Bournemouth University gain Secured Environments for the 3rd time

Bournemouth University has successfully been re-accredited with Secured Environments for the third time. The university underwent a thorough audit of their security processes and procedures as well as consultation with staff in order to achieve the award. Like many universities, there are unique challenges in managing security in a context where buildings are spread through the town centre and where […]

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Crime Bytes: Motivations behind global ransomware attacks.

  Cybercrime is all over the news at the moment: in May, ransomware virus WannaCry affected more than 150 countries, attacked more than 300,000 computers and had major impacts on organisations such as the NHS, FedEx, a Chinese police force and the Russian Interior Ministry. Then in June another virus, dubbed NotPetya, hit a dozen countries, attacked around 2,000 computers […]

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The impact of organised crime in local communities

Since 2014 the Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation have been researching the impact of serious organised crime in communities and how this threat is tackled locally in a study supported by the Dawes Trust.   The report published today, reveals some striking findings. From a sample of frauds committed in two police force areas, between 31% and 45% of […]

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Cyber Essentials certification

We are delighted to announce that we recently achieved the Cyber Essentials certificate. This is a government endorsed scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber threats. As a research organisation, but moreover one that specialises in crime and security, we take protecting our information, that of our clients, and of our research participants extremely seriously. Our own […]

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New Vacancy!

We’re looking for a new Marketing and Sales Assistant to transform our approach to communicating what we do. Interested? Read about the role here. Marketing and Sales Assistant   Based In Tunbridge Wells, Kent Who are we?   We work globally; we are entrepreneurial and unique. Our mantra is that we are committed to making a difference. There are three […]

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Secured By Design film

Secured By Design has launched a short film about their work. It shows how crime prevention techniques can be incorporated into the design of a building to reduce crime and fear of crime. The film looks at how the police have worked with the developer Lendlease at their Elephant Park development in London. Further details about the film are available […]

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Computer Hacking

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Holiday Inn, Google Play, HipChat, and Youtube are but a few companies that have suffered a hack just this month. Viruses have been infiltrating computer systems, card payment systems have been hacked into, and thousands of people’s details may have been compromised. These kinds of events are not new news, but why do they keep happening?   […]

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Announcing the launch of the new Secured Environments website

We’re excited to announce that the new and refreshed Secured Environments website is now live. We have a fresh new appearance and layout, some additional content for members (registered organisations working towards the accreditation) but the same great content on how the accreditation works. You can see the website here – www.securedenvironments.com We hope you like the changes, and if […]

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Improving the local response to Fraud

Background Perpetuity and the Police foundation are working together on a two-year project investigating the UK response to fraud. This work is founded on previous research carried out by the teams which found that a disproportionate amount of fraud is organised and that it is highly prevalent, for example, between a third and nearly half of all frauds occurring locally in our sample of two police […]

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