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[The UN Security Council holds a moment of silence in honour of the victims of crashed flight MH17. UN Photo/Loey Felipe]
[The UN Security Council holds a moment of silence in honour of the victims of crashed flight
MH17. UN Photo/Loey Felipe]

The apparent deliberate downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine highlights the need for an urgent resumption of a ceasefire and a serious effort to end the ongoing crisis, the United Nations political chief told an emergency meeting of the Security Council last week.



The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN needs to as a matter of urgency wade into this sort of enslavement going on currently in Nigeria, not only in the security sector, but in all sectors where foreigners actively participate in the country's economic activities milking Nigeria dry, paying little or no taxes, yet pay their Nigerian staff mere peanuts.

Boss of the SIA Executive Bill Butler welcomes the key findings of the recently published IFSEC and Optima Group 2014 Security Training and The Security Industry Authority (SIA) Survey. The survey provides valuable insight on the views of security professionals, and their thoughts on the SIA's licensing regime and security training.

Mitie was recently awarded three contracts in its award-winning painting business. Combined, the three awards are valued at over £3.75m, and include a contract with the UK’s leading provider of student accommodation, Unite Students, and two social housing contracts with Derwent Living and Gloucester City Homes.

Although the earthshaking event has come and gone, but it will be interesting to know who kept darkness at bay whilst it lasted...Panasonic, of course! The AV CENTRE and company provided a superb visual experience for the crowd at The Eurovision Song Contest.

The hard work and achievements of 15 outstanding security professionals have been recognised in the national round of this year’s British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Security Personnel Awards, which were presented today (16th July) at the Association’s exclusive annual lunch held at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

LONDON (UK): A survey amongst 250 IT security professionals, conducted during this year’s Infosecurity Europe show, has revealed that 20% of organisations believe malicious insiders pose the biggest threat to their security. A further 44% suggest employee’s ignorance could also cause defences to crumble. Hardly surprising, then, that this audience firmly pointed the finger at ‘people’ (70%) as the most frequent point of failure in an organisation’s IT security, with 20% citing processes and just 9% at technology.