Indian companies when procuring CCTV and sensor-based security systems, it has been revealed. Read More

Crimestoppers Recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Policing

The independent crime-fighting charity was recognised for its anonymous reporting service and the numerous successful crime awareness campaigns it has led down the years. Read More

Anti-Surveillance Campaign Urges NSA Employees to Quit their Posts

Activist group Peng is placing billboards protesting against intrusive state surveillance as close as possible to the intelligence agency's buildings around the globe. Read More

Home Ministry Requests Extra Funding for India’s 100 Smart Cities With Drones Now Part of the Vision

The flagship government programme develop 100 smart cities in India will soon be updated at the behest of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Read More

Singapore Strait Attacks Prompt Calls for Stronger Maritime Security in World’s Worst Region for Piracy

Some 84 out of the 106 global maritime security breaches that have taken place in the first half of 2015 occurred in Southeast Asian waters, according to the International Maritime Bureau. Read More

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