Watch: The top 5 global influencers in cybersecurity revealed

After consultation with a panel of judges with wide knowledge of the cybersecurity sector, we revealed our top five global influencers in cybersecurity earlier this year. Part of our Top 50 influencers in security & fire 2017, the cybersecurity category also included five influencers in the UK. Watch the video below to find out who made the international list or click here for the cybersecurity top 10, also comprising the top five in the UK.

embedded content Free Download: the CyberSecurity Crashcourse Are you even aware if you have been the victim of a cybersecurity breach? This report will help you to find out and protect yourself, Eric Hansleman from 451 Research presents a rapid-fire overview of cybersecurity , because a firewall just won t do, you need multi-layered defences to truly protect your data. Click here to download now Related Topics Watch: The funding crisis hampering fire safety upgrades in UK tower blocks Watch: Fire, security and fire escape doors are you putting lives at risk?

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Theia lenses approved for Dahua 4K box camera

Theia s lenses are designed to meet needs of a new range of 4K analytics-rich cameras and ensure true 4K resolution systems. Video surveillance specialist Dahua has qualified the Theia 4K lens family for use with its IPC-HF81230E Ultra HD Box Camera. The combination provides video surveillance professionals with one of the most advanced imaging technologies available.

Theia s 4K lenses offer resolution performance that matches the image quality 4K sensor cameras promise, but aren t always able to provide due to inferior lens selection. Theia s lenses resolve the 1.55 micron-sized pixel of the 1/2.3 4K sensors, while covering the larger 1/1.7 4K imagers. Verticals/sectors which they are suitable for include shopping centres, stadiums and open public spaces. They can be used for any application where a high level of detail and precision is needed for analytics-rich applications. This includes facial recognition and behavioural studies, especially in environments where there is lots of activity or total area coverage is needed. Dahua IPC-HF81230E 12MP Box Network Camera Features The varifocal lens family covers a horizontal field of view from 112 to 9 degrees, with the SL410 4-10mm lens and SL1250 12-50mm lens. Theia lenses maintain 4K resolution in day and night with 5 microns focus shift in near infrared light. They are 52mm and more compact than the comparable 1/1.7 4K lenses, allowing use in smaller enclosures and some domes. At F/1.4 the SL410 has the fastest F number and the best light gathering ability of any 4k 1/1.7 format varifocal lens available in the surveillance market.

The CS mount lenses are available in manual, DC-auto or P-iris versions; fully motorized, board and C mount versions are also available. Dahua says: When paired with Theia s 4K lenses, Dahua s IPC-HF81230E Ultra HD Box Camera is able to deliver very high image quality to the market enabling analytics and other high detail applications, says Daniel Chau, overseas marketing director. About Theia Theia Technologies provides high quality 4K and megapixel lenses for security and machine vision applications. Theia lenses are designed and marketed from the US, and manufactured to ISO 9001 standards. The company also provides optical engineering and custom design services. About Dahua Technology Zhejiang Dahua Technology is a leading provider in the global video surveillance industry. Dahua is committed to providing the highest quality solutions and products with the latest technologies to enable end users to perform their business successfully. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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Careers in Close Protection

Why Work in CP?

The close protection industry is a dynamic and fast evolving sector of the global security industry and is itself comprised of several nuanced areas of expertise, such as; celebrity, VIP and high net worth protection, incorporating specialisms in maritime, aviation and hostile environment protection. The role is demanding, competitive and requires dedication beyond that which most jobs ask. However, it can also be an incredibly rewarding profession, allowing you a view of the world that you would never normally see.

This, coupled with the expectation of good salaries, have made close protection an increasingly popular career choice, particularly amongst service leavers.


The British Bodyguard Association established itself a number of years ago, during a period of unprecedented growth in the security industry. The BBA was originally formed to allow operators to network and find employment wherever they were deployed. Since then, the association has grown and now provides support to our many members, guiding and assisting in their professional development and helping them to enjoy long and rewarding careers.

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What is a Close Protection Operative?

Irrespective of the many niche areas of security, close protection operatives (CPO s), or bodyguards, can commonly be defined by the single most important requirement expected of them in their professional capacity; to provide physical protection to a principal, shielding them from any potential harm and to quickly get them to safety. The different types of threat commonly faced by bodyguards across the globe include: violence, kidnapping, mugging, hostile confrontation, acts of terrorism, natural disasters and more subtle threats such as: reputation damage, bribery and potentially embarrassing situations. To be a successful CPO you will need a wide range of skills and plenty of self discipline and unlike conventional jobs, you will have to make time for, and in many cases, pay for your own professional development.

To be successful as a CPO you will need to meet a certain criteria to ensure you are suitable for the role and will not add any undue risk to the principal or hinder the assignment in any way. Good protection operatives possess the following characteristics in abundance:

High Level of Fitness

Calm under pressure

Fast and effective decision maker

Good Time Keeper

Team Player

Ability to Operate on own initiative


Good communication skills


How do I get Started?

Most CPO s are employed through private companies who are appointed by those who seek protection. Not all jobs are the same and many require different skills and experience from their operators so it s advisable to diversify your development and be prepared for any situation and thereby making yourself more employable. But first off, you need to be licensed, which means getting qualified by undertaking a training course that meets SIA (Security Industry Authority) criteria. There are many other factors which should be considered before opting for the first training provider you come across.

Read more on how to select a training provider >2

What does Close Protection Training Involve?

A close protection course typically involves intensive training that runs continuously from start to finish, immersing a student in the world of a CPO.

It s vitally important to find a training company who offer a high quality professional service and it s advisable to do a great deal of research in this department before enrolling with any training provider. Unfortunately, in the wake a regulation, a lot of companies have appeared, offering students a cheap and quick route to certification by compromising standards in order to process would-be operators through their course at a rapid rate. Sadly, for several years this became a viable route into the industry as demand outstripped supply. But now, in a more settled environment employers scrutinise perspective candidates, and not valuing the training you undertake is a sure fire way to remain unemployed. Suddenly, what seemed like a cheap investment in a training course actually turns out to be quite expensive as you re faced with the prospect of retraining or giving up on your dream of becoming a protection specialist.

For more information go to our Training3 section.


Once you ve passed your entry course and acquired the necessary accreditation and licensing you will be expected to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD). From a practical point of view this ensures that your skills and knowledge remain fresh in all the areas you have trained in but also by expanding your ability in other areas it will make you more versatile and more employable. You never know where demand will shift to next in a global market, so remain openminded and adaptable, and commit to development.

For more in-depth information go to our Development4 section.

Close Protection Jobs

Despite a downsizing in the numbers of CPOs employed in hostile protection, in the likes of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf of Aden, the requirement for close protection is increasing all the time. In a hostile and unpredictable world, where natural resources are becoming more scarce and governments can be overthrown via social media, people from all walks of life are more invested in security. So long as you have the necessary qualifications and accreditation, display the correct attitude and have access to experienced networks of professionals then you have a chance of making it as a CPO.

Networking remains an integral part of gaining employment in the close protection industry, it is vitally important to establish and maintain relationships with experienced and operational professionals so that you may be recommended for jobs. It remains the most likely way of learning about new vacancies and given that over 80% of work is given to people who are known by current employees, it s also your most likely route to employment.

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Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence

To work in the private security sector in the UK, or to work for a British company abroad, operatives are required by law to be licensed by the SIA and it is your responsibility to obtain the required licence and ensure you stay in date. The SIA is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry; it is a criminal offence to undertake the licensable activities of a close protection operative without an SIA licence.

To obtain an SIA licence you must meet certain criteria to determine whether you are a suitable candidate.

Licensing is in place to ensure that you adhere to industry standards and uphold them.

Find out more about the SIA licensing criteria6.


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Security Guard Jobs in Wymondham

Smart and reliable SIA licensed (DS) security staff required for a variety of positions at sites and events in Northampton area immediate start and ongoing work…Armatus Risks Security Services Ltd are currently recruiting for static (some mobile) full time vacancies at sites in both in Wellingborough & Corby areas….Retail Security Guards need for Aspro Security*. Require for Retail Security guard:. What we offer for Retail Security guard*.

5 year checkable work history…. A 5 year checkable work history will be required so that a successful applicant can be vetted to industry standard BS7858. Providing a security presence…. Complete various security documentation. The Security Officer will be required to:.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Security Officer…. Successful candidates would have their own transport due to the location of this vacancy. Apply by email:…. CCTV security systems, property management, guard dog security, key holding services, security guard patrol services, response alarm systems and more…. Completing the required security checks. Dardan security are ranked in the top 5% of all security providers in the UK…. We have an immediate requirement for Security. The event is a 1 day music festival on Saturday 5th in Leicester…. Completing the required security checks. Full, valid driver s licence, own transport and scope to travel. As a security officer covering prestigious contracts,… Reporting to the Security Manager our Security Officers will ensure exemplary standards of security and customer services are provided to clients and visitors… An excellent opportunity has arisen for Two Static Security Officers to join Kingdom Services Group Ltd. A full five year checkable employment history…. Five year checkable work history. Security Officer (Gatehouse Entry/Exit) -*.

Provide a reassuring security presence….Security Officers required for Wellingborough and the Northamptonshire Area for long term deployment both full time and part time….5 year checkable work/career history. Security Officer Burton Latimer*.

Corps Security is currently recruiting for a SIA Licenced Security Officer in the…

They d never seen a black firefighter before

Interview LFB staff take part in the Pride in London parade 2016 (photo: Katy Blackwood, under CC.4.0) Black and minority ethnic (BAME) firefighters only make up 3.8% of employees in England s fire service, yet account for 14.6% of the total population, according to Home Office figures. The service is also male-dominated, with just 5% of firefighters in England and 6.5% UK-wide being female. A black firefighter has recounted how upon joining the London fire brigade (LFB) in 1990, people were patting me on the shoulder and clapping when they saw him emerging from a fire engine because they d never seen a black firefighter before.

If that sounds friendly enough, then Michael or Micky Nicholas also experienced discriminatory language and behaviour in his formative days at the LFB. I didn t have a particularly nice time when I first joined, he admits. Last year, Theresa May, then Home Secretary, criticised fire and rescue services for being 96% white and 95% male and for its culture of bullying and harassment . But speaking to the Guardian, Nicholas, 53, implies that things have improved somewhat when he says: Many years ago I couldn t even think of encouraging my kids to being in what I saw as a fairly negative environment for black people and for women. Now, certainly in the London Fire Brigade, I would support that dare I say encourage it. Nicholas is secretary of the Fire Brigades Union s (FBU) black and ethnic minority members section and involved in drawing up the LFB s 10-year inclusion strategy, which aims to increase the number of BAME recruits from 13% to 25% and of operational female recruits from 7% to 18% by 2026. Read the full interview on the Guardian.

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Door Supervision – Etiquette Security UK

Door Supervision - Etiquette Security UKDoor Supervisors help provide an all important first impression to a venue. Our professional, highly trained Door Supervisors are there to compliment venues. Immaculately presented, knowledgeable and approachable are qualities we look for in our personnel, keeping appearances high, keeping a safe and welcoming atmosphere, and a professional security objective of upholding Licensing Law.

All Door Supervisors are licensed with the Security Industry Authority (SIA), and trained well above the national occupational standards set by our extremely experienced in-house trainers from the sister company Etiquette Training U.K. Expert Experience, High competence levels & additional portfolio of qualifications assist in promoting best practice through out and meeting/exceeding your expectations of door supervision. Etiquette Security U.K. provide Door Supervision/Security to a variety of venues, these include but are not limited to: Traditional Inns/Pubs, Sports Bars, Wine & Cocktail Bars, Casinos, Exotic Dance Venues, Private Members Clubs, Live Music Venues, Multi-million Pound Nightclubs, Taxi-Ranks, Public Transport Services, Holiday Parks & Late-Night-Refreshment Venues. Each venue, venue type has its own unique selling point and vibe, we offer a service to compliment your venues reputation and help staff, managers and customers.

Please feel free to contact us any time, with no obligations, to discuss anything security / licensing objective wise. We offer any venue, whether they wish to change security provider of not.. A full door supervision/security consultation review..

Including assessment of Physical Competence, review Procedures Legality and Conflict/Physical Risk Assessments.

Watch: Stephen Mackenzie on the Grenfell fire and counter terror on FIREX TV

FIREX & IFSEC 2017 Watch Stephen Mackenzie, director of Mackenzie Risk Management, speak to FIREX TV during FIREX 2017, which took place at London ExCeL. Watch more videos from IFSEC and FIREX 2017 here . embedded content Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry.

It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas.

From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June

Watch: Getting CCTV images ready for the criminal courts

IFSEC 2017 preview Mamta Nokes and Richard Beckley of the central forensic image team, Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Department, are presenting at IFSEC 2017 on the subject: From CCTV set-up to the criminal courts . In the videos below the pair preview their presentations, which will take place in the TDSi-sponsored Tavcom Theatre on three separate days see the times below. View more videos previewing the 2017 presentations at IFSEC 2017 s Tavcom Theatre.

You can check out the schedule for the Tavcom Theatre here. IFSEC International takes place between 20-22 June 2017 at London ExCeL . Get your free badge now. From CCTV set-up to the criminal courts : Mamta Nokes, central forensic image team, Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Department 20 June, 16:10-16:40 embedded content From CCTV set-up to the criminal courts : Richard Beckley, central forensic image team, Metropolitan Police Forensic Services Department 21 June, 13:10-13:40 embedded content The Tavcom Theatre provides practical advice for professionals working in the security industry both end users and installers on video surveillance, video analytics, CCTV networks, cybersecurity, systems integration, drones and more. Tavcom Training offers technical and non-technical training in a wide range of fields like security management, control room operations, system planning and project management, structured cabling, disaster recovery, counter eavesdropping, PAT testing and covert CCTV. They provide award-winning BTEC-certificated courses to installers, operators, managers and designers of CCTV, network IP, intruder alarm, access control, fire alarm systems and more. The Tavcom Theatre is this year sponsored by integrated access control innovators TDSi. A prime mover in the industry-wide shift to open platforms and software-driven evolution, TDSi is a widely respected provider of readers, controllers, cards, fobs and surveillance solutions. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

Covering every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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