Security Institute News

National Security Inspectorate sponsors Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) proudly sponsored the Apprentice of the Year Award at the British Security Awards 2020 which took place on 1st July. The annual event, recognising individuals and companies within the private security sector for their talent and commitment in protecting people and property, saw a significant number of NSI approved companies celebrated amongst its winners. Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), this year’s British Security Aw...

Deal/no deal uncertainty: Impact of Brexit on the security marketplace

As the deal/no deal prospects of Brexit are tossed in a whirlwind of UK and EU politics, the uncertainty of the back-and-forth has broadly impacted general economic trends, and by extension, the physical security market. The new deadline for a Brexit agreement is October 31, already postponed six months from the scheduled April 12 departure date. Numbers show that Britain’s GDP shrank in the second quarter, possibly reflecting fewer exports because of Brexit uncertainty. And beyond the cu...

PerpetuityARC Training unveils ‘Managing Security Risks in the Oil and Gas Sector IQ Level 4’ training course for security professionals

PerpetuityARC Training, part of the Linx International Group has announced that it is making its ‘Managing Security Risks in the Oil and Gas Sector IQ Level 4’ training course accessible to security managers and consultants operating in the sector anywhere in the world, with a new online learning programme. Security risk assessment course The new online course can be studied at the students’ own pace and uses elements of the ANSI/API STD 780 Security Risk Assessment Methodolo...

What challenges does Brexit pose for UK border security?

The 2017 decision of the British electorate to leave the EU was a shock to many within and beyond the UK. It is one of the most significant decisions in the UK’s history. It reflects a long-running uneasiness with the land mass across the Channel, not only because of geographical separation but also because of cultural disconnection. The UK is one of few European countries not to have been occupied or oppressed since the Norman invasion of 1066, and hence has an independence of spirit whi...

Security Institute enters into Group Membership arrangement with Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The deal will enable all the senior members of their security team to obtain Professional Membership status The Security Institute announced at their Annual General Meeting, held on Tuesday 25th April, that it has entered into a Group Membership arrangement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Professional Membership status The deal will enable all the senior members of their security team to become members of the Institute and obtain Professional Membership statu...

IFSEC International announces launch of Borders & Infrastructure show for 2017

Borders & Infrastructure show will take place between 20-22 June, 2017 as part of IFSEC 2017 Speaking on Wednesday night at an event at London’s historic Guildhall, IFSEC brand director Gerry Dunphy outlined the vision for the new ‘show within a show’ which will meet the need for Britain’s—and the World’s—response to the ever-increasing terror and security threat. Borders & Infrastructure, which will take place between 20-22 J...

Gallagher Security becomes Security Institute’s first corporate partner

Partnership signifies the commitment Gallagher has to the Institute and security industry as a whole Gallagher Security (Europe) has become the Security Institute’s first corporate partner. Officially presented at the Security Institute's annual conference, held at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London on 22nd September, 2016, the partnership signifies the commitment Gallagher has to the Institute and the security industry as a whole.Promoting standards of integrityOn rece...

Bill Fox joins speakers list for Security Institute 2016 Annual Conference

Bill Fox is a leading specialist in the prevention and management of conflict and violence Security Institute Deputy Chairman Andrew Nicholls MSyI announced today that Bill Fox has joined the list of big name speakers at the Security Institute 2016 Annual Conference at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch on Thursday 22nd September. Bill Fox, Maybo Founder & Executive Chairman, is a leading specialist in the prevention and management of conflict and violence. For over 20 years Bil...

Security Institute encourages all premises to have emergency terrorism plan in wake of Orlando attack

The Security Institute has issued a call for vigilance to those responsible for premises in the UK Andrew Nicholls, Deputy Chairman of The Security Institute, the UK's principal professional body for senior security personnel today extended the organisation's sympathies to all those suffering loss and injury as a result of the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida but also issued a call for vigilance to those responsible for premises in the UK. "This incident is an...

Security Institute President Baroness Ruth Henig to speak at State of Security 2016

Baroness Ruth Henig has considerable experience of the regulatory regime within the UK Security Institute President Ruth Henig joins previously announced speakers Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI; Sir David Veness CBE QPM; Major General Chip Chapman CB who is a regular analyst/commentator on terrorism, radicalisation, government Counter-Terrorist policies and Middle East strategies; Brett Lovegrove MSyI the Chief Executive of CSARN - the City Security and Resilience Network - a...

The Security Institute launches annual conference & exhibition: The State of Security 2016

The conference will be titled "The State of Security 2016" and will look at real world security issues in real time The Security Institute recently announced the launch of its 2016 Conference with a new format from its previous conferences. Introducing the changes, Andrew Nicholls, Deputy Chair of the Institute explains: "With past conferences we have always selected a theme and chosen speakers to deliver presentations that supported those themes. But the security situation is...

Security Institute appoints Baroness Henig as new President

Baroness Henig was awarded a CBE for services to policing in 2000 The Security Institute has started 2016 by announcing a new President. Succeeding Lord Alex Carlile at the head of the organisation from the 2016 AGM in April is former Security Industry Authority Chair, Baroness Ruth Henig. Whilst at the SIA Baroness Henig was instrumental in overseeing a regulatory overhaul and the introduction of a new and modern, fit-for-purpose regulatory regime. Previous high profile role...