Does security culture trump strategy when it comes to facilitating excellence?

  Today the latest report from the Security Research Initiative is published – ‘The importance of Security Culture in Facilitating Security Excellence’. The aim of the research was to explore the challenges to building a strong security culture in today’s world and assess how the security sector is responding. The research is based on the views of security professionals from […]

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The University of Sunderland secures police award for security

The University of Sunderland has achieved the prestigious Secured Environments award for a second time, by demonstrating their commitment to good security management. The award was presented to the University on 3rdOctober 2023 by Superintendent Rob Bosson of Northumbria Police. Originally a technical college established in 1901, with university status gained in 1992, the University has been ranked as a […]

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“Creating Hope Through Action” – World Suicide Prevention Day 2023

World Suicide Prevention Day, established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) is on the 10th of September this year, the theme,“Creating Hope Through Action” is a powerful call to action and reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and that through our actions we can encourage hope and […]

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New Research Launched – Enhancing police resources in the fight against economic crime cost effectively: harnessing the potential of the private and not-for-profit sectors

Perpetuity Research has received funding from the Dawes Trust, along with the Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime at Portsmouth University, to undertake research exploring the opportunities that exist in the private and not-for-profit sectors for the police to utilise in order to tackle economic crime more effectively. Economic crime, although the largest category of offending and costing society billions […]

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Consultation analysis on restricting promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar, or salt

Perpetuity Research recently undertook a consultation analysis on behalf of the Scottish Government on ‘Restricting promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar, or salt’. The purpose of the consultation carried out by the Scottish Government was to understand views in relation to proposed restrictions aiming to reduce the public health harm caused by over consumption of food and […]

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Survey Launch: Can security be excellent without the right culture?

While there is much emphasis on the quality of security being delivered by security departments and providers, can it truly be excellent without first establishing the right attitude to security and the right engagement with security among the wider workforce? We are seeking the views of security professionals on the significance of security culture and factors that impact on culture […]

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The Aon Centre gains second Secured Environments award

Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has gained the prestigious Secured Environments award for The Aon Centre, their global headquarters, housed in the iconic Leadenhall Building in London. The award, presented by the Commissioner of the City of London Police, Angela McLaren, recognises that Aon is following six […]

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Security Managers lack influence over the security budget; and how to remedy that

The aim of the research was to explore the extent to which security managers are able to influence the security budget, whether and why this matters, and how greater influence can be attained. It is based on the views of security professionals from both in-house and contract positions (predominantly those currently in a ‘security manager/director’ type role), collected via an […]

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Two Policy & Practice Briefing Papers from the Digital Forensics and Social Media (DFSM) Project Published

Perpetuity Research, in conjunction with University College London (UCL) and the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) (Birkbeck College) are pleased to release the first two policy and practice briefing papers from their Digital Forensics and Social Media (DFSM) project, funded by the Dawes Trust. The overall aims of the research are to examine how social media evidence is […]

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New Research Launched – Assessing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by The Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE), UK Chapter to undertake research into non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs are essentially digital collectibles – if something can be stored digitally then it can become a NFT, including pictures, tweets, videos, songs and video game items. Ownership is secured by placing a unique token on a blockchain which […]

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