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1st May 2013 Issue no. 166
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Top U.S. security officials face a grilling from lawmakers on Tuesday over whether authorities who have charged one man with the Boston Marathon bombings may have overlooked warning signs two years ago flagging the other suspect.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death at a bedside hearing on Monday in his hospital room, where he was recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in shootouts with police.Full Story
The US House of Representatives has passed legislation designed to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats, though concerns linger about the amount of protection the bill offers for private information.
This is the second go-around for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act after it passed the House last year but stalled in the Senate after President Barack Obama threatened to veto it over privacy concerns.Full Story
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- IFSEC & FIREX awards shortlist announced
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UBM Live - organiser of IFSEC International and FIREX International, the world's leading annual security and fire events - has announced the shortlist for the IFSEC & FIREX Industry Awards 2013.
Carefully drawn up from the wide number of entrants across the security and fire sectors, the following categories have been shortlisted:
This new Training Kit provides Genuine Lishi customers with everything they need to perfect their skills using Genuine Lishi tools. The kit includes The Complete Genuine Lishi User Guide and Training Manual which consists of 200 pages of information, how to guides and hints and tips.
The crime deterrent power of SmartWater forensic marking is to be made openly available to the commercial vehicle sector for the first time, it has been revealed. A new High Temperature Marker developed by global risk management specialists, SmartWater Technology Ltd, will tackle head-on the growing problem of catalytic converter theft that blights fleets and private motorists alike. The British company's latest innovation was officially unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show, held at Birmingham's NEC (April 9-11).
IronmongeryDirect, the UK's largest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, has locked down prices on thousands of products in its brand new catalogue (issue 88). And with an extended cut off time, customers can take advantage of these fantastic deals by ordering up to as late as 8pm for free next day delivery.
Hundreds of locks on cell doors at a US prison opened simultaneously over the weekend - but no one escaped. About 500 locks popped open inside the Montgomery County jail, prompting officials to declare a security emergency that included posting about 20 police cars on the perimeter of the facility.
No inmates tried to escape and the locks were reset, said Arthur Wallenstein, director of the county's Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
AMG Systems, the British manufacturer of sophisticated Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission technology, launched their new 'mini' TotemCam360 at the main US security technology show - ISC West - in Las Vegas, USA.
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Two men have told how they cheated death at a railway level crossing when the gates closed in on their van without warning as a train approached.
Steve Bulleyment corand Simon Bates were just 20ft away as the barriers in Metheringham, Lincolnshire, started to shut.Full Story
The two-year experiment was carried out by a security manager at the campus who had seen similar studies suggest that people behave better when they feel they are being watched.
Academics found that bike racks which had eyes placed above them experienced 62 per cent fewer thefts than the previous year, while those without eyes saw thefts increase by 63 per cent.Full Story
Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that a global centre for cyber security will be opened at the University of Oxford. The Global Centre for Cyber Security and Capacity Building will work to help countries develop comprehensive plans to deal with online threats.
The government will provide £1m to fund the centre for the next two years. Mr Hague said it would act as "a beacon of expertise."
Source: BBC News
Cobbler and key-cutter Timpson said it plans to open another 100 branches by taking up space inside supermarkets, adding to more than 1,000 outlets across the UK.
Following a successful funding bid to UKCES the Skills and Standards team in association with Advisory Working Groups members will be developing a new suite of NOS for Remote Monitoring, reviewing the existing NOS for Security Search Operations, and reviewing the Scottish Providing Security Systems L3 Apprenticeship Framework.