Is “Corporate Memory” for security teams an unachievable dream?

February 26, 2010 5:52 pm

It has become apparent that there are big issues around managing security effectively in commerce today as the ability to retain a corporate memory of events, data, knowledge and information has become almost impossible.  Therefore those responsible for security are […]

Dangers of confidential informants

February 26, 2010 4:45 pm

The Enquirer highlighted on Wednesday, yet another example of confidential informants acting illegally and the potential resulting dangers. Cincinatti Police have had to arrest one of their own informants after it was discovered that he was allegedly possessing and trafficking drugs. From […]

Police IT Systems and Misuse Of Data

February 26, 2010 1:10 pm

It has been an interesting couple of months in relation to Police IT systems being used for inappropriate purposes and the link to Police corruption. It is a harsh fact of life that there will always be a few bad apples […]

Police working in partnership

February 23, 2010 5:08 pm

Don Randall, Head of Security at the Bank of England, has been explaining the importance of creating a vehicle for people to communicate and identify crime concerns. During his speech at the European Serious Organised Crime Conference in London this week, he […]

The impact of serious organised crime

February 23, 2010 4:53 pm

Cressida Dick, Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Crime Directorate of The Metropolitan Police was saying yesterday, in her speech at the 3rd European Serious Organised Crime Conference, that UK policing needs to do a better job of explaining the impact of organised crime […]

Jail for counterfeit cigarette smuggler

February 19, 2010 1:00 pm

A report from HM Revenue & Customs on the jailing of a counterfeit cigarette smuggler this week highlights their commitment to tackling counterfeiting activities. Along with the lost revenue from excise duty that results from these crimes, the impact on cigarette manufacturers is huge. International Tobacco group, British […]

IT Collaboration across Police Forces

February 18, 2010 3:19 pm

It would seem that pressure is now being put onto many Police Forces to join IT departments and as a consequence combine systems that are being used by frontline operational police officers. Of course historically Police Forces have been quite protective of […]

UK Police to save money

February 17, 2010 10:25 am

The Home Office has released a report entitled High Level Working Group Report on Police Value For Money. The report outlines how the UK’s police authorities and forces will meeting savings targets of at least £100 million in 2010/11 followed […]

Russian witness protection

February 15, 2010 3:02 pm

A brief report by the broadcaster, RT, highlights the extreme lengths that some governments are going to in order to protect important  witnesses. According to the article on the Russian police’s witness protection program has even been known to stage […]

Retailers urged to review security strategy

February 11, 2010 5:30 pm

It’s not surprising that the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) are encouraging retailers to review their security strategies following an increase in shop thefts by a third between 2008 and 2009.  If retailers continue to cut security budgets this increase in retail crime […]