Barriers to the mandatory reporting of fraud: Finding solutions and sharing best practice

Perpetuity has been commissioned by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) UK and the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP) to conduct research to better understand fraud reporting by organisations in England and Wales, in order to see if there is a case for making this compulsory. At present, there is no legal requirement in the England and Wales for a […]

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Call for frontline security officers to take part in important research

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) to undertake a ground-breaking study to explore the roles, responsibilities and training of frontline security officers (sometimes referred to as security guards). Call to action We are looking for frontline security officers/guards, to take part in an on-line survey. A security officer or guard is typically a […]

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IFPO security officer research programme officially launched

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by the IFPO to undertake a global study ‘Exploring the Modern Role and Job Complexity of Security Officers’ . The purpose of this study is to fill a major knowledge gap; namely to understand the role of security officers in different countries. This includes a requirement to better understand the range of duties undertaken by […]

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Research survey – What are the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic on physical security?

There has been much discussion of how things have changed over the past 10 months as we have had to meet new challenges and adapt to new ways of working. But what does this mean for the private security sector? Perpetuity Research is undertaking a study to understand what security professionals view the implications of the pandemic to be and […]

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Survey launched for study on digital forensics

Calling all police officers, law enforcement employees, digital forensic experts, and criminal lawyers! We invite you to participate in our short survey looking at how social media material is used in the investigation, prosecution, and defence of criminal cases. It will take no more than 10-15 minutes, and the results will feed into our research project on the use of forensic […]

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Understanding influences on security as a career/job choice: what those working in the security sector think

The latest report from the Security Research Initiative has been published – ‘Understanding influences on security as a career/job choice: what those working in the security sector think’. Only 4% of respondents heard of work in security through a careers talk at school/college/university; the most prominent source of awareness was from a suggestion by a friend, colleague or family member […]

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Covid-19 and Cyber Crimes

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic cyber crimes have been increasing at a startling rate and have been the main method in which scammers have attempted to defraud individuals. However, such crimes are not only directed at people, but also at corporations and even countries. In these times of uncertainty and vulnerability, cyber criminals prey on weak systems and […]

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Stay at home safely – COVID-19 and domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is surging at an alarming rate in many countries globally, including the UK and much of it is being attributed to the Covid-19 epidemic. Telephone lines have been lighting up at domestic abuse charities and support services at a rate of nearly 50% more than usual and an increase in website contacts has also been observed. In the […]

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Identifying COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Never has there been a more perfect storm for fraudsters and scammers than the COVID-19 crisis, which has provided these criminals with a ready-made, target rich environment for them to exploit. The uncertainty of the situation, coupled with the increase in financial stress, with potential loss of jobs and businesses all contribute to making this a desperate time for many. […]

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