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July 2017 print issue

Now on desks is the July 2017 print issue of Professional Security magazine. After the terror attacks on Manchester Arena and London Bridge-Borough Market, we review where site and event security stand now, after days of the threat level at ‘critical’ and an extra search regime at public buildings such as theatres and town halls. And we report from a ‘Getting a Grip’ seminar by the business crime reduction partnership Safer London that – days before the attack on London Bridge – sought to inform premises managers in pubs and clubs how to manage a crime scene – such as someone glassed or bottled on a dance floor, that besides causing injury could – if not properly handled, investigated and reported – land the premises in trouble with officialdom, and even see its alcohol licence threatened.

Plus all the regulars – Jim Gannon on scams, and Una Riley previewing the 2017 Women in Security awards – you have until August to apply in four categories – visit http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/wis/ to read details and how to apply; and note what Roy Cooper has to say towards the bottom of his gossip page. Plus personal safety trainer Steve Collins on vitriolage; the book review page, four pages of ‘spending the budget’, and four pages of new products and services.

As ever we aim to cover the spectrum of UK and Ireland private security affairs, whether electronic, physical, personnel or cyber: espionage against corporates and everyone – it could happen to you, and it’ll not be something sophisticated, we are told; social engineering; information security awareness; retail loss prevention; business continuity again; and the UK’s bringing in the new European Union general data protection regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. And we report from the ACS Pacesetters awards lunch, at Windsor; the CCTV User Group conference at Kenilworth, where it was something of the end of an era as Peter Fry announced he was retiring; and the Midlands Security and Risk Society (MSRS) AGM in Birmingham, where we spoke to the new chairman.

To read the July 2017 issue online click here.

Pictured: former entrance to back of Punch Bowl Inn, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.


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