Digital Forensics and Social Media: ethics, challenges and opportunities

Digital forensics

A new research project will explore the use of ‘digital forensics’ in criminal cases, focusing on social media and messaging communications between suspects, victims and witnesses of crimes. Perpetuity Research is a lead contributor to a collaborative research project that will look in particular at evidence derived from posts on social media platforms and communications on messaging applications, and at […]

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Overgate shopping centre gain Secured Environments award

Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee, supported by its managing agent JLL, is the latest organisation to be recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments award. The award, which recognises that the shopping centre is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff and customers, was achieved after the centre underwent a thorough audit of […]

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William Hill achieve Secured Environments safety award

William Hill has become the first company in the betting industry to have its security management recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation for ten of its premises in the Westminster area of London.   The award, which recognises that the bookmaker is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff and customers, […]

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IFSEC International 2019

Attendees at IFSEC

Perpetuity Research are attending IFSEC International    IFSEC International is Europe’s leading integrated security event. The annual global security exhibition welcomes installers, integrators, consultants, distributors and end-users from 113 countries who come to source specialist security equipment including video surveillance, access control, integrated security, cyber, intruder detection, perimeter protection, and more from over 500 leading suppliers. The summit includes a new calibre of educational content which reflects on […]

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Understanding the Police Response to Fraud

Despite being a third of crime in England and Wales fraud is not prioritised by the police, report finds   New research by Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is inadequate. Despite fraud making up to 31 per cent of all crime, and more than one third of victims reporting […]

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The Barriers to Effective Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the Security Sector

The aim of the research was to identify and discuss the factors in the buyer-supplier relationship that can impact negatively on the relationship, and ultimately on the success of the contract. The research is based on examination of existing literature, survey responses from 502 security professionals, and 40 interviews (20 buyers and 20 suppliers). Desired Characteristics Acknowledging that there is […]

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The University of Sheffield secures top safety award

The University of Sheffield has had its security management recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which recognises that the University is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff, students and visitors, was presented to President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Keith Burnett by the Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police […]

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Maximising Public Benefits of Automated Alarms

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has published findings of new industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signalling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The research – conducted via an online survey and extensive one-to-one interviews with a wide range of industry professionals including representatives from Alarm Receiving Centres […]

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Pure Data Centres Group achieves Secured Environments award

Pure Data Centres Group (Pure) is the first data centre to gain the Secured Environments award. Security was built into both the design of the facility (indeed they have already achieved Secured by Design accreditation), a new purpose built data centre in the heart of Birmingham and their procedures and processes. The organisation view security as being fundamental to achieving […]

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Survey: What does a successful buyer-supplier relationship look like in security?

Perpetuity Research has launched a survey as part of our research to better understand the impact that the relationship between buyers and suppliers can have on the overall success of a contract. This has remained largely unexamined in the security sector. The survey looks at which factors are important to achieving a successful relationship and which can be detrimental. It […]

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