Tag Archives: Ministry of Defence

The security week: Security Excellence Awards nominees announced!

It’s time for some monster security news today, as we reveal the nominees for the prestigious 2009 Security Excellence Awards! In order to find out if your company is among the contenders; or to bitterly discover your competitor has been listed; or if you’re a fan of a particular company, to see if they’re a nominee; or simply to gawp open-mouthed at the sheer security talent on display – head over to the story now.

And don’t forget – today is the final day to vote for the Security Manufacturer of the Year category. Make your voice heard!

Illegal dumping is terrible, horrible and obscene. Flytipping is just as bad! Hahaha, they are the same thing. Here’s a story about catching some of the bad guys. Nice.

We’ve also got a debate about analogue and IP CCTV; the might and majesty of the SI Editor’s view; some tips on contracting for the UK’s Ministry of Defence; and expert advice on every angle.

Today’s Song About Security comes from titans of thrash metal, Metallica. They’ve penned this ditty in honour of the new European Standard on information destruction. Powerful!

Have a lovely weekend. Oh, and I’m away for the next two editions of this weekly missive. Sitting in for me will be mild-mannered SMT Online editor Brian Sims.

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

Leave a comment

Filed under News highlights, The security week

ID card images, and MoD jobs

Hello! Welcome to a big day of security news excitement. Let’s dig in.

First up is the images of the somewhat reviled UK ID cards, which have been unveiled by Home Secretary Alan Johnson. Will anyone ever actually use one?

We’ve also got a very interesting piece on how to go about getting work from the UK’s Ministry of Defence if you are a guarding company. And let’s face it, so many of us are nowadays. Possibly.

Things that move can often be useful. That’s one reason why TSS is putting CCTV in car wing mirrors. Others are outlined in the article. So feel free to read that.

Elsewhere, we’ve got an Indian appointment for ADT Security; some information destruction standards exhilaration; and pay-as-you-go home IP security. Delightful!

You have precisely one day left in which to vote for the Security Manufacturer of the Year as part of the 2009 Security Excellence Awards. It’s one way to make your favourite stand out from the crowd.

Also, here’s a weird man blowing a raspberry on a cat’s stomach.

www.info4security.com, www.ifsec.co.uk

Leave a comment

Filed under News highlights

A technological marvel!

Normal service has resumed. I’m back in the office, and keen to pump out daily digests like a news highlights distribution machine. Let’s go!

Today we’ve got a major contract from the Ministry of Defence for G4S. Protecting the (supposed) protectors! Way to go.

Then there’s US correspondent John Honovich with his weekly round-up of security matters having an impact on the country some know as ‘America’. Informative!

AD Group – which I am reliably informed is the parent company of Dedicated Micros – has gone ahead and launched itself a YouTube channel. It’s a technological marvel!

And if you thought padlocks had got just about as sophisticated and impregnable as they were ever likely to get, well, more fool you. You really should have stopped before suggesting such a thing. Why? Well, there’s this new padlock for starters.

Did you know that IFSEC is taking place in May? It is. One of the great things about IFSEC is the way the industry’s movers and shakers get together to discuss important security matters. It’s really great. And they do it at the IFSEC Conference 2009. Be there!

Wait a minute! Don’t forget: www.ifsec.co.uk, and www.info4security.com. Phew.

Leave a comment

Filed under News highlights