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3rd October 2012 Issue no. 138
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Some government-approved organisations are under fire in Australia for providing security guard qualifications to people without any training, with potentially deadly consequences.
The following is a transcript taken from ABC's investigation into the system that's been exploited by 11,000 people in the past two years alone to avoid the tough training, probation and citizenship requirements in states like NSW and Victoria.Full Story
A joint investigation by the Guardian Newspaper and the Cyber Security Research Institute has revealed that nation states are now routinely deploying cyber espionage software across the internet.
Worldwide spending on security is expected to touch the $60 billion mark in 2012, up 8.4 percent from $55 billion in the previous year, according to research company Gartner -- this figure will approach $86 billion in 2016.Full Story
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Quite a week for embattled global security provder G4S. Not only have there been resignations at the very top over the Olympics security fiasco, but the news is out that the company ignored warnings over one of its security guards who then went on to kill two colleagues. Now, it emerges that one of its subsidiaries has lost the 'Nuclear Fort Knox' contract - due to an embarassing security breach! All the stories are below.
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This Week's News
A retired locksmith is leaving the door open for anybody who wants to make themselves at home in various areas of New York City's infrastructure. Daniel Ferraris, 69, of Union City, New Jersey, is reportedly not asking questions as he sells the keys, which have some crying foul over a possible security breach.Full Story
The show dates are 27th and 28th October 2012. Doors open at 09.30 on both days. Saturday will close at 17.30 and 15.30 on Sunday. The event will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham, RG7 2RJ
This was following the veto by California Gov. Jerry Brown of SB 750, reports Aftermarket News.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Ed Hernandez, and sponsored by BMW, sought to exempt automakers from providing electronic key code information to locksmiths, requiring motorists to contact the automaker to get a replacement key for their vehicle.
A charity is feeling as safe as houses thanks to a generous donation. More than £800 was stolen by thieves who raided the Grimsby and District Healthcare charity shop, in Freeman Street, Grimsby. Now, security and locksmith expert Richard Ellis has donated a new safe to the charity.Full Story
Two senior executives at G4S have resigned over the company's failure to deliver its contract for the London 2012 Olympics, but chief executive Nick Buckles has kept his job.
David Taylor-Smith, chief operating officer, and Ian Horseman-Sewell, managing director for G4S Global Events, are stepping down following the firm's failure to meet its Olympics commitments. The G4S board, though, has concluded Buckles should stay on "in the best interest of the company and all of its stakeholders."Full Story
Danny Fitzsimons was convicted of shooting dead fellow security guards Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare. Security firm G4S was sent warnings not to employ an armed guard in Iraq just days before he murdered two colleagues, a BBC investigation has found.
Private security guard Paul McGuigan, from the Scottish Borders, was shot dead by Danny Fitzsimons in 2009 in Baghdad while on a protection contract.
The U.S. government's "Fort Knox" of weapons-grade uranium storage has ended its contract with a unit of international security firm G4S, two months after an 82-year-old nun and other nuclear activists broke into the site.
VDT Direct, the leading developer of rapid deployment video security solutions, has added new Android enhancements to WebEye CMS, the world's first fully cloud-based alarm monitoring software for the RSI Videofied system.
The Home Office has appointed Andrew Rennison as the first ever Surveillance Camera Commissioner. The new post was created by the Protection of Freedoms Act.
The new commissioner's first task will be to report back to Parliament on how CCTV and automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) are being used, before publishing a new voluntary code of practice in April next year. The ICO will be working closely with the new commissioner to support his role.
Greenfox Solutions have just moved! Their new numbers are:
Tel: 0151 530 2020 Fax: 0151 539 0479 mob: 07801 368614
Not all systems are fully up and running yet so they ask customers to please bear with them for the moment.
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