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SIA looks to reduce badge fee

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is looking to reduce the current £220 three-year application fee, the minutes of the January 2017 board meeting of the SIA suggest. According to the minutes, a 'fee reduction submission' from the SIA is now sitting with the Home Office. As background, the SIA has to live within its means - meaning that it is not supposed to go cap in hand to the Government for cash to tide it read more


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Duty of care and Westminster terror

Companies are now paying more attention to the safety of their staff and their operations in such places as Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and London, said a director of the risk consultancy Control Risks after the March 22 terror attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. He is Jonathan Wood, who told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on March 23 that businesses were not only considering their headquarters' read more


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DDoS on the black market

Arranging a DDoS (denial of service) attack costs as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions, of dollars, says the IT security product company Kaspersky Lab. The level of service involved when arranging a DDoS attack on the black market is not very different from that of a legal business, Kaspersky Lab suggests. The only difference is that there’s no direct contact read more

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PR web launch

The UK electronic security equipment PR and marketing company, Graeme Powell Marketing (GPM), has launched a new website. Supporting UK and worldwide security equipment manufacturers and distributors to fulfill PR or promotions, the new GPM website details the company’s mix of capability, experience and support functions. GPM’s portfolio of client support covered includes press/media coordination, marketing read more