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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Tackling Cyber Crime: The Role of Private Security

This Security Research Initiative Report highlights the crucial role that physical security suppliers and corporate security departments play in tackling cyber crime, albeit that this often goes unrecognised. In a survey of both physical security specialists and cyber specialists (supplemented by extensive interviews) 79% thought that physical security was crucial to tackling cyber, but 38% of the sample agreed physical […]

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Survey – Tackling Cyber Crime: The Role of Private Security

Answer our new survey on tackling cyber crime in businesses – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRI-cyber-crime – The role of private security and corporate security in addressing cyber crime has received relatively little coverage despite the growing threat of cyber crime, the significant consequences for businesses and the reality that the need for experts is in abundance, not least because police resources are limited. We are conducting […]

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Deloitte joins as a member of the SRI

Perpetuity are pleased to announce that Deloitte, an international professional services firm, has become our newest member of the Security Research Initiative. They join a whole host of corporate and security companies, and we look forward to working with them in the future. The Security Research Initiative (SRI) is a rolling three-year programme of research, with each year producing a […]

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Beyond the Protection of Assets: The Broader Benefits of Security

In both corporate security departments and amongst security suppliers, there has been a very narrow focus on the benefits from services provided; in fact most often that focus has been on security benefits. But there is evidence that a host of other (non-security) benefits are derived from having good security. For the first time ever we will be able to […]

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10 Notable Things That Hackers Can Hack Into

At the start of the century it would have been unthinkable that public safety could be compromised by criminals sitting in their own living room. However, with the rapid increase in internet-connected devices, hackers can cause havoc on many different fronts. Consequently, IFSEC Global have highlighted 10 things that hackers could gain control of, or, already have done so. Here’s a list […]

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New Security Research Initiative Project: Tackling Cyber Crime

This year the Security Research Initiative is taking on a new project looking at the role of the private security sector in tackling cyber crime. As cyber crime is quickly growing and evolving, the threat posed to businesses and individuals is irrefutable. Unlike conventional crimes we are all very likely to be victims of a cyber attack; it is almost guaranteed. It is […]

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What are the characteristics of an excellent corporate security department?

The latest findings from the Security Research Initiative (SRI) revealed that the top three most valued characteristics of a corporate security department are: understanding threats, having an effective security strategy and having objectives aligned with that of the company. 489 corporate security personnel and security suppliers from around the world were asked to rate various characteristics of outstanding performance. While overall […]

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Aspiring to Excellence: The Case of Security Suppliers and Corporate Security

What are the most important characteristics of an excellent corporate security department? What makes an excellent security supplier? Our latest Security Research Initiative report explores the characteristics needed to achieve outstanding performance as rated by both corporate security personnel and security suppliers. Views were also garnered on whether in practice excellence in security is actually being achieved. While overall the […]

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