Category: News


Hampshire-based Viper Maritime Security (VMS) has won its biggest contract to date with a programme to provide enhanced passenger security for Brittany Ferries’ vessels at ports throughout the UK South Coast. VMS will ensure the security of passengers boarding the cross-Channel services sailing from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth on a daily round-the-clock basis. Teams of […]

GDPR and CCTV – VMS – Viper Maritime Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force from May 25; unifying data protection for all member states within the EU, including the UK regardless of the 2016 Brexit vote. Sanctions for data breaches will become as much as 20million euros or up to 4pc of a company’s annual worldwide turnover. […]

February 23, 2018 News Tags: , , ,

ASIS International Launches New Website and Online Community

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, unveiled a refreshed, mobile-centric website and online community focused on improved and personalized content, user-centric search and commerce, and improved information sharing and collaboration among security professionals worldwide. The website features a dramatically enhanced user experience including powerful search capabilities, an extensively researched taxonomy that […]

February 8, 2018 News

Autonomous Vehicles Risk

Automotive developments suggest that autonomous vehicles could be on our roads in the near future as several companies begin trials. We already have ‘self-driving’ technologies in the cars which are on our roads, from lane departure warning systems, cruise control and active park assist, but just how far are we from introducing fully autonomous vehicles […]

February 8, 2018 News

Government, legal and accountancy sectors re-launch ‘Flag It Up’ anti-money laundering campaign

Serious and organised crime costs the UK an estimated £24 billion every year. Money laundering not only allows criminals to hide the proceeds of their crimes, but also helps to fund further criminal activity. In its latest report, the Government has set out the threats posed by money laundering and is now re-launching the ‘Flag […]

January 9, 2018 News Tags: , , ,

New deputy chairman and vice-chairman appointed by The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced the appointments of Peter Lavery FSyI as deputy chairman and Paul Drury MSyI in the role of vice-chairman. Lavery and Drury were voted on to the Board of Directors in April last year having previously served on the Validation Board for several years and commence their new roles with immediate effect. […]

January 8, 2018 News Tags: , , ,


The BRE’s National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the UK, with two out of every three respondents questioned now more concerned about crime today than they were five years ago. The Top Three issues raised as causing the greatest concern are cyber crime, terrorism and property crime. […]

January 5, 2018 News Tags: , , ,
Data Security

Smart Cities specification data, information and asset security management launched by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new smart cities specification for safeguarding data and information security in cities. PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for Establishing and Implementing a Security-Minded Approach lists the requirements for creating a framework designed to address the security-minded management of a city. The PAS was commissioned by the Centre for […]

December 20, 2017 News Tags: , , ,

Chennai Six: Britons released from Indian jail

Six British former soldiers have been released from an Indian prison four years after being arrested and detained on weapons charges. The so-called Chennai Six, who had been guards on a ship to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean, won an appeal against their convictions on Monday. They have now been escorted out of Chennai Central Prison […]

November 28, 2017 News Tags: , , ,
Firearms Surrender

Hampshire Constabulary launches Firearms Surrender.

Just one gun off our streets could save a life. The surrender is giving people the chance to hand in any firearms or ammunition which have come into their possession for whatever reason. Whether it is an old family heirloom that has been stored away for years, a former military weapon or an unwanted firearm […]

November 13, 2017 News
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